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Book Review: ‘Economics of the Undead’

economicsoftheucover

The perfect blend of economic theory and pop culture. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Zero Marginal Cost Society’ by Jeremy Rifkin

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"What if I were to say to you that 25 years from now, the bulk of the energy you use to heat your home and run your appliances, power your business, drive your vehicle, and operate every part of the global economy will likewise be free?” (Jeremy Rifkin) Read More »

And the Band Plays On

Obama Climate Change Sppech June 2013 Scaled 300

So. It seems that our semi-illustrious president has once again succumbed to the temptation to appear before America’s voters in order to spread his own unmistakeable concoction of snake oil liberally sprinkled (as always) with half-truths, ignorance and outright lies. In yet another attempt to hornswoggle the nation’s voters into buying into one more of his half-baked, ill thought out ... Read More »

How to Fix Dodd-Frank

Too-big-to-Fail

Wall Street's resistance aside, the bill is fraught with flaws and exceptions, and hasn't changed a thing. Read More »

Who Really Gains From Austerity?

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

In, “Europe Should Stop Listening To Germany“, I very briefly mentioned the advantage Germany and other nations of the austerity chorus have over their southern counterparts thanks to skewed bond analysis employed by global markets. Part of the problem stems from the ability of each nation’s central bank to issue new debt, thus allowing markets to assess each issue state-by-state ... Read More »

Europe Should Stop Listening to Germany

Should Eurozone nations continue to heed the words of the very nation which profits directly from austerity gone bad elsewhere? Read More »

Broke If You Do, Broke If You Don’t.

With the failure of the bailout approval in parliament, Cyprus edges that much closer to default. Thing is, a yes vote wouldn't have changed a thing. Read More »

Because They’ll Steal it Anyway, Just Give it to Them First?

Even with stock markets reaching record highs, can America truly afford to turn a blind eye to the excesses of Wall Street's banking elite? Read More »

Updating Global Economic Models: Dr. Jan Tinbergen’s Views in Today’s World

The scientific arguments for the various global economic models need to be updated. Read More »

Book Review: Idea-Links: The New Creativity by Jim Link

Idea-Links challenges the conventional wisdom around creativity, replacing it with a new way of thinking... Read More »