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Aristotle on Inequality

“The best constitution is one controlled by a numerous middle class which stands between the rich and the poor. For those who possess the goods of fortune in moderation find it “easiest to obey the rule of reason” (Politics IV.11.1295b4–6). … Continue reading

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US and China Must Find Ways to Control Their Elites by Rana Foroohar

Excellent from the UK Financial Times: This is why I think the Democrats need to deeply understand economics and from that base built a new economics and a new economy: more equitable, more sustainable but grounded in the how value … Continue reading

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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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