The Democrats’ ‘Working-Class Problem’

“Democracy Corps’ national survey conducted after the debates and shared with the Clinton campaign showed that more attacks on Trump’s temperament and his treatment of people and women barely moved voters. In contrast, a compelling economic message demanding “an economy for everyone, not just the rich and well-connected,” attacking trickle-down tax cuts “for the richest… Continue reading The Democrats’ ‘Working-Class Problem’

Prioritizing Economics is Crippling the U.S. Economy

“There is an important, and somewhat counter-intutitive insight here: the best way to keep an economy healthy isn’t by prioritizing the economy. It’s by prioritizing democracy.” – Prioritizing Economics is Crippling the U.S. Economy

Time to Dump Time Zones

“Two Johns Hopkins University professors, Richard Conn Henry and Steve H. Hanke, an astrophysicist and an economist, have been advocating it for several years. As strange as earth time might seem at first, the awkwardness would soon pass and the benefits would be “immense,” Professors Henry and Hanke argue. “The economy — that’s all of… Continue reading Time to Dump Time Zones

Michael Burry, Real-Life Market Genius From The Big Short, Thinks Another Financial Crisis Is Looming

“What makes you most nervous about the future? Debt. The idea that growth will remedy our debts is so addictive for politicians, but the citizens end up paying the price. The public sector has really stepped up as a consumer of debt. The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is leveraged 77:1. Like I said, the absurdity,… Continue reading Michael Burry, Real-Life Market Genius From The Big Short, Thinks Another Financial Crisis Is Looming

How to build a fairer city

“the proliferation of anti-discrimination policies since the 1970s has been accompanied by sharply increasing inequalities in the distribution of income and wealth” – How to build a fairer city

Christensen’s Disruptive Innovation after the Lepore Critique ~ Remaking the University

“In other words, sustainable innovation works as well as or better than disruption, but the U.S., thanks to figures like Prof. Christensen, wasn’t allowed to have it. Americans could have developed advanced skills for advanced manufacturing and services as did Germany, Japan, China, Sweden, et al, but nooo—economists and business theorists taught that it was… Continue reading Christensen’s Disruptive Innovation after the Lepore Critique ~ Remaking the University

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“Academics will learn that putting data online is not enough; the work should be carefully documented if allegations of impropriety are to be avoided. And the FT will sell a lot of copies of today’s paper, demonstrating that careful data analysis can be good for business.” – http://ift.tt/1t5Hcv0