Degrowth is Necessary

Branko Milanovic recently published a post that tackles the idea of degrowth (an idea I favor) head on. He’s one of my favorite economic thinkers, who has spent years focusing on the topic of inequality, long before it became a topic of broad interest. That, and the fact that I find him to be incredibly forthright, […]

To Save The Economy, We Have To Break Its One Sacred Rule | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

We tend to take the GDP measure for granted as though it has always existed. Most people don’t know that it was invented only recently. It has a history. During the 1930s, the economists Simon Kuznets and John Maynard Keynes set out to design an economic aggregate that would help policymakers figure out how to […]

Comparing Taxes (Corp & Total) as a % of GDP (Infographic)

Another Gem from Barry Ritholtz. A good infographic requires little explanation.  A great one requires none. W While you’re here, you might as well check out this week’s most popular post, “A Visual Representation of Atmospheric CO2 (Video)“         I’m writing a book on Brexit that I’m serializing. Parts 1) covering the […]