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John Maynard Keynes

What Flying Taught Me About Commercial Real Estate Investing

Michael Episcope | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Michael Episcope

Prior to cofounding Origin Investments, I was a trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. My greatest strength was being able to set aside my emotions. I never carried large positions overnight, and I never had an opinion about where the market was going, until one day I did.

'Immense Harm Is Caused By The Belief That Work Is Virtuous'

Emma Birchall | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Emma Birchall

For the first time in history, the most skilled, highest earners in society are working the longest hours. But why is it that those who can afford the most leisure are now taking the least?

Bring on the Robots, Please!

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

John Maynard Keynes once famously said that the difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas but in escaping from old ones. And one of the oldest and most pervasive and pernicious economic ideas is that technology kills jobs.

Rep. Jim Himes and 54 House Democrats: Talk to Russia and Iran About Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
Robert Naiman

This happened because it's time for it to happen; this happened because a large group of House Democrats don't think the Iran nuclear deal is the end of what we can accomplish with diplomacy in the Middle East.

Donald Trump Channels Occupy Wall Street, and The Revolt Against The Ruling Elite

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.26.2016 | Entertainment
Blake Fleetwood

Trump, Sanders and the other outsiders will probably not win their party's presidential nominations. But the rage they are articulating is not going away. In all likelihood these Occupy issues will be co-opted by more establishment and semi-establishment figures like Rubio, Bush, Clinton, and Biden.

I Really Am Still Undecided Between Bernie and Hillary

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

For those turned off by my considering anything other than the issues, I can't help you. And for those who were hoping I'd bash either of these Democrats, well, I can't help you either. As of now, one of these two will be the Democratic nominee (could Joe Biden shake up the race? I doubt it, but one never knows). I would be happy and proud to work for and vote for either Hillary or Bernie in the general election.

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Robots have indeed eliminated a great deal of factory work and are rapidly moving on to product design, medical diagnostics, research, teaching, accounting, translating, copy editing, and a great deal more. Once-secure professions are no longer safe. From that, many economists conclude that we may just have to adjust to a high plateau of unemployment. That assumption is malarkey.

Blocking Minimum Wage Increase, Boehner Relies on Lies

Terry Connelly | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

The federal government, in fact, did increase the minimum wage multiple times while he was working his way up the ladder, and secondly, none of those increases seems to have stopped him from getting the "rotten jobs" that kept him moving up the ladder to eventual success.

God and Gas in Iran

Alexis Crow | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Alexis Crow

Much to the West's chagrin, Iran continues to find a market for its crude, and while sanctions on the oil and banking sectors may have a temporarily crippling effect, Iran's bounty of natural gas may mean its people laugh all the way to the bank. The country's gas reserves are second only to Russia.

Food Prices: Always Too High or Too Low

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

The governance arrangements of international agricultural commodity markets are ripe for an overhaul to reflect not only the changes in markets, consumption patterns and technologies of the past 40 years, but also to actively engage in the challenges of the future.

Rap Was Bloated With Champagne

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

We have seen the decline of the record industry splinter off and find a begrudging acceptance of the same technology, which caused its monolithic empire to crumble. This has empowered the listener and given us unimaginable economic choices within the previous music industry paradigm.

Do You Have To Be As Busy As You Say You Are?

Samantha Eyler | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Samantha Eyler

Everyone (well, mostly women) keeps talking about how BUSY they are all the time.It's like suddenly, being "busy" is a badge of honor or something. I just want to scream at them: We're ALL busy! And there's no prize for being the busiest!

Having Control Over Your Time Is the Only Sensible Financial Goal

The Motley Fool | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
The Motley Fool

The field of positive psychology teaches us that having control over your time is one of the biggest keys to being happy. People adjust to material stuff quickly. But losing control of your time makes almost everyone miserable.

How Would You Live On the Minimum Wage?

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.12.2014 | San Francisco
Terry Connelly

This post starts with a question because the answer could determine how you might vote in Congress (or for Congress) on the proposition that the curre...

Time For An Arab Economic Revolution: How Keynes Can Save The Arab Spring

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

There should be a serious debate on how to reinvent the Arab state, establishing a developmental regime that fosters a reorientation of the national economy towards industrial productivity, agricultural dynamism, and inclusive growth.

Is New China the Old Germany?

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Patrick Stephenson

As I await my new toy, fighter jets from Japan, South Korea, China and the United States track each other warily over the very same sea. Trade between our economies has not created true trust between our governments.

Economist Robert Shiller's Nobel Prize a Big Win

Harlan Green | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Although much of what Yale economist Robert Shiller writes is about the importance of financial markets, he won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for studying how financial markets misbehave. He is a pioneer in the new field of Behavioral Economics.

Mark Gongloff

Discredited Economist Blasts Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

Kenneth Rogoff is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it any more. The Harvard economist has taken a beating since the discovery that much of h...

Hello Republicans: Japan Switches to Stimulus, Gets Growth; Europe Sticks With Austerity, Stays in Recession

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

As Europe reminds us, it prevents recession-battered economies from growing. The alternative is to prime the economic pump by having governments engage in fiscal and monetary stimulus.

Gay People To Blame For 'Collapse Of The Western Economy,' Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bryan Fischer has previously stated that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people should face job discrimination and implied that members ...

Is Outrage Driving Homophobia Underground?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Maybe all the outbursts are doing us a favor by allowing us to understand and address homophobia. But the outbursts can only be helpful if they are taken seriously and not dismissed or censored by the outrage police.

Raising Keynes

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 04.22.2013 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Challenging but accessible, The Leaderless Economy: Why The World Economic System Fell Apart And How To Fix Itprovides a clear and compelling analysis of the roots of our global financial crisis and the lessons we can learn from it.

Keynes, Hayek and the Eternal Truths

Robert Teitelman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Over the past year, we've seen a lot of commentary about John Maynard Keynes, Friedrich Hayek, their relationship, their debates, their various ideas ...

Angus Burgin and the Power of Free-Market Persuasion

Robert Teitelman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Robert Teitelman

If neoliberalism is the spirit of the age, then what if we have landed in a new age? Burgin recounts how the reaction from both left and right after the financial crisis predicted an upsurge in Keynesiasm or at least greater state activism.

Theoretical Economics: My Time With Friedrich Hayek -- and Why Understanding Him and Keynes Is Central to This Election, Part 2

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Not quite a "Hayekian," because I disagreed with the master that mathematics could not be used to illuminate theory, and distrustful of Keynesian theory, which advocated massive government spending and deficits -- I felt I had no intellectual home.