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How North Korea's Political Ideology Became A De-Facto Religion

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

On Tuesday, the highly insular North Korea conducted a massive artillery drill to mark the foundation of its military as tensions with the United States continued to escalate. Like many aspects of North Korea’s political and economic systems, its military came into being under the late president Kim Il Sung. Show More Summary

The biggest threat to the economy is Washington

As Donald Trump approaches his 100 th day as President and steward of the U.S. economy, the results of two new surveys suggest that while high economic anxiety has eased since the election, the political climate in Washington remains of deep concern. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People

``The richest large economy in the world, says Temin, is coming to have an economic and political structure more like a developing nation. We have entered a phase of regression, and one of the easiest ways to see it is in our infrastructure: our roads and bridges look more like those in Thailand or Venezuela than the Netherlands or Japan. Show More Summary

Noam Chomsky: What Trump's Election Means for Humanity's 'Prospects of Survival'

Participants from about 200 countries at the Marrakech climate conference mulled over the incoming U.S. president's affect on the planet. Noam Chomsky ended his “Prospects for Survival" talk sponsored by the Political Economy Research...Show More Summary

The Dynamics of War and Revolution, by Lawrence Dennis

Dennis was actually the first stagnation theorist I read, at about the age of eighteen, due to a recommendation from Walter Grinder.  His strength is to tie stagnationist claims into the political economy of war.  This is from 1940 (book...Show More Summary

America Is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People

A new book reveals that the U.S. is becoming two distinct countries, with separate economies, politics and opportunities. This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. You’ve probably heard the...Show More Summary

Fitch lowers Italy's credit rating to 1 notch above junk

Fitch Ratings has downgraded its rating on Italy's long-term debt, citing the country's huge debts, stagnant economy and divided politics. Fitch cut the country's rating from BBB+ to BBB, one … Click to Continue »

Spot the Logical Fallacies, Phil Gramm Edition

If I were teaching a college-level course on political economy, my midterm exam would ask students to spot the errors in an op-ed with the headline, “Do You Want Reagan’s Economy or Obama’s? ” Why? Because this particular article, by...Show More Summary

Market jitters over elections

If there’s one thing the markets don’t like, it’s political uncertainty and risk. But that’s the story here, as well as in France and Germany. Europe’s three biggest economies are all facing hugely important elections this year.

Is World War The Twisted Cure For A Doomed Economy? "Signals for War Are Fiscal"

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, The march to war is deafening. But the reasons for it go beyond the elements of military conflict and political intrigue. Underlying it all, the reasons are economic. With a nothing-doing economy...Show More Summary

A top Silicon Valley dealmaker is predicting a big year for tech M&A

In light of the current state of the global economy, capital market conditions and political climate, many are wondering what lies ahead for this year’s technology M&A market. In the U.S., we are closely watching the Trump administration as it pursues its agenda to tighten immigration and the U.S. Show More Summary

Ricardo and comparative advantage at 200

The idea of comparative advantage is an essential part of every economists’ intellectual toolkit. On the 200th anniversary of the publication of “On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation”, this column salutes David Ricardo’s achievement of setting out the theory for comparative advantage for the first time.

Understatement of the Century on FX’s The Americans: Soviet Union Has ‘Problems’

On last week’s episode of FX’s The Americans, mom “Elizabeth,” a KGB operative in the U.S. in the mid ‘80s, catches teen daughter “Paige” reading Karl Marx’s Capital: Critique of Political Economy. “Elizabeth” espouses how Marx wrote...Show More Summary

Clippers Owner Acquires Basic Grasp Of Political Economy For $10 Million

last weekSports : Deadspin

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is one of the richest men in the United States, with an estimated net worth north of $27 billion. He was one of the very first Microsoft employees, and he worked as the company’s CEO for 14 years before stepping down and buying the Clippers in 2014. As an ultra-rich, recently retired guy… Read more...

What will replace traditional capitalism: Future of the economy P8

A good deal of what you’re about to read will sound impossible given today’s political climate. The reason being that more so than the previous chapters in this Future of the Economy series, this final chapter deals with the unknown, an era in human history that has no precedent, an era many of us will experience in our lifetimes. Show More Summary

Friedrich Hayek and Abba Lerner on General Rules

(April 17, 2017 12:46 PM, by David Henderson) At a conference at the Political Economy Research Center in Bozeman, Montana 10 days ago, one of the readings we discussed was "The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization," Chapter 2 of Friedrich Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty. I hadn't... (0 COMMENTS)

“African Arguments” series from Zed Books

This series of titles from Zed Books has several volumes directly and indirectly relevant to questions in international political economy and agriculture, should anyone be interested. I have a post with a bit more information over at Ratio Juris. Show More Summary

In The Service Economy, Politeness Is No Longer Enough: Friendliness Is Required, And That Is Not Good

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The dateline notwithstanding, this is not a joke article: "emotional labor" is a real phenomenon, much studied by sociologists and behavioral economists, and it can lead to real burnout.

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