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Twelve Rules for Life as an Alternative to Jordan Peterson’s

 Conservative Canadian academic psychologist Jordan Peterson (1962-) is currently all the rage, especially, apparently among resentful young men. I don’t know any of the latter so I will take peoples’ word for it. His You Tube talks have gone viral … Continue reading

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Beware What You Ask For: Peter Radford

Brilliant article in Real World Economics by Peter Radford on the current plutocratic mess: This has been a long and miserable time. Deluged daily by strange and almost surrealistic gyrations in Washington I decided to sit to one side and … Continue reading

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The Discrete Terror of the American Bourgeoisie by Edward Luce

A Brilliant article in today’s Financial Times that nails the core problem. And the test of whether it is right: how much support would a policy to equalize school expenditure across the nation find from the so-called meritocrats? Zero is … 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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Hegemonial Economics

For decades the GOP has been scapegoating rather than systemically trying to understand economics and the forces that cause our problems like the 2008 Crash. Trump has taken this to a whole new depth, a new low. And unfortunately some … Continue reading

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In Defense of Thomas Piketty and Ruminations on Economics

Financial Times Discussion on Thomas Piketty March 2015 I was drawn into a prolonged and interesting discussion of an article in the UK Financial Times recently that covered the apparent refutation of the work of Thomas Piketty in his fine … Continue reading

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It’s Inequality, Stupid

There is a profoundly interesting article by Will Hutton in today’s UK Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/worlds-largest-economies-and-their-future        How will China fare as an economy in the next 15 years? Photograph: Martin Puddy/Getty Images/Asia Images Here is a puzzle that preoccupies futurologists, … Continue reading

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