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The Future Of Economics

Economics is a divided and lost discipline. Renegade economist, Professor Steve Keen says pretending everything is ok is choking off paths for understanding how the economy works and should work.

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The Future Of Work: Three Mega-Trends

The path of innovation and its social consequences are almost entirely shaped by social factors such as culture, politics, regulatory mechanisms and economic arrangements.  Anticipatory researcher, Graham Brown-Martin explores the future of work and the three mega-trends that will likely come to dominate the workplace. 

Opinion: Disadvantage and high land prices almost always precedes collapse

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If this economic climate feels familiar to you, that’s because we have been here before. Bryan Kavanagh examines the historical red flags that preceded crises dating back to the Roman Empire. 

Balanced budget ‘like shooting the economy in the head’ – experts

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Treating federal budgets like that of a household has starved economies of precious resources and has facilitated unprecedented levels of private and household debt. Editor-in-chief Claire Connelly explores the consequence of this logical fallacy in an excerpt of her upcoming book, How The World Really Doesn’t Work.

Pentagon report declares US empire ‘collapsing’

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Stunning new Pentagon report declares the American empire is collapsing, revealing that the Department of Defense is waking up to the collapse of US primacy, and the rapid unraveling of the international order created after the Second World War. Important read by Dr Nafeez Ahmed on what is driving American decline, and what comes next.

Household Debt: A Tale of Three Countries

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Economist Dr Steven Hail on how Japan has managed to avoid another financial crisis without creating a major private debt problem, while America and Australia… have not.

‘Bacha Bazi’: Abuse of Afghanistan’s dancing boys persists despite ban

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In Afghanistan, boys as young as nine are forced to dress up as women and dance for older men, only to be raped after their performance. The practice continues despite being prohibited in February, with families powerless against those ‘pimping’ their children. Journalist Eden Gillespie investigates.

Neoliberalism Doesn’t Work. And We Can Prove It

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By their own metrics, classical economists have failed to deliver on the promises they made back in the 1970s and 80s. Economist Dr Steven Hail has the charts to prove it.