Category Archives: Economic Conflict

Much conflict has an economic basis, but also of course there is conflict that is directly economic: in ideas and policies

Ranting: Channeling my Inner Steve Carell from the movie “The Big Short”

Some of my posts on this blog, people tell me, who know me and have heard me rant on the insanity of much present day politics, should be heard through the lens of the character Mark Baum, who is played … Continue reading

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Radical Lean Manufacturing

When I point out the complete vacuum on new ideas or a new strategy for the economy from progressives, I get challenged: so what’s your idea. I don’t have one idea, I have lots but here’s one as an example:  … Continue reading

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My evening with Joan Robinson and the Tractatus: Edward Fullbrook

A marvelous piece from Real World Economics on intellectual development and intellectual integrity and also about economics but that’s not the main point:  “The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money was the first book I ever read with pleasure.  I … Continue reading

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Richard Thaler: How to Change Minds and Influence People

Powerful and insightful article from Tim Harford in the Financial Times:  “The story of how a ‘lazy’ man won a Nobel Prize is as important as what he won it for. The Nobel laureate Richard Thaler’s central insight was that … Continue reading

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Strategy by Any Other Name Would Sound as Unacceptable

Someone asked me for some strategic thoughts on the current US political situation:  I don’t think the Dems/progressives can do strategy. Not seen any sign of it these recent decades. My strategic views are not very popular, don’t get many … Continue reading

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The Alt Left in the USA

Someone asked me to explain the so-called Alt Left in the USA, the far left, some of whom support Senator Bernie Sanders, though I am not sure if he shares many of their views. This was my reply, based on … Continue reading

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American Football and Economics Knowledge Thereof

I tend to upset people on the Left, especially the Alt Left these days. But this is what keeps me up nights. Conservatives have a delusion that capitalism as she is currently constructed is not close to collapse by say … Continue reading

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