Free markets and their discontents

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Commodities Price Increases and Prospect of Shortages Feeding Inflation Fears

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 14/02/2022 - 10:08pm in

Many commodities, particularly metals and energy, are in short supply, which points to even higher prices.

On-Time Rent Payments Sag Amid Massive Spike in Rents

Rents are up a lot in most places in the US of any consequence. Not all tenants are keeping pace.

Resource Limits to American Capitalism & The Predator State Today

James K. Galbraith discusses the shift of the US from industrialism to his so-called predator state: finance-led, military-centered corporatism

Revealed: New Insight into What Really Drives the Stock Market

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/02/2022 - 6:27pm in

In How Novelty and Narratives Drive the Stock Market, economist Nicholas Mangee examines how stories influence stock market outcomes

Resist Inflation Phobia Coup

Efforts to cure inflation, at least for poorer countries, will prove to be more damaging than the disease.

Occupy the SEC to DoJ: Act on Congressional Mandate, Quit Rubber Stamping Bank Mergers

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/02/2022 - 9:36pm in

Occupy the SEC is back! The small group of lawyers, bank compliance experts, and financial services industry product specialists generated an outside reputation with its highly praised, over 300 page comment letter on Dodd Frank. As wrote: In detailing how they believe the Volcker Rule can be strengthened, Occupy the SEC has written what […]

New Report: Monetary Policy Without Interest Rate Hikes

A fresh report lead authored by Nathan Tankus takes on orthodoxy monetary policy ideas and provides Modern Monetary Theory solutions.

IMF Surcharges: A Lose-Lose Policy for Global Recovery

The IMF seems unable to drop its punitive, self and "client" destructive habits.

Michael Hudson: America’s Real Adversaries Are Its European and Other Allies

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/02/2022 - 10:25pm in

America has gone off the deep end re Ukraine. It's pressuring allies to engage in economic self-harm, which is not a relationship-builder

Why Young Workers Are Driving a Wave of Unionization

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/02/2022 - 9:30pm in

The young are again on the forefront of change, now by challenging neoliberal atomization and indoctrination by forming unions.