Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mapping the World’s Problems

As a virulent strain of austerity capitalism takes over the world, leaving shattered lives in its shadow ... This research shows that when countries try to compete with each other by lowering wages and slashing the social safety net, the costs are high both economically and socially, and why co-operative and regulated capitalism is a far better path Welcome-hunger-games-brought-mainstream-economics

A new breed of economist is helping firms crack markets

Blame politics for ascent of rich Financial Times

A Manchester councillor has accused half the British Cabinet of tax avoidance during a council meeting this week.
The accusation was made by Labour councillor Rebecca Moore during a Manchester City Council economy scrutiny committee on Wednesday. Her comments were in response to suggestions the council would try to lobby government to close tax loopholes that allow companies to avoid paying tax.
Half cabinet are tax avoiders

Friday lay day – unemployment is a pernicious state Bill Mitchell. In fact, it’s state terrorism. 

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Marcel Imrich leaves his camera unattended in the High Tatra Fairy Mountains...

Europe’s Lapse of Reason Joseph Stiglitz

Nighttime Must-Read: Larry Mishel: American Wages Have Stagnated Brad DeLong

Investors put €1.2tn into negative havens Financial Times

As Climate Disruption Advances, 26 Percent of Mammals Face Extinction TruthOut

The Erosion of Law Project Syndicate

Mapping the World’s Problems New York Times

Researchers find exposure to nanoparticles may threaten heart health PhysOrg

Companies Pay Millions To Promote Some Of Their Most Unremarkable Drugs ProPublica

To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy? New York Times.

Vanishing New York: Icons and residents crushed by surging rents Aljazeera ... Retail store rents are being doubled in my neighborhood, and businesses are dropping like flies. And their replacements are idiotic high end concepts, like a store for upscale frozen food, that will be dead in a year.