Why No Labor Controversy?

October 21, 2014

The familiar so-called "capital controversies" a few decades ago were never fully resolved. This is mainly because the losers of that battle eventually won the war and so were able to overlook their loss. They carried on with a muddled view of what capital actually is and ignored the impact of that muddle as if it [more…]

Economists Deserve Respect – Honestly?

October 7, 2014

I haven't had time to voice my opinion of Robert Litan's post over at Brookings in which he argues economists deserve a little respect. Presumably he is trying to rehabilitate the economics discipline's reputation, and, also presumably, this is in response to the general derision being heaped on it in the aftermath of its non-prediction of the [more…]

Study the Shocks

September 30, 2014

A system in motion stays in motion. A system at rest stays at rest.

Good so far.

But: our question is a little more interesting. We want to know how the system began to move. We want to know about those moments of change. When you think about it, or when you're not a mainstream [more…]

There He Goes Again

I have a friend who can be guaranteed to wax lyrical about anything Barack Obama does.

Me? Not so much. I have never been a big fan. I look at him as being the least worst option. Good on a few social issues, making a start on health care, botching bank reform [horribly], and generally [more…]

First Friday

Coming soon are First Friday graphical presentations. [more…]