Category: Op Ed

The Alienation of Work

April 26th, 2014
in Op Ed

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Mindsp> The emerging economy is opening up new ways to reconnect workers to their work and the profits from their work. One of the most striking blind spots in our collective angst over the lack of jobs is our apparen… more »

Watch Corporations Strip-Mine their Future (and Ours)

April 25th, 2014
in Op Ed

Summary: Al Qaeda (Bin Laden's organization, if it still exists in meaningful form) is a threat to America. A greater threat are our CEO's, some of whom who have discovered discovered a formula to vast personal wealth: leverage the company up (borrow), use those funds to buy back stock (boosting earnings per share), more »

Economics, Education and Unlearning

April 25th, 2014
in Op Ed

The Post-Crash Economics Society (PCES) has published its 'compelling analysis of the failings in economics education and set out a road map for reform.' The forword is written by Andrew Haldane, who is executive director for financial stability at the Bank of England. more »

Rescuing the 1%

April 24th, 2014
in Op Ed

In an earlier essay I suggested we just forget the 1%. This was an idea not entirely supported by the commentary that followed. On reflection, I've decided it isn't the right approach after all. What we really need to do is rescue the 1%. more »

Only in Economics: When Data and Theory Disagree, Change the Data

April 24th, 2014
in Op Ed

This is just astounding. Was there ever another peep from Barro? Bill Mitchell Unearths Yet More Options [not taken] for Europe. If this occurred in the field of physics - or any other more »

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