Tag Archives: Economics

Harry Targ :
ECONOMICS | New thinking, political economy, and economic policy

The university community as a microcosm of the national economy. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2020 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — In a recent article Shawn Hubler surveys the impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic on … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
ECONOMICS | The economy of the pandemic

What was unbalanced before can’t be restored to the previous exponential growth state. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 17, 2020 The whole global system of finance capital is so loaded down with unrepayable fiat currency debt … Continue reading

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Ted McLaughlin :
There is no correlation between taxes and employment

Just allowing the rich to keep more of the money they make doesn’t mean they will spend any of that money they get to keep to create any new jobs. By Ted McLaughlin | The Rag Blog | February 12, … Continue reading

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Roger Baker : Is Capitalism in Deep Trouble?

Illustration by Latuff / Marxist.com. Before the fall?Terminal Capitalism / Part 2 We take a closer look at the role natural resource limits in combination with the excesses of unregulated finance capital are playing in blocking a global economic recovery. … Continue reading

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Roger Baker : It’s Official: Karl Marx Was Right!

Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate Cemetery, London. Wait… so, Karl Marx was right?Terminal capitalism / Part 1 The doubts about the viability of capitalism as a system now extend far beyond its traditional critics. By Roger Baker | The Rag … Continue reading

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Harry Targ : The Destruction of Public Institutions

Image from econoclass.com. One by one: On the road todestroying public institutions In the dystopian society the rich and powerful wish to create there will be education, health care, physical security, and a sustainable and fulfilling quality of life for … Continue reading

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Ted McLaughlin : The Never-Ending Fight Against the Plutocrats

Sample plutocrat: William Henry Vanderbilt (1821 – 1885). Famous quote: “The public be damned.” From Famous Person Caricatures / TradeCard.com. Inset image below: Modern day robber baron David Koch. Caricature by DonkeyHotey.The never-ending fight against the plutocrats “The issue today … Continue reading

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BOOKS / Roger Baker : Gar Alperovitz’s ‘America Beyond Capitalism’

Seeking democratic alternatives:Gar Alperovitz’s America Beyond Capitalism By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / February 2, 2012 Historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism, will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, Feb. 3, … Continue reading

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Rag Radio : We Interview Nonviolent Activist Val Liveoak and Author Robert H. Frank

Nonviolent Activist Val Liveoak of Peacekeeping en Las Americason Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer. Listen to it here: Also listen to New York Times Columnist Robert H. Frank,Author of The Darwin Economy, on Rag Radio, here: (Texas Music Hall of … Continue reading

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Robert Jensen : Occupy ‘Demands’: Energy, Economics, Ecology

Image from humanbannersf.com. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Occupy demands:Let’s radicalize our analysis ofempire, economics, ecology Rallying around a common concern about economic injustice is a beginning; understanding the structures and institutions of illegitimate authority is the next step. By … Continue reading

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Ted McLaughlin : Trickle-Down Depression

Trickle-down depression:Productivity gains are no longer shared By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / September 12, 2011 From the end of World War II through 1979 the gains in productivity in the United States were shared between workers and … Continue reading

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Carl Davidson : Why Neoliberals Have Trouble Telling the Truth

Newt on Fox. Image from Keep on Keepin’ On. Media wars and manufacturing consent: Getting people to vote against themselves Why neoliberals have trouble telling the truth. By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2011 The Rag … Continue reading

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