Articles tagged economics

‘Empire of Things’ Is Both an Epic and a Necessary Look at Consumer Culture

Trentmann's historical analysis of consumption manages to be both depressing about our habits and hopeful about change.

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Socialist Solutions for America’s Problems

A growing array of America’s leading thinkers and activists have gone from critiquing the excesses of capitalism to charting the future of American socialism.

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Words Aren’t Minced in Thomas Piketty’s ‘Why Save the Bankers?’

The bestselling French economist offers new advice on saving democracy from capitalism. The whole world needs to listen.

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“The Marketplace Is a Greater Democracy Than the Political Arena”

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man may be the most important book of 2016, since reading it is like getting a top secret state department debriefing on world affairs.

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What Can Mushrooms Tell Us About the End of Capitalism?

An anthropologist ties together mushrooms, salvage accumulation, and the end of capitalism’s progress narrative.

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Minding the Gap of ‘The Great Divide’

Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz examines the causes of economic inequality and proposes solutions in this compilation of essays.

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Joseph Stiglitz Explains ‘The Great Divide’ at Politics and Prose (video)

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz visited Washington, D.C.'s famous independent bookstore to talk about his newest work of economic analysis, The Great Divide.

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History Works Against Andrew Keen’s Latest Diatribe Against the Internet

The internet economy has changed the world, and Andrew Keen (still) isn't happy about it.

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Mainstream Economists Are Leading America to Ruin

The challenges for Americans and other countries to grapple with are not economic ones, and they are not narrow, technically ‘scientific’ ones. They are moral and philosophical ones.

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‘The Bonds of Debt’ Constitute a Common Good by Binding Us Inextricably to One Another

The so-called credit crisis has seemingly pushed the world to the brink of disaster. But the problem according to Richard Dienst isn't that we owe too much -- but that we don't owe enough.

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‘Super Sad True Love Story’, Or, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Lenny Abramov

This story depicts a world that is completely absurd and out of control, which brings a lot of dark humor into it. Yet its truly scary -- you have to wonder if this is the slippery slope the real world is headed down.

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Ironically Facebook and Its 500 Million Friends Remain Largely a Mystery

In the beginning, Mark Zuckerberg was a socially-awkward teenager, a computer science major at Harvard University, who arrived toting an eight-foot-long whiteboard as a brainstorming tool...

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'Overwatch' and Anger Issues

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"I get angry in Overwatch not because I hate to lose, but because most of the time when I do lose, I can see so clearly how the loss could have been avoided.

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