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