Free markets and their discontents

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Rorschach Test: Revealing Western Press Reactions to Xi Jinping Speech at Davos

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 19/01/2022 - 10:34pm in

Xi Jinping gave an important speech at Davos, even if it was mainly updates on favorite themes. But the press reactions.....

5 Things You Should Know About ‘Free’ At-Home Covid Tests

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 19/01/2022 - 10:26pm in

The Covid free test program isn't really.

Fable of the Squirrels: New Research on Wealth Inequality Among Animals Sparks Debate on Human Economies

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 19/01/2022 - 10:00pm in

Studies of beasts that pass on wealth, um, resources and advantages to offspring may inform whether humans create stratified conditions.

Rentier Capitalism and Class Warfare in Kazakhstan

Blame Kazakhstan ‘free’ market reforms that benefit the rich and powerful at the expense of the working class for recent protests.

Unredacted Antitrust Complaint Shows Google’s Ad Business Even Scummier than Many Imagined

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 17/01/2022 - 10:08pm in

Even more ugly details about Google misbehavior in the online ad market.

The ‘China Shock’ of Trade in the 2000s Reverberates in US Politics and Economics

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 08/01/2022 - 1:55am in

Belatedly learning from how trade losses to China damaged communities to determine how to shore them up.

Michael Hudson: On Debt Parasites

Michael Hudson's favorite theme: why debt cancellation was a regular practice in ancient societies and what happens now that we've rejected it

The Fed Sets Out to Kill the Economy to Save It

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/01/2022 - 10:42pm in

The Fed is trying to solve an economic problem that is largely outside its reach.

Our Ancestors Worked Less and Had Better Lives. What Are We Doing Wrong?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/01/2022 - 8:22pm in

In an age of both untold prosperity and existential crisis, it’s time to rethink work

Is the Doom of Humanity Really Inevitable? Maybe Not.

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/01/2022 - 8:17pm in

David Graeber and David Wengrow contend early humanity featured experiments in living that have much to teach us.

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