Conservative Lies About Human Nature

By: Sunday June 26, 2011 9:30 am

A moral imperative for the pursuit of wealth and power, whatever the consequences for the many and for society at large. That was the goal of the confidence men who sold us a false and destructive view of our own natures. So successful were they that many progressives (and most Democrats) remain content to operate within the frames and narratives generated by the scam.

Our most important a task involves replacing the deceitful view of humankind with the new – and true – picture of cooperative, empathic and complex human being (we can, obviously, be selfish, cruel and violent – but that’s not all we are).

 

Are Economists Starting To Think About Their Failures?

By: Sunday August 29, 2010 10:30 am

Professor Uwe Rhinehardt may be opening the door to reconsideration of the role of economists in deciding social policy. It’s about time.

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