Articles in Economics

The Nature of Money

Calculating a poor person’s wealth is a science. For a rich person, it’s an incredibly abstract art.


How Billionaires See Themselves

Reading the dreadful memoirs of the super-rich offers an illuminating look at their delusions.


The Grift of Online Entrepreneurship

Don’t like getting underpaid for your work? Hypercapitalist Instagram meme pages can help.


Break Up Facebook, But That’s Just The Start

The FTC suit against Facebook has limited aims and long odds.


Abolishing the Economics Nobel Isn’t Enough

Economics is a discipline that has been strangled by conservative credentialism. Saving the profession from itself requires more than symbolic action—it’s time to get rid of the gatekeepers.


If You Want to Enact Free College, Cancel Student Debt Immediately

Financial Editor Sparky Abraham on why there are truly no good reasons not to cancel student debt.


Big Business and its Bottomless Bootlickers

Some economists say that big business is good, actually. Are they correct? They are not.



The Possibility of Life Without Money

The prospect of a “cashless” society is upon us. But could ordinary life be “moneyless” entirely?


The Case For Degrowth

Infinite growth on a finite planet is alarming and doesn’t even make us better off. A new book argues we must shed the ideology of “growthism.”


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