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

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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Another Side of Economics

I was recently challenged as to which writers threw light on our current economic situation and what ideas I had to change things. My reply: James Tobin on a Tobin tax to curb the finance sector. In the US ending … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide

What the elections in the US and UK and elsewhere are showing is a deep divide in modern advanced economies between 1) those with university education, including those areas where people cluster around those with university education and serve them … Continue reading

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Mad Con Disease

I have this theory that at some US conservative get together a few years back, there was an unreported outbreak of a form of mental Legionnaires Disease and all their brains are now shot to hell by its after-effects. Post … Continue reading

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Brexit Means Brexit Means Endless Austerity

What seems missing from the analysis of austerity in relation to the recent UK General Election is that Brexit means endless austerity as far as the eye can see, as it likely takes 400 billion pounds a year out of … Continue reading

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Neo-Classical Economics: “Nailed to Its Perch” by Peter Radford from Real World Economics

I am reading the “End of Theory” by Richard Bookstaber (unfortunate name for an author) referenced in this insightful article, which memorably relates current Neo-Classical economics to the Monty Python sketch about the dead parrot nailed to its perch. 🙂 I … Continue reading

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