Sun, 26/05/2024 - 05:23
Each time money is used, an epistemology, a metaphysics, a politics, an ethics, and even a theology is evoked. Money condenses the spirit of capitalism. Money did not create capitalism—the early factories and mills were rarely funded by bank loans—yet money transmits, propagates, and vivifies it. This thought-provoking quotation (p. 20) is from Theology of […]
Tue, 26/03/2024 - 07:38

I have this friend. A mountain of unexpected medical debt buried his family at the start of last year. At the same time, the closing of his business stuck him with six figures of personal debt. Liquidating a retirement account and maxing out credit cards bought him short-term breathing room. Mostly, though, it added interest […]

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Fri, 15/03/2024 - 00:49
by Brian Czech

If you recognize the damages done by a bloating economy, you’ll be alarmed by the global GDP meter, which hit the existentially menacing threshold of $100 trillion in 2022. If that doesn’t give you a dose of distress, try the global debt clock. Then, for a dizzying dose indeed, check the casino-like combination of debt and GDP maintained by “US Debt Clock.”

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Sun, 27/08/2023 - 06:16
by Jongchul Kim* In a given era, social scientists often share a common philosophical perspective, whether overtly or implicitly, despite studying different subjects. So what if the prevailing perspective among mainstream economists proves problematic, preventing them from providing a comprehensive understanding of the capitalist financial system?In modern Western philosophy, conventional economics is built upon two […]
Tue, 25/07/2023 - 18:00
May Rostom On average, parental contributions help children buy homes four years earlier than those without them. Out of every 100 new homeowners below the age of 30, 16 will have had help from ‘the Bank of Mum and Dad’, or Bomad for short. That rises to one in four new homeowners under the age … Continue reading Bomadland: How the Bank of Mum and Dad helps kids buy homes
Tue, 04/07/2023 - 06:59

MMT strips way the veil of neo-liberal ideology that mainstream macroeconomists use to restrict government spending. We learn that these constraints are purely voluntary and have no intrinsic status. This …

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