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FRIDAY’S WORDS OF WISDOM: THE COST OF INEQUALITY BY STEWART LANSLEY

The Cost of Inequality: Three Decades of the Super-Rich and the Economy (Gibson Square, 2011) by Stewart Lansley is an interesting book that seeks to build on recent works, such as Wilkinson and Pickett’s The Spirit Level, by arguing that … Continue reading

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REVISITED: ANALOGIES, ECONOMICS AND THE AMERICAN DEBT “CRISIS”

I originally wrote a post attacking the household analogy for American debt on July 30, 2011. It remains one of the most frequently visited posts on the site. Yesterday Chris posted a lengthy (and sometimes angry) response. I wanted to … Continue reading

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ROMNEY AND OSBORNE: ALIEN COMMUNIST SPIES?

Mitt Romney and George Osborne: Proof of an alien communist conspiracy sent to foment a worldwide revolution?[i] Although I have no proof to support the assertions I am about to make,[ii] this article will argue that the leaders of the … Continue reading

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ANALOGIES, ECONOMICS AND THE AMERICAN DEBT “CRISIS”

Perhaps the strangest and most depressing thing about the situation unfolding at the top of American politics this month has been how little of it has anything to do with the actual economic situation facing America. As I started writing … Continue reading

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POLITICS, ECONOMICS, DEBT, SPENDING & GROWTH – INSPIRED BY AN SF STORY

So I was reading a story submitted by an author in a writing group I belong to and he’d decided to write a story with a political background. It was supposed to be set in the future but he couldn’t … Continue reading

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