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Money is a mode of governance in a material world of capitalism

Money travels the modern world in disguise. It looks like a convention of human exchange – a commodity like gold or a medium like language. But its history reveals that money is a very different matter. 356 more words


Post-war reconstruction then Eurosclerosis – Germany, Italy and France 1950-2013

Figure 1: Real GDP per German, Italian and French aged 15-64, converted to 2013 price level with updated 2005 EKS purchasing power parities, 1950-2013

Source: Computed from OECD Stat Extract and The Conference Board, Total Database, January 2014, … 159 more words

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Swedosclerosis and the British disease compared, 1950–2013

In 1970, Sweden was labelled as the closest thing we could get to Utopia. Both the welfare state and rapid economic growth – twice as fast as the USA for the previous 100 years. 1,244 more words

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