Category Archives: economics

Zài shànghǎi tóuzī de èxìng

Spotted in passing earlier a bit of international news that I found rather illustrative of the logic behind global capitalism & high finance, and how pervasive it is: a deliberate goosing of the stock market has been taking place in… … Continue reading

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The Burger Bot horizon

With recent news about fast food workers striking & demonstrating in connection with the general “Fight for $15” campaign by low wage labor, I thought about a common right-wing response trope aimed at such people: “they’ll just automate it & … Continue reading

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The diagnosis is capitalism

Several years into the post Capital Paradox era, laments of the “recovery” that ain’t continue. In one example, Matt O’Brien at the Washington Post notes where the Federal Reserve has put interest rates, asks “what gives?” — and comes close … Continue reading

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On Necessity

Due to unfortunately not heeding a hint about concentration of power so clear that it shows up in Americas Finest News Source, it is still considered to be important what people like Paul Ryan think about things. Taking advantage of … Continue reading

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A Mere Simulation of Justice

If you’ve noticed a spike in red-baiting from the Right lately, it’s because they’ve discovered the existence of Jesse Myerson, who recently wrote of economic reform proposals he felt “millenials” should push for. Contrary to the howls about Soviet gulags … Continue reading

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Faithless & without credit

When it comes to Huge Political Stories 1 & 2 of the last few weeks, both of which came to a pause sometime while I was still asleep & the sun wasn’t out yet, I’ve been of two minds: The … Continue reading

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Entitlement (to cheap labor)

Because eventually something had to sour me on the upcoming PlayStation 4 release, a report came out today that a university in China, due to what appears to be a formal agreement, is forcing its students to work for our … Continue reading

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