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Mason, Marx and Shakespeare: a dramatic misconception

Paul Mason argues that the idealism of Shakespeare should be used to dilute the materialism of Marx. As a post-Marxist, Mason wants to distance himself from economic determinism. 323 more words

Thursday Links

Government

Lavishing Money on the Pentagon

By Jonathan Marshall | Consortium News | December 14, 2017

Wise parents who celebrate Christmas advise their young children not to make unreasonably grandiose requests of Santa.

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United States

"Yeah, I'm The Taxman" Redux.

With the current tax reform/tax cut bills in conference it is looking increasingly likely we will be seeing new tax legislation this year. While I had originally intended to do a lengthy blog to discuss the positives and negatives of all the various changes House/Senate bill, the busy-ness of the Christmas holidays and completion of grading my OSU students this week has made that impossible. 4,707 more words

Public Policy

The Economics of Fear

In our macro economics class, we took a very basic look at why the assumptions of traditional economics are insufficient for decision making. Another important factor in behavioural economics is the issue of fear. 505 more words

Macroeconomics

A History of Vehicles Made in North Omaha

As a light industrial mecca, North Omaha offered businesses a place to try dozens of ideas and launch a number of industries. One of the earliest came from demand, technology and aspiration, and it was vehicle manufacturing. 996 more words

20th Century