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Cross-posted from Real Economics but slightly revised. Will the next generation of leaders will be any better than the neo-liberal blind ideologues and filthy rich sociopaths we have today? Well, ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 09:09 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
I was in the middle of preparing a post on how early corporate charters included provisions to ensure that corporations would serve the general welfare, but had to deal with a grave medical issue. ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Feb 28, 2015 at 10:55 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Cross-posted from Real Economics . The United States was created as a self-governing republic at a time when all other nations and states in the world were ruled by monarchs, aristocrats, and ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Feb 02, 2015 at 06:17 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Cross-posted from Real Economics . We are, we believe (and hope) nearing completion of a historical chronology of government actions and programs to support and develop the economy of the United ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 06:19 PM PST with 80 Recommends
Yes, comrades, we need to talk about crises again, the term recession simply does not explain what is really going on! Just in case you might not have noticed or perhaps the mainstream media where ...
by NY brit expat
Comment Count 113 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 03:00 PM PST with 45 Recommends
Two years ago this July , the scientific team at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, used the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to confirm the existence of the Higgs boson , the most ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 82 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 07:32 PM PDT with 206 Recommends
Cross posted from Real Economics . According to an analysis by Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston , the Bush tax cuts, rather than resulting in great general ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 220 comments on Sun Jul 13, 2014 at 01:09 PM PDT with 415 Recommends
Here we present a simple solution to see that a fad is the result of the same type of behavior that causes any other good to be purchased. It is the characteristic of the good, and the interaction ...
by annieli
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Jun 29, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
(also available at Firedoglake.com ) Book review: Weston, Del. The Political Economy of Global Warming: The terminal crisis . London and New York: Routledge, 2014. Print. ( Del Weston (1950-2012)
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 11:45 AM PST with 42 Recommends
Book Review: Smith, Peter F. Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: A Race Against Time . London and New York: Routledge/ Earthscan, 2014. Print. (also to be seen at Firedoglake ) The book I'm ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 09:00 AM PST with 20 Recommends
I can understand people hoping that Elizabeth Warren runs for President , and smashes Wall Street’s hold on the Democratic Party leadership. I can understand people hoping that a new Pope willing ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 240 comments on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 07:05 PM PST with 349 Recommends
The past week I have seen a welcome development on progressive blogs: attacks on the rich for their unremitting war to shape public opinion in favor of austerity. On DailyKos, jamess directly ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 203 comments on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 07:16 PM PST with 504 Recommends
Life is great in the 47%. Moochers of the World Unite! Hallelujah! We're All Bums! new verses by JayRaye Oh, we were all working And paying our tax, And that's when Bain Capital Gave us the ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 09:31 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Cross posted from Real Economics . In response to President Obama’s rather inept explanation that nobody can build a successful business outside the supportive legal and physical environment ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jul 19, 2012 at 07:24 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Ah, the absurd ideas that we subordinate ourselves to.
by Nathan Jaco
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 04:30 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Cross posted from Real Economics . Daniel Raymond (1786–1849) was the first person to publish a systematic text on economics in the United States, Thoughts on Political Economy , in 1820—much ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 08:52 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Cross-posted from Real Economics . On February 14, 2012, an op-ed by Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared in Michigan newspapers , arguing that the bailout of the U.S. ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 07:48 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Almost every major advance of the US economy has been nurtured or facilitated at some point by the active involvement and encouragement of the national government. It's been a partnership - ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 11:07 AM PST with 56 Recommends
The recent diary entitled An Open Letter to Michelle Obama simply goes way too far in its assertion ...
by TruthMerchant
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 12:50 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
This is not some tortured political metaphor or some snarkish comment about the rise and fall of particular political parties, it is a pure statement of fact, and one that is indispensable if we ...
by Bruce Webb
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 10:41 AM PDT with 43 Recommends