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Which Classic Work Of International Relations Offers The Most Pertinent Description Of Today?

It is easy to say that nothing that is happening right now is normal, that the world has changed. It is harder but no less important to think about whether what seems strange right now does not amount to significant change in the future.

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The Question of Battling Poverty by Printing More Money

For many people, one stream of thought that seems very logical, but has never been implemented in real life is the question: “Why can’t we just print more money and give it to poor people?” Let’s explore the life of the momentarily fictional now-rich poor. 432 more words


Will a new John Maynard Keynes please stand up?

In his 1936 book that would give theoretical support to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, the British economist John Maynard Keynes wrote the following: “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. 844 more words

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Quote of the day, Feb. 25

John Maynard Keynes, on ideas

“Ideas shape the course of history.”


It’s The Economy Stupid: The Gathering Storm

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In the face of deteriorating global economic conditions the financial and economic powers-that-be seem fixated on policies which are both ineffective and inappropriate. 1,971 more words

What J.M. Keynes Might Have Said About Corrupt US Politics

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Presentation: “… the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone!” 10 more words

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Bullshit Jobs, a 15 hour Week and the Glory of the Garden

There is an interesting argument about ‘bullshit jobs’ that is likely to echo around for years and years. Alas, like a lot of interesting arguments it depends on misinformation and misunderstanding, but it does touch on some important questions. 1,920 more words