Category Archives: The destruction of the middle class

Why Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act Will Be Good for Shareholders

Why shareholders are getting a raw deal out of the misguided corporate fixation on “maximizing shareholder value,” and Elizabeth Warren’s new bill is therefore good for them.

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Richard Murphy: Writers of Labour’s “Fiscal Rule” Lash Themselves to the Austerity Mast

Labour’s economists show their Third Way colors and advocate austerity-generating policy rules that might as well have been penned by former Treasury Secretary, later Citigroup vice chairman Bob Rubin.

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Inequality and Ordinary Living Standards in Rich Countries

How the evolution of the rise in inequality in the US has dominated and distorted economists’ and pundits’ commentary; data show that some pet generalizations don’t hold up.

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Austerity Caused Brexit

Yves here. Lambert sent me a copy of the underlying paper on Brexit voting patterns a week ago, suggesting I write it up. I sat on it due to focusing on seemingly more pressing stories, plus being behind on administrativa due to travel. I’ve embedded the article at the end of this post. This finding […]

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