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Sacred Economics?

The 99% grapple daily with the effects of an increasingly unequal world brought on by a social order that is driven by money and its acquisition.  Indeed, as the global economy keeps growing from year to year, we are nowhere closer to bridging the gap between rich and poor or…
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Kill the ZOMBIES!!

What are zombie ideas and why are they so dangerous? Paul Krugman neatly defines a zombie idea as "a proposition that has been thoroughly refuted by analysis and evidence, and should be dead — but won’t stay dead because it serves a political purpose, appeals to prejudices, or both. The…
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The rich grab it all…

After the great recession 93% of the gains from growth went to the top 1% income think about that.  Professor Stiglitz provides valuable insights into the debilitating effects of inequality. Joseph E. Stiglitz’s new book, “The Price of Inequality,” is the single most comprehensive counter­argument to both Democratic neoliberalism and…
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The Path Not Taken

This article by Krugman captures the misdirected policies driven by financial corporate Financial markets are cheering the deal that emerged from Brussels early Thursday morning. Indeed, relative to what could have happened — an acrimonious failure to agree on anything — the fact that European leaders agreed on something, however…
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