Articles Filed Under: Economics

  • What is Money?
  • You will probably agree that the liquidity of money therefore in part depends upon the perceived reliability of the issuer. No sane person would accept the word or reliability of Donald Trump for example, while everyone would accept the word of Mahatma Gandi. It is in a sense, a loan of value for an item of exchange which carries an inherent risk. This risk is usually assumed by the issuer with th Read More...

  • Beat Down Economics: malevolent capitalism
  • Those who have extreme wealth believe that this is indicative of their superior intellectual powers. However extreme wealth has throughout history almost been indicative of extreme greed and avarice. Sometimes even to the point of pathology. This greed breeds an economic oligarchy which views itself as naturally better and more entitled than lesser humans. A belief which has throughout history has Read More...

  • Economic value is junk science
  • “Throughout recorded history, humans have reigned unchallenged as Earth’s dominant species. Might that soon change? Turkeys, heretofore harmless creatures, have been exploding in size, swelling from an average 13.2lb (6kg) in 1929 to over 30lb today. On the rock-solid scientific assumption that present trends will persist, The Economist calculates that turkeys will be as big as humans in jus Read More...

  • Hypersexualisation and Neurosexism
  • Hypersexualisation (as well as Neurosexism, discussed later) is the extreme use or portrayal of sex, sexual characteristics, overemphasis on gender, physical abuse due to gender, or extreme use of sexual innuendo while downplaying of other human characteristics such as intelligence, learning, and so on. To a large extent hypersexualisation has been an economic as well as a genetic predisposition t Read More...

  • The Slavery Epidemic Next Door
  • A little discussed yet very sad outcome of the U.S. led Permanent War Economy over the last several decades, has been the rapidity of the growth of the human slave trade. Read More...

  • Profiteering from alcoholism
  • Alcohol is a drug. Methylcarbonol or ethanol, is a psychoactive substance and part of every alcoholic beverage. It is a potentially lethal, habit forming substance. Yet it is legal to imbibe this drug in any amount. This has led to a public health crisis in all industrialised nations of immense proportions. Most of these nations are by definition, nations of alcoholics. Read More...

  • Is Poverty a Disease?
  • Aetiology is a complex subject. Yet there is one cause so obvious that it ought to be the first line of attack - poverty. Poverty has a direct relationship to disease. There are the clear examples of infectious disease such as malaria, tuberculosis, etc. which have been repeatedly shown to be linked to lack of clean water, sanitation, food, money, and access to medicines. Read More...

  • Is the Economy Designed to Enrich a Few
  • Manipulating the market, rigging laws to favour the aristocratic classes, ensuring that compulsory taxation applies unequally, and so on are well known, well tried, and constant tools of power designed to ensure the upward flow of capital from the majority toward the minority. The articles in this section deal with this historical constant in some detail. Read More...

  • Soft Fascism, Neoliberalism, Hard Fascism, and Hayek
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