"Economics" Blogs & Blog Posts

Public Debts for Vested Interest PaymentsPublic Debts for Vested Interest Payments

An analysis of the national debt as the most heinous mechanism inflicted on...

 
Unfashionably EconomicUnfashionably Economic

Random thoughts from a Ph.D economics student, covering current events and ...

 
Thinking Out AloudThinking Out Aloud

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of int...

 
Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman

Nobel Prize winner for economics

 
Mark WadsworthMark Wadsworth

Economics and cow attacks.

 
Freedom and FlourishingFreedom and Flourishing

This blog explores links between freedom (liberty) and human flourishing

 
The Rogue EconomistThe Rogue Economist

A mix of popular economics and personal finance with all the technical jarg...

 


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In reports of China's looming debt crisis, it's common to see references to the "shadow finance" or "shadow banking" system, but it's not always clear what these terms mean. One concrete -- and growing -- example of the shadow banking system is...

From the BBC:A Lib Dem MP wants to stop items such as razors or deodorants from being priced differently based on whether they are marketed at men or women.On Tuesday Christine Jardine will introduce a bill to Parliament banning what she calls "a sex...

Politicians love introducing tax-cuts, because they're reliable vote-getters, even if they're structured to blow up later by giving massive breaks to the super-rich and more modest breaks to middle-class voters, resulting in mounting deficits and eve...

The new wave of Democrats – with media darling New York Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) in the lead – are fully Socialist.  And even more Reality-and-math-challenged than their immediate Democrat predecessors. And that’s say...

The Republican tax bill helped U.S. banks gain an extra $28 billion in profits last year, according to new data released Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). In total, the nation’s 5,406 federally insured banks took i...

China's real-estate bubble is the largest in human history, and despite years of warning signs, it has grown and grown, spilling over into the rest of the world. It's hard to overstate just how crazy China's real-estate market is: 25% of the cou...

(Cartoon image is by Gary Varvel in The Indianapolis Star.)When Democrats proposed programs to help Americans (like Obamacare), Republicans loudly proclaimed the country could not afford it, because it would increase the national debt (which they cla...