Free markets and their discontents

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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.

Calling Trump ‘Just a Warm-Up Act,’ Professor Warns of Democratic Collapse in US

Why it is a little too pat to blame the right for the sorry state of democratic processes in the US.

Most People Want an Active Government, Working on Their Side. It Is Time Those Seeking Power Took Note.

The UK government, like its US counterpart, is not held in much respect. Does this create an opportunity?

During a COVID-19 Surge, ‘Crisis Standards of Care’ Involve Excruciating Choices and Impossible Ethical Decisions for Hospital Staff

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 01/01/2022 - 9:14pm in

Hospital staff are bracing themselves for overload....if they aren't there already.

‘Degrowth’ Isn’t Just About the Economy. It’s About Culture.

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 31/12/2021 - 8:41pm in

What would it take for the idea of degrowth as a response to climate change to get traction?

Climate Denial Satire “Don’t Look Up” Now Top Film on Netflix Worldwide

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 28/12/2021 - 9:49pm in

Mirabile dictu! An allegorical climate change film becomes a hit. And a billionaire is the bad guy.