Tag Archives: Economics

The Acquisitive Self, Minus the Self

By Natasha Vargas-Cooper Source: The Baffler Los Angeles isn’t exactly the place that comes to mind when you think of decorous restraint in the display of wealth, even in the dregs of the Great Recession. Here in my hometown, possibly … Continue reading

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Why Today’s Neoliberal Global Order Is Incompatible With Democracy

A new book by Jerry Harris explores the transformation of global capitalism and its implications. By Bill Fletcher Jr. Source: In These Times In the years since the Cold War and the collapse of the USSR, the U.S. Left has … Continue reading

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The War Conspiracy – Oligarchical Collectivism

By Ethan Indigo Smith Source: OpEdNews.com “Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that war is criminal or that accepting it is criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War and the … Continue reading

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Fuck Work

  Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore? By James Livingston Source: aeon Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that … Continue reading

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On the Process of Awakening

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We cannot help but feel a hunger for authenticity, honesty, spiritual solace and human connection, but these are precisely what is scarce in our social and economic structure. There is a tremendous … Continue reading

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Review: The Utopia of Rules, by David Graeber

By Jonathan Woolley Source: Gods & Radicals Reading a book about bureaucracy may not sound like an exciting way to spend a weekend off with my family. And yet, having just started David Graeber’s latest – A Utopia of Rules … Continue reading

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Millions Around the World Fleeing from Neoliberal Policy

Source: The Real News Network Economist Michael Hudson says neoliberal policy will pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate, just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece in search of a better life. A research team … Continue reading

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“Why Don’t You Just Get a Better Job” and Other Dumb Shit People Say to Low-Income Earners Stuck in Precarious Work

By Chloe Ann King Source: The Hampton Institute For most of my working life I have been stuck in the hospitality industry which is lowly paid, painfully precarious and poorly regulated. In New Zealand, where I live, hospitality employers mostly … Continue reading

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