"Economics" Blogs & Blog Posts

Real Reform - The Robin Smith InstituteReal Reform - The Robin Smith Institute

Swapping out rent seeking for wealth creation

 
Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman

Nobel Prize winner for economics

 
Forum for Stable CurrenciesForum for Stable Currencies

The Forum for Stable Currencies is a voluntary initiative of parliamentaria...

 
Freedom and FlourishingFreedom and Flourishing

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

 
Enforcement of Bank of England Act 1694Enforcement of Bank of England Act 1694

This blog attempts to act as magnet for 'us the people' in the fa...

 
Public Debts for Vested Interest PaymentsPublic Debts for Vested Interest Payments

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

 
The Rogue EconomistThe Rogue Economist

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

 


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Stanford history and classics professor Walter Scheidel writes in the Atlantic that the only reliable ways for unequal societies to become more equal is to suffer catastrophes that upend the order of things; Scheidel concludes that our modern, unequa...

Tim Harford points out that Dieselgate -- when VW designed cars that tried to guess when they were undergoing emissions test and dial back their pollution -- wasn't the first time an industry designed its products to cheat when regulators were lookin...

Alibaba subsidiary Taobao has given rise to "Taobao Villages" -- 18 villages that were once among China's poorest places, where former peasant farmers have attained prosperity by working in factories that produce a single class of goods (for example,...

Good article on Bloomberg, via Steve S.No point me summarising, go and have a read.

In the midst of The Great Depression (a decade long severe global economic downturn triggered by the 1929 Wall Street stock market crash) the U.S. Government enacted the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act which tightened banking and financial sector regulations...

In a new analysis of the World Income Database published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Thomas Piketty and colleagues from the Paris School of Economics and UC Berkeley, describe a "collapse" of the share of US national wealth claimed b...

Ha-Joon Chang, an author and reader in Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge, opens his interview about the problems of neoliberalism with Truth-Out by quoting Gore Vidal: Neoliberalism is "free enterprise for the poor and s...