Free markets and their discontents

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How Employers Punish Workers for Forming Unions

How employers play dirty tricks even after unions are voted in. The PRO Act, up for a Senate vote, would stop the worst practices.

Stock Market Leverage Spikes in Historic Manner: Another WTF Chart of a Zoo that Has Gone Nuts

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 19/03/2021 - 5:02pm in

In an investment environment where nothing matters anymore – until old fasioned worries like leverage suddenly do.

The Free Press versus Facebook and Google

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 18/03/2021 - 7:46pm in

Are Facebook and Google the new ‘public square’? Or are they publishers swiping content from others?

The Full Case Against Ultra Low and Negative Interest Rates

Why unprecedentedly low and negative nterest rates will probably not stimulate demand and may even threaten financial stability.

Legalise It: Prohibition’s Repeal and Its Unintended Impact on Public Health

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 18/03/2021 - 12:55am in

How the US Prohibition remains widely misunderstood and why that matters.

Yanis Varoufakis: Draghi’s Outrageous Deployment of McKinsey, Europe’s Predicament, DiEM25’s Proposals

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 9:14pm in

Yanis Varoufakis decries how McKinsey is undermining democracy in a putative first world country, a big step up from South Africa and Saudi Arabia.

The Long Term Damage of Economic Downturns

As the well off sail on, either unaffected by or profiting from Covid's impact, for many, the economic damage is severe and lasting.