Economics beyond neoliberalism

We welcome Naidu, Rodrik, and Zucman’s contribution and the debate it has inspired. We share much of their agenda for an economics “beyond neoliberalism” … Nonetheless, we believe that Naidu, Rodrik, and Zucman do not go…

COVID-19: Not One Penny

By James Kwak The airline industry is trying to hold up the federal government for $29 billion in grants and another $29 billion in loans. They threaten that if they don’t get the grants they…

COVID-19: Who Bears the Losses?

By James Kwak Our business and household sectors are losing lots of money every day, and will continue to lose money for the foreseeable future. People no longer spend money at restaurants. Restaurant owners can…

Dark times

from David Ruccio Motto In the dark times, will there also be singing?Yes, there will be singing.About the dark times. – Bertolt Brecht ( trans. John Willett, from the Svendborg Poems)   I’ve been on a…

COVID-19 depression antidote

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The Weekend Quiz – March 21-22, 2020 –…

Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekend’s Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you haven’t already done the Quiz from yesterday then…

The problem of weak first principles

Economics is both a social and non-social (pure and applied) science, social in its quest to understand human behavior in the realm of goods and services, and non-social in its understanding of material processes –…

Coronavirus deaths by country – March 20, 19:00…

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