Articles in Economics

Is Netflix Doomed?

Streaming video on demand now offers an absurd amount of content over multiple platforms. Could the industry be headed for bust?

When Will Congress Vote to Condemn The Horrors of Capitalism?

The House, including many Democrats, recently voted to condemn the economic system that ISN’T screwing us right now.

How The Financial Industry’s ‘White Wall’ Maintains the Racial Wealth Gap

New York Times reporter Emily Flitter explains the workings of systemic racism in finance.

How Euphemistic Corporate Language Aided Purdue Pharma’s Role in the Opioid Crisis

Corporate jargon is full of empty phrases and endless metaphors. But lurking underneath is the dark reality of how this language facilitates corporate profits at the cost of human lives.

The Entirely Predictable Collapse of FTX Exposes the Failures of Regulators and Journalists

The most ‘respectable’ of the crypto billionaires was just another fraudster. When will journalists stop hyping this industry? When will regulators protect consumers from getting ripped off by the next Ponzi scheme?

The Death of “Econ 101”

Using labor markets as a case study to show how the standard ‘econ 101’ story is misleading at best and flatly contradicted by the evidence at worst.

White-Collar War Crimes and For-Profit Famines

What should be called ‘white-collar crimes’ could kill more people than combat itself in the Russia-Ukraine war.

Debt is a Form of Social Control

To be indebted means to lack freedom. That’s why elites melt down in response to Biden’s new plan to forgive $10k of student debt. They don’t want you to be free.

The Commodities Markets are Absurd, Unstable, and Dangerous

People all around the world live or die based on the whims of the commodities market. We need to discard the idea that markets are an acceptable way to distribute the world’s resources.

If The “Only Moral CEO” Is an Abusive Narcissist, What Does That Say About Capitalism?

Dan Price was hailed for his commitment to paying his employees generously, showing how capitalism can “have a heart.” Now that he has been exposed as a fraud and abuser, we should reevaluate the idea of moral CEOs.

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