About Me:
I read a lot of books.
About Me:
I read a lot of books.

What Did We Get For All That Money

By: Sunday June 8, 2014 11:00 am

We never learn from history. We repeat the same stupid mistakes century after century.

Piketty’s Perfectly Plausible Proposal

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 10:33 am

The people who call Piketty’s ideas utopian and impossible are making real change impossible.

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Piketty and His Critics Chapter 2 and Let’s Keep FDL Up

By: Wednesday May 28, 2014 9:00 am

I hope people can drop a few coins in the collection plate when it comes by. The homily today addresses the mental universe of another servant of the filthy rich.

Piketty and His Critics Chapter 1

By: Sunday May 25, 2014 12:12 pm

The media buzz over Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is dying down, replaced by media buzz about a musician marrying an heiress and Stress Test by Timothy Geithner, the equivalent silliness for the rest of us. The chatter from ill-prepared journalists and pundits is being replaced by more substantive discussions from people who have actually read the book and comprehended what they were reading.

Piketty’s argument is that as long as the rate of return to capital exceeds the rate of growth in the economy, there will be an increase in inequality.

Piketty on Class Structure

By: Sunday May 11, 2014 10:40 am

How do you explain wealth inequality to people in a non-threatening way, with a view to moving people away from neoliberal gibberish and towards a solution which involves dramatic increases in taxation of the filthy rich?

The Short-Sighted Rational Agent

By: Sunday May 4, 2014 11:15 am

Rational agents like U. Chi. Professor Allen R. Sanderson are wrecking the planet.

Stumbling Past Econ 101

By: Sunday April 13, 2014 10:45 am

Income converted to capital isn’t consumed in the same time frame as money paid out in wages. That’s why increasing the minimum wage will have a stimulative effect.

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