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Piketty's Focus on Inequality May Also Set a Blueprint for the Study of Economics

June 17th, 2014
in Op Ed

The economic and political focus is increasingly on the inequality of income and wealth as they both rise in Europe and the US. At a conference on Inclusive Capitalism held near the end of May at London’s Guildhall, Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), more »

Will Lies Shape Our Actions in the Last Chapter of Our War in Iraq?

June 16th, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

by Fabius Maximus, Summary: In war, as in golf and baseball, the follow-through is a vital part of the swing. How will we react to the denouement to our expedition in Iraq, the civil war we helped ignite (there was no al Qaeda in… more »

What's Wrong with Extreme Inequality?

June 15th, 2014
in Op Ed

It is common practice to use a single figure - gross domestic product (GDP) - as the definitive measure of progress. Relative standings of countries are assessed by comparing their GDP growth rates or their GDPs per capita. more »

Why Does the Eurozone Need a Negative Interest Rate?

June 14th, 2014
in Op Ed

It’s not unusual for central banks with economies to revive to let their interest rates go negative in “real” terms by keeping them below the rate of inflation. The eurozone, the US and the UK have done so for long periods since 2008 to combat financial crisis and recession. more »

California’s Top-Two Primary Eliminates Third-Party Rivals

June 14th, 2014
in Op Ed

Primary elections originated in the American progressive movement and were intended to take the power of candidate nomination away from party leaders and deliver it to the people. California's Top Two Primary takes power away from third parties representing the 99% and more »

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