Hume-ans: Our Question is Humans

  Should we or shouldn't we? by O Society August 20, 2019 We turn to Hume for moral guidance. Why? Because  we need moral guidance to decide whether or not we should do things. Why? Because our leaders are not taught moral guidance in school at Harvard. No, they aren't. They are taught the prime … Continue reading Hume-ans: Our Question is Humans

How neoliberalism’s obsession with markets destroyed the heart and soul of key jobs

From medicine to education, market imperatives rule public life: how neoliberalism undermined our professions. by Lisa Herzog Aeon Jan 11, 2019 The young doctor was desperate. ‘I need to talk to my patients,’ she said, ‘and give them time to ask questions. Some of them are foreign-born and struggle with the language, and all of them are … Continue reading How neoliberalism’s obsession with markets destroyed the heart and soul of key jobs

What is Neoliberalism?

by ANIS SHIVANI  Counterpunch Dec 17, 2018 Over the last eighteen years as I wrote for many progressive outlets, editors often asked me not to mention the word “neoliberalism,” because I was told readers wouldn’t comprehend the “jargon.” The situation is even worse with literary journals, my main territory, which are determined not to have anything … Continue reading What is Neoliberalism?

How Bronze Age Rulers Simply Canceled Debts

Clean Slate proclamations were part of the community’s self-preservation. by Michael Hudson Evonomics Dec 3, 2018 Adapted from …and Forgive Them Their Debts: Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year. Islet. November 15, 2018.  There has been an explosion of discussion about whether to cancel student debts. Critics of the idea point out … Continue reading How Bronze Age Rulers Simply Canceled Debts

FUKUS Neoliberals Caused Paris to Burn

I don’t understand why any progressive is cheering French protesters who are amassing against a carbon tax. — Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) December 8, 2018 Why are the sane people cheering as the  Yellow Vests are burning down the house over a fuel tax? What about global warming? Isn’t this hypocrisy? Oh my! by O Society … Continue reading FUKUS Neoliberals Caused Paris to Burn

Four Reasons You Should Consider Washington’s Deficit As Your Surplus

I want to explain how things work, not what you should believe. by John Harvey Forbes I could hear Meet the Press on in the background at my house on Sunday and the reporters were discussing various means of reducing the budget deficit. I didn’t bother to sit down and listen, however, because I knew … Continue reading Four Reasons You Should Consider Washington’s Deficit As Your Surplus

Stephanie Kelton Wants You to Rethink the Deficit

Ben Walsh interviews Stephanie Kelton for Barron's Stephanie Kelton, an economics professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island in New York, has a radical new way for thinking about the economy: Governments that print and borrow their own currency can’t go bankrupt, she says, and the current U.S. budget deficit is, if anything, too small. … Continue reading Stephanie Kelton Wants You to Rethink the Deficit