Thoughts on Economics
Debt: The First 5,000 Years
Debt has been transformed from something that ties us together into something that isolates and alienates us.
The House I Live In
When a system persists despite repeated failure at its stated purpose, look at what it actually succeeds in doing to understand why it's allowed to endure.
The Shock Doctrine
The most nefarious looters in the aftermath of a disaster are sometimes the policymakers responding to it.
The Nature of Economies
Human economies are natural processes like any other, so we should look to nature for the principles that govern the economies that govern our lives.
The ground rules of our society—which we largely take for granted as natural, neutral, and immutable—in fact came out of specific historical moments to serve particular agendas.
For the Win
If the actuality of human triumphs and tragedies overflowing the bounds of video games isn't enough to defeat claims that it's “not the real world,” then economics and politics will do the trick.
When Corporations Rule the World
Markets are useful, but perfectly free markets are unsustainable.
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