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Prominent UK Economists Think Brexit to Have Negative Effect on GDP - Poll

Hundreds of economists, members the UK Royal Economic Society and the Society of Business Economists, think that Brexit would somehow negatively affect the United Kingdom's GDP, a new Ipsos MORI poll revealed.

Today's Economic History: Leszek Kolakowski vs. The Hacks of the New Left

Hoisted from 2006: [Main Currents of Marxism](http://www.bradford-delong.com/2006/09/main_currents_o.html): Back in the early 1970s, Leszek Kolakowski tells English historian E.P. Thompson what he thinks of him: >[Socialist Register](http://socialistregister.com/socialistregister.com/files/SR_1974_Kolakowski.pdf)...Show More Summary

A New Study Questions Whether Bright Street Lights Reduce Crime

Americans, and even the sociologists among us, tend to think about crime as a problem related to people and their economic characteristics. Crime, we theorize, is caused by poverty or relative poverty (larger differences between the haves and have nots), joblessness, more lucrative underground occupations, or an insufficient safety net. Show More Summary

How Regional Ambitions, Cheap Oil Change Saudi Arabia’s Global Role

The recent changes in the Middle East balance of power along with low oil prices have highlighted a set of new political and economic challenges Saudi Arabia is facing, analysts at the Carnegie Endowment think tank said.

Many of America's Leading Economists Are Not Even Remotely Grappling With America's Systemic Problems

Any suggestion that governments can do more to move economies out of the doldrums will be attacked and dismissed. A version of this post first appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. The ferocious reaction to...Show More Summary

Media You Can Trust in a Capitalist Society? Here's an Idea

A new book by economist Julia Cagé advocates a participatory business model for independent media. This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Imagine a world where publications are controlled not by zillionaires or governments, but by readers, journalists, crowdfunders and other shareholders. Show More Summary

Here's a New Model for Independent Media

This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Imagine a world where publications are controlled not by zillionaires or governments, but by readers, journalists, crowdfunders and other shareholders. Show More Summary

Sentiment on trade policy is shifting: TPP is bad policy, after all

This year's political campaign has forced the economics profession to reconsider the fraying orthodoxy of free trade. Last week, Martin Khor documented the shift in thinking by several economists. In particular, the new NAFTA-style trade deal - the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is in deep trouble. Show More Summary

Obama thinks he hasn’t gotten credit for a growing economy. He’s right.

In a long New York Times magazine piece on Obama’s economic legacy, Andrew Ross Sorkin begins with this: Two months ago, across an assembly-room table in a factory in Jacksonville, Fla., President Barack Obama was talking to me about the problem of political capital. His efforts to rebuild the U.S. economy from the 2008 financial […]

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

The Economic Operating System I recently read Douglas Rushkoff’s provocative new book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus. Rushkoff is a media theorist, but this book falls comfortably into the area of big think economics. Its premise is that the underlying “operating system” of our economy — capital growth above all else — is not a fundamental law of markets, […]

Battery Storage Is Close To Parity, With Certain Tariffs

Originally published on RenewEconomy. A new survey from energy consultancy Energeia says the point of mass uptake of battery storage on economic grounds may be closer than most people think, although it would require a different tariff structure for electricity prices. Show More Summary

Meet The New President Of The Berggruen Institute

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Craig Calhoun has been director of the London School of Economics and Political Science since September 2012 and is poised this summer to become the new president of the Berggruen Institute, a “think and action tank” concerned with political...Show More Summary

Trump and Clinton are telling two radically different stories about the economy. Only one is based in reality.

In this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, there’s an interview with President Obama in which he assesses his economic legacy, and as you might expect, he has a complicated view of things. He thinks his administration did an excellent job pulling us out of the Great Recession: “I actually compare our economic performance to how, […]

What do Australian economists think about policy?

Jan Libich of La Trobe University has a new book out called Real-World Economic Policy: Insights from Leading Australian Economists. Each chapter has a fairly accessible introduction to an economic policy issue, along with an interview with an Australian economist: examples include Bob Gregory, Andrew Leigh and Warwick McKibbin. It’s useful both as an intro […]

Bernanke’s New Helicopter Money Plan——-Sheer Destructive Lunacy

If you don’t think the current central bank driven economic and financial bubble is going to end badly, recall a crucial historical fact. To wit, the worldwide race of central banks to the zero bound and NIRP and their $10 trillion bond-buying spree during the last seven years was the brain child of Ben S Bernanke. Show More Summary

New York's economic outlook is the worst in nation: study

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The study, from a conservative think tank, says New York is filled with "high taxes and rampant cronyism."

Wantrobski: Markets Unprepared for 'Explosive' Economic Growth

"I think it's going to be disruptive. I think it's going to allow for a lot more economic growth than people realize…as a new demographic boom is about to come online and really generate a lot of economic velocity and activity. To me, that's very, very bullish..."

Paul Ryan Sorry for Calling Americans Takers, But Who are the Real Takers?

This post was originally published on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. From the lips of Paul Ryan, Chief Spokesman of Blame-the-Poor politics, came a curious mea culpa recently: He should not have referred to hard-working...Show More Summary

We Stopped Pfizer’s Giant Tax Dodge, Now Let’s End the Stock Market Manipulation

Want affordable healthcare? This shady practice of stock market manipulation must go. This post originally appeared on the blog for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Now that new Treasury Department rules have effectively thwarted Pfizer's attempt to evade its U.S. Show More Summary

We Stopped Pfizer's Tax Dodge, Now Let's End the Buybacks

This post, co-authored by Ken Jacobson, industrial journalist and communications director of the Academic-Industry Research Network, originally appeared on the blog for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Now that new Treasury Department rules have effectively thwarted Pfizer's attempt to evade its U.S. Show More Summary

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