Do young people pose a threat to their future freedom by taking on too much debt?
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Young people might take on a lot of debt without considering its consequences for their older years. A philosopher makes a case for laws to limit that debt as a duty toward self.
Grocery workers have been essential during the pandemic. so should we be paying them more?
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After the pandemic is over, grocery workers and nurses will still be essential. But will they be paid any better?
The stockpiling of some products led to shortages, but these were quickly reversed.
Prices are the signals the private sector relies on to direct resources. Snuffing out these signals may prove too costly for consumers in the end.
The U.K.‘s Tony Blair, left, campaigned on 'modernizing’ the welfare system. Bill Clinton, right, campaigned on reducing welfare in the U.S.
Democratic presidential candidates share many ideas and opinions. What they don't share, writes one historian, is the label 'liberal.'
In economics classes, relentless growth is an unquestioned dogma. Yet this same economic growth is rapidly ripping apart the ecological foundations of our world.
Australia’s two financial watchdogs have been criticised for their cuddly relationship with banks.
Do regulators act in the public interest, or in the interest of those they are meant to regulate?
One of the more visible impacts of the shutdown is garbage piling up in parks.
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The shutdown is highlighting the crucial role government plays in the lives of citizens and businesses, offering a reminder of its fundamental value to the economy.
There already exist some promising new antibiotic therapies, and more are in the pipeline. However, our economic model prevents researchers from moving them out onto the market.
The end of effective antibiotics will be frightening. Life expectancy will fall dramatically and people of all ages will die from illnesses that we are used to treating with $10 worth of pills.
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On the fourth era of business schools and the urgency of reinventing them.
Andrew Simms (New Weather Institute), Sally Svenlen (RE student), Larry Elliott (
Guardian), Steve Keen (Debunking Economics) and Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics) symbolically nail the “33 Theses” to the door of the London School of Economics in December 2017.
Nailed to the door of the London School of Economics, the ‘33 Theses’ offer a long overdue challenge to economics dogma. But there are omissions as well.
Too many economists have refused to take seriously the idea that Brexit could economically benefit the UK.
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When Enlightenment thinkers were looking for a way to build a healthy and productive society, they hit upon the tuber.
There’s a reason they call them ‘impulse purchases.’
While free markets have delivered benefits, they also prey on our weaknesses, tempting us to buy things that are bad for us, be it sweet candy or sour investments.
Hamilton’s political enemies unduly tarnished his legacy.
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Alexander Hamilton's story is our story. It would be a mistake to remove him from the $10 bill.
Zannoni’s 1771 Map of the British Isles shows the heart of the “civilised” world – at least according to Adam Smith when he was writing The Wealth of Nations.
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To burnish the virtues of "civilised" Europe, Adam Smith relies on a barrage of racial insults. Where did his information about the so-called "savage peoples" come from in the first place?
A fantasy about free markets in primitive society lies at the heart of Adam Smith’s wealth of nations – but did they ever exist?
The myth that our primitive forebears were capitalists at heart is fundamental to Adam Smith's arguments in The Wealth of Nations.
Adam Smith used parables, morality tales, and canine analogies to explain his theories of economics.
A careful study of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations reveals that its influence lies not in Smith’s ability to construct an argument – but in his skill as teller of tall tales.
Welcome to the party: a time for giving.
Fingers crossed, we are soon to be inundated with Christmas joy disguised as presents from our family and friends. I received my first card more than a week ago and a present – now sitting under the tree…
Is Yes Scotland in socialist dreamland?
We are now barely two weeks away from Scotland’s referendum on independence. According to the latest polling, the No camp’s lead is disappearing fast. A Yes victory is becoming a realistic possibility…
I bet that you look good on your tax forms…
Arctic Monkeys became members of a club they would probably have rather avoided recently. Joining the likes of Take That, Jimmy Carr and Anne Robinson, they became the latest celebrities to be vilified…