Posts Tagged ‘miscellaneous’

Travel days

Posted: 4 December 2018 in Uncategorized
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I’ll be traveling for the next few days. No posts then until I arrive. . .

Travel days

Posted: 19 November 2018 in Uncategorized
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I’ll be traveling for the next week or so. No posts then until I return. . .

Travel days

Posted: 10 October 2018 in Uncategorized
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Photo Editor

I’ll be traveling for the next few days. No posts then until I arrive. . .

Travel days

Posted: 13 September 2018 in Uncategorized
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I’ll be traveling for the next 10 days or so. No posts then until I return. . .

Posts of the year II

Posted: 5 January 2018 in Uncategorized
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As I explained yesterday, some of my own favorite posts do not appear on the list of the ones that received the most views last year.

Here is a selection from the second half of 2017:

Economics as religion?

Dictatorship and stolen time

Culture beyond capitalism

“We’ve got the robots”

From oligarchs to Soviets—and back again

Time to dethrone economists

Economics in Wonderland

Economics and the new history of capitalism

What are economists good for?

Inequality and immiseration

Socialism today

Laughter is the best medicine

The gilded age: a tale of today

Haunted by surplus

Global rentier capitalism

Liberal Superman theory

Conspicuous tax evasion

Desperately seeking a link between wages and productivity

At the bottom of the wealth pyramid

The arc of (pre)history bends towards greater inequality

Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and the prophets!

J. D. Vance, neoliberalism, and Trumpalachia

The goose and the commons

Capitalism and punishment

Posts of the year I

Posted: 4 January 2018 in Uncategorized
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René Magritte, “Forbidden Literature (The Use of the Word)” (1936)

Some of the posts I most enjoyed writing do not appear on the list of the ones that received the most views last year.

Here is a sample of my favorites from the first half of 2017:

Indignity of not-work?

Makers vs. takers?

College and the American Dream

Economism—or vulgar economics

Beyond Trump and free trade

Lies, damn lies, and statistics

Robots don’t kill workers, do they?

What about that pie?

Economists as plumbers?

Make GDP great again

“In this interregnum morbid phenomena of the most varied kind come to pass”

Populism and mainstream economics

Look, Ma, no competition

Changing the story to hide the problem

Tale of two depressions

Dual economies and the vanishing middle-class

Original sin?

America’s killing fields

Essays in persuasion

Unsettling the binaries—of economics and war

Left behind

Income and wealth—the top and the very top

Conspicuous productivity

“Forward without forgetting”

End of Second Great Depression

Platform capitalism?

Hiding the surplus

The internet of things appears, at first sight, a very trivial thing, and easily understood

American myth

Bread and roses

What do unions do?

This is the end—or is it?

Rocking the boat

Technology, employment, and distribution

Inequality and climate change

Charts of the year

Posted: 2 January 2018 in Uncategorized
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Mark Tansey, “Coastline Measure” (1987)

As regular readers of this blog know, I try to make available and critically interpret descriptive statistics, mostly charts of data—to provide a foundation for a contemporary critique of political economy.

Last year, I spent a good bit of time using publicly available data to make my own graphs and charts, which readers are free to use for their own purposes.

Here are some of those charts (just click on each one to go to the post in which it originally appeared).














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