Free markets and their discontents

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Welcome to the Age of Hysteria

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 17/04/2021 - 6:21pm in

Hysteria was removed from the DSM as a disorder in the 1980s, apparenlty making it safe as the business model of the neoliberal age.

Michael Hudson: America’s Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism

Further discussion of the American and Chinese economic models, focusing on financialization as a central distinction.

Experts Lay Out Their Case Against Carbon Pricing

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 14/04/2021 - 11:55pm in

Climate change policy advocates have turned against market approcaches like carbon offsets, which have clearly failed. But what next?

Lessons from the First New Deal for the Next One

Whether it is called “Build Back Better” or a Green New Deal, it is imperative to reject the false dichotomy of “jobs against climate.”

UNCTAD’s Richard Kozul-Wright on the Post-COVID World Economy: Out of the Frying Pan… Into the Fire?

Kozul-Wright warns that for a sustainable Covid-19 recovery, it is key to abandon policies that concentrate economic power and wealth

It’s Time For a Green Social Contract

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/04/2021 - 11:55pm in

The green transformation will have far-reaching socio-economic implications. Action is needed to ensure domestic and international social equity and fairness.

Michael Hudson Asks Our Readers: If Democracy Winds Up Creating Financial Dominance, What Do We Call China?

Michael Hudson seeks reader input on what to call modern governments not run by traditional nobles or financial interests.

Wikipedia’s Deep Ties to Big Tech

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 7:08pm in

Contrary to its image as a cash-strapped, open public service, Wikipedia tries to hide that it is a wealthy NGO with close ties to big tech.

Christian Nationalism Is a Barrier to Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 8:08pm in

Some Christian evangelicals are rejecting Covid vacccines, and some of the current approches to increasing uptake will backfire with them.

Chicago School Economists Got it Wrong. Strong Antitrust Policy Boosts the Economy.

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 9:37pm in

History shows robust antitrust enforcement helps promote a prosperous, fair, and balanced economy.