Category: Economics

Inez Aponte: Alone in a sea of marshmallows

Capitalizing on our emotional pain or discomfort, companies use this knowledge to deliver small dopamine hits directing us from distraction to distraction

Timothée Parrique: A response to Adam Lee: Is degrowth wrong?

Degrowth might be wrong, but it will take more than a two-page mumble to convince me that it is

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Matthew Cunningham-Cook: We Can’t Talk About the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Without Talking About Capitalism

We are not being honest about the horrific racist violence that took place in Buffalo this weekend and the racial inequality throughout the U.S. if we ignore how capitalism brought us here

Thomas Piketty: Long Live Participatory Socialism

I used to believe socialism was a failed idea. But then capitalism went too far. Now, I believe we need a socialism that is decentralized, federal and democratic, ecological, multiracial and feminist.

William I Robinson: Global Capitalism’s Digital Revolution

It is hard to overestimate just how rapid and extensive the current digital restructuring of the global economy and society is

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Dean Baker: Paul Krugman, China, mRNA Vaccines, and Right-Wing Populism

It is striking that so many people are anxious to wrongly blame the costs of China’s zero COVID-19 policy on its rejection of US-made mRNA vaccines

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Yanis Varoufakis: Our New Cloud-Based Ruling Class

Capital is everywhere, yet capitalism is on the wane

Richard D Wolff: The American Political Process Is Disconnected From Economic Reality

What people increasingly need is protection from a beleaguered capitalist system itself

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò: How to Repair the Planet

In Reconsidering Reparations, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò makes the case for a political project with a global scope

Alastair Smith: Inflation Policies Must Deal With Impact of Rising Food Prices on the Poor

Consumer prices in 2021 rose 7 percent over the past year, making this the largest rise in consumer prices over a 12-month period since 1982

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