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What Can Economics Learn From Literature?

I haven’t had a chance to read Thomas Piketty’s much celebrated Capital in the Twenty-First Century yet, but it sounds fascinating and timely. Prospect has some excellent commentary.   905 more words


The Wolves Of Wall Street

BY Robert Skidelsky

“What a commentary on the state of twentieth-century capitalism,” mused “motivational speaker” Jordan Belfort as he looked back on his life of fraud, sex, and drugs. 263 more words

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Skidelsky on Osborne

“Why should anyone expect a policy of cutting public spending in a recession to produce growth? It is counterintuitive. A recession is caused by businesses and households spending less. 26 more words