Marshall Auerback / Independent Media InstituteDec 18, 2018
When you build an entire system around the stock market's performance, these are the erratic, frequently disastrous results. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Paul Street / TruthdigSep 20, 2017
As American activist Joel Kovel wrote six years ago, "The future will be eco-socialist, because without eco-socialism there will be no future." Dig deeper ( 13 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMay 26, 2014
An old, creepy recording shows the Milton Friedman Choir singing that corporations are society's saviors, that rule and decision making are best left to the so-called free market, and that other moral considerations for the business class should be absolutely gotten rid of. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Chris Hedges / TruthdigMar 3, 2014
An Oxford scholar warns that our outmoded economic model is a "warrant for inflicting pain" first on the poor and minorities and eventually on most of society
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Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJun 15, 2013
In a late 2012 PBS series called "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," the lauded New York Times columnist and professional flake "glosses" the harmful "utopian vision" of free-market globalization sold to Americans in a 1980 television broadcast by neoliberal economist Milton Friedman, Anne Elizabeth Moore writes in The Baffler.In an October PBS series, the lauded New York Times columnist and professional flake "glossed" Milton Friedman's harmful and dishonest "utopian vision" of free-market globalization. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigApr 9, 2013
The deceased prime minister's 11-year rule over the U.K. "was historic mainly by posing the conundrum that has shaped neoliberal politics since 1980: How can governments nurture and endow financial kleptocrats" with the consent of the people? Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJan 29, 2013
By ignoring the historic role government played in enabling economic growth, the prevailing myths about how the U.S. became prosperous allow lawmakers, officials and lobbyists to craft policies that prevent the majority of Americans from taking their rightful share of the national wealth, Jeff Madrick writes in Harper’s Magazine. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 17, 2012
Groundbreaking research in behavioral economics may pose the greatest academic threat ever to free-market theory, suggesting that emotions linked to brain chemistry -- not rational self-interest -- play a deciding role in how we spend, save and invest.Groundbreaking research in behavioral economics suggests that emotions linked to brain chemistry—not rational self-interest—play a deciding role in how we spend, save and invest. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 18, 2011
It's a theory that seeks the removal of government oversight from any and all economic and social activity, which has been steadily adopted by legislators and policymakers on the right, and some on the left, for the past three decades, and tea partiers may actually be opposed to it. (more) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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