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Why Marxism Shifted from Economics to Culture

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/26/2018

Some Marxists have been quite explicit about their desire to apply the Marxist idea of exploitation to nearly every facet of society.

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What Insurance Companies’ Response to Hurricane Florence Can Teach Us About the Business Cycle

Blog10/03/2018

The temporary surge in hurricane-related economic activity can in some ways help us understand the effects of the equally-temporary surge in activity related to an economic boom.

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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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Why the "Economy Is an Engine" Metaphor is So Wrong

Booms and BustsThe Entrepreneur

Blog09/06/2018

The economy is not an engine, or a tool, and does not perform any “work.” The economy is you and me.

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When will the Corporate-Debt Bubble Burst?

Financial Markets

Blog08/24/2018

Is it possible that the bubble-bursting in the corporate debt markets could precede — rather than coincide with — a bear market in equities? Yes, if history is any guide.

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Why Scandinavia Isn't Exceptional

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/15/2018

“Between 1950 and 2000, the Swedish population grew from seven to almost nine million. But astonishingly the net job creation in the private sector was close to zero.”

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Want a Socialist Society? First, Abandon Your Hopes and Dreams

Socialism

Blog08/06/2018

A just society is not some game of chess where we can move around each person like they exist to carry out the goals of "the people."

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WNBA Players are Overpaid

Labor and Wages

Blog07/10/2018

The salaries of pro athletes has little to do with athleticism and everything to do with the entertainment the public receives from them.

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