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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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A Plutocracy Ruled by Self-Centered Jerks?

Interesting new studies covered in this article by Joshua Holland from Moyers and Company at                                                http://billmoyers.com/2013/08/27/a-plutocracy-ruled-by-self-centered-jerks/  which throws some light on the famous interchange between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. The former said ‘The rich are different’ and Hemingway replied: … Continue reading

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Stranded by Sprawl: the Impact of Urban Sprawl on Economic Inequality by Paul Krugman

Many explanations of growing economic inequality in the US focus on moral issues of motivation among the poor, or the predatory habits of the rich. And I am sure there is much to be said on both of these. But … Continue reading

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Everyone Else is More Hypocritical than We Are

There has been some minor uproar in the UK Daily Telegraph today about Diana Carney, wife of the new Governor of the Bank of England over her views that are against inequality, bankers and conspicuous consumption. She is being denounced … Continue reading

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