Economics Is Dead, and It Is Being Killed Again

August 28th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Per Bylund

Appeared originally at 22 August 2015

Economics is dead, and economists killed it.

What we have seen over the course of the last eighty years is a systematic dismantling of the contribution of economics to our understanding of the social world.

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The Same Old Tired Argument, Capitalism Against Socialism

August 27th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Michael Clark

The same old tired argument between the two sides of the brain. The Left Brain loves Capitalism, seeing only its positive side; the Right Brain hates Capitalism, seeing only its negative side. The Left Brain hates Socialism, seeing only its negative side; the Right Brain loves Socialism, seeing only its positive side.

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Charlie Rose's Legion d’Honneur, Bernard-Henri Levy, and the French Ruling Class

August 27th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Langlemort

3 Americans foiled a terror attack in a train in France, and were awarded the Legion d'honneur for it, the Republic's highest award. What does Charlie Rose have in common with these three servicemen? Answer: the Légion d'honneur.

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Stop Financializing the Human Experience

August 26th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds

In this financialized hall of mirrors, narcissism replaces identity and the authentic self is rendered incoherent.

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What Happened in China?

August 26th, 2015
in Op Ed

In a few words, from The Global Minotaur 2011,2013

by Yanis Varoufakis

Greece is off the headlines, for now, as China's crisis has taken over. In our globalised world, the two crises are utterly intertwined, both the repercussions of global capitalism's 2008 'moment'. Here are some extracts from my The Global Minotaur, both the 2011 and the 2013 editions.


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