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Reducing Foreign Policy to Good vs Evil

Bitter Lake

by Adam Curtis (BBC) 2015

Film Review

By now, people will have noticed I’m a bit of an Adam Curtis fanatic (Curtis also produced… 631 more words

War In The Middle East

The limits of an economy based on debt

Source: Charles Hugh Smith.

Since the 1970s, wages have failed to keep pace with productivity, and Americans have maintained their material standard of living by borrowing.   287 more words

Economy And Business

The One Chart You Need to Predict the Future, by Charles Hugh Smith

From Charles Hugh Smith at the oftwominds.com (bold-face type in the original):

We are witnessing a profound secular sea-change: the failure of expanding debt and leverage to lift the real economy of wages and household income.

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Credit makes you free! Neoliberalism, politics of debt and the subjugation of the working poor

Under the rubric of ‘financial inclusion’, lending to the poor – in both the global North and global South – has become a highly lucrative and rapidly expanding industry since the 1990s. 256 more words


New Publication: What Can Money Do?

Lisa Adkins’ article, ‘What Can Money Do? Feminist Theory in Austere Times’ has been published in the special issue of Feminist Review on ‘The Politics of Austerity’ (2015) 109, 31–48. 213 more words


Shaping Dublin: a seminar series on the contemporary city

When: March/ April 2015

Where: Dunlop Oriel House, Corner of Fenian Street & Westland Row, Dublin 2. (map: http://bit.ly/1i7YapE)
What time: 7.30pm

During the ‘heyday’ of the Celtic Tiger, Dublin experienced speculative development in key areas like the Docklands; a housing bubble accompanied by dramatic increases in the cost of rent; and the increasing role of the private sector in the provision of social housing and waste services. 680 more words


Max-Planck and the not-so-lost cause...

I vowed to myself not to engage in non-academic writing in this blog, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this advertisement during my research for a methodogy. 270 more words