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Why We Need to Adopt Friedrich Engels’ Thinking on Science in These Times

Friedrich Engels work on working class included describing how capitalists would not contrain their environmental damage.

Study of 50 Years of Tax Cuts For Rich Confirms ‘Trickle Down’ Theory Is an Absolute Sham

Another nail in the trickle down economics coffin. Too bad that vampire-like, it keeps coming back.

Macroeconomics, Money (MMT Style) and Post-Brexit Recovery, All in One Twitter thread

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 14/12/2020 - 7:49pm in

Money, lending, government spending, QE....all explained in one tidy post!

Jamie Galbraith: How Jason Furman and Lawrence Summers Reinforce a Destructive, Debunked Mainstream Paradigm to Support Deficit Spending

To defend deficits, Furman and Summers relied on debunked theories, thus preserving destructive mainstream economic ideas.

Capitalist Systems and Income Inequality

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/12/2020 - 1:55am in

Focusing on class produces a new taxonomy of capitalist countries.

The Scarring Effect of COVID-19: Youth Unemployment in Europe

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 6:04pm in

Youth unemployment spiked in the EU after the financial crisis. Covid is set to do even more damage.

Spreading Like Wildfire: Luther’s Network and the Early Reformation

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 28/11/2020 - 7:48pm in

How did Martin Luther's message spread so quickly?

The Gospel of Capitalism is the Biggest Turkey of All

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 27/11/2020 - 4:47pm in

Western modernity and capitalism may be exhausting themselves, says author Eugene McCarraher. And that’s something to be thankful for.

Loneliness, Happiness, and Love in Times of Covid-19

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 8:20am in

The altered constraints on whom we spend time with imposed by the Covid-19 crisis might have affected human happiness.

Dealing with the Second Wave: Subsidies, Instead of Ordering Closures

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 13/11/2020 - 1:55am in

Could officials use carrots rather than a stick to induce short-term closures of high risk businesses like restaurants?