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Junk Economics

  Over the weekend, the US Senate passed the most drastic rewrite of America’s tax system since the Reagan administration, which is expected to mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans. This new tax cut legislation should provide further proof that the United … Continue reading

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A Flaw in the Model

  The election of Donald Trump was due, in no small part, to the abject corruption of our elite. In my last post, I examined An Economic Theory of the Criminal Law, where 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner states that the poor require … Continue reading

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Concentrated

  Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods has raised alarms about economic concentration. No corporation epitomizes monopoly better than Amazon, who’s business model is predicated on losing money with their super-low prices in order to capture market share. Their dominant position then … Continue reading

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We Live in a Political World

  Why hasn’t a left-wing populist party arisen in the US in the wake of the Wall Street crash and bail-out by the government? Why have labor unions, environmentalists, racial and ethnic minorities not created an alternative to the fully … Continue reading

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The Other Ratchet

  I’ve written before about how our political process is like a ratchet, where the Republicans apply rightward force, while the Democrats allow this rightward movement but whenever there’s a lull, they lock into place and prevent any movement back … Continue reading

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Accumulated Despair

  Lately, it’s hard to write about any aspect of our shared experience without running headlong into evil. Take neoliberalism, an economic ideology that increasingly orders our lives to a terrifying degree. While neoliberalism may seem incredibly complicated, in my … Continue reading

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The Washington Generals

  The Democratic Party has transformed from a political party that represented working-class interests to a party that serves affluent professionals. In the process they’ve become a faux opponent very much like the Washington Generals who pretended to oppose the Harlem Globetrotters. … Continue reading

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