Category Archives: Ideology

The High Price of Materialism

I was just made aware of a video on materialism created by The Center for a New American Dream, back in 2011. Psychologist Tim Kasser does a good job of laying out, in  5:37 minutes of animation, the negative impact … Continue reading

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Dean Baker on mainstream ideology

Dean Baker does a nice job in Worms, Pond Scum and Economists of laying out the pattern of thinking, ideology, that governs (with a few exceptions) the political and punditry class over the “crisis” confronting Social Security and Medicare, and mainstream economists’ … Continue reading

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GOP to discuss minority outreach at ‘Burwell Plantation’ room | theGrio

Just in case some of you missed this. The GOP has spent this weekend strategizing over how to reach out to minorities. They have decided to work out the details of their emerging new electoral plan, intent on wooing Latinos, … Continue reading

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Latinos, Republicans and Government

In the wake of the thrashing the GOP got at the polls last month, the media has been filled with stories highlighting the demographic shifts deemed responsible for Obama’s win and, more importantly, Romney’s loss. A number of pundits, both … Continue reading

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Thin men acting in small worlds – or why economic models are both unreal and irrelevant

Good piece by Lars Syll (Thin men acting in small worlds – or why economic models are both unreal and irrelevant).  I don’t really have much more to add, other than to reiterate my frustration with a discipline that is … Continue reading

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Why Obama lost the debate

Good piece, as usual, by Doug Henwood, on Obama’s pathetic performance last night:  Why Obama lost the debate « LBO News from Doug Henwood.

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A disappointing performance

I know he’s a Republican in disguise, but I nevertheless held out for the hope that Obama would at least give lip service to the notion that government has an extremely important role to play in the betterment of society, … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the teaching of neoclassical economics

Good piece by David Ruccio “A funny thing happened on the way to the teaching of neoclassical economics.”  I’m teaching intermediate microeconomics this quarter and doing my best to introduce the neoclassical theory of value and distribution in a theoretical … Continue reading

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Doug Henwood’s comments on the Chicago Teachers Union Strike

In the last few days Doug Henwood, on his LBO News blog, has been posting  – as he always does – spot-on critiques of the union bashing perspective so common to U.S. culture, not simply among the right wingers and the … Continue reading

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Deep Sleep and Other News « Real-World Economics Review Blog

The following piece, by Peter Radford, does a nice job of outlining the political divide within the U.S. and, in addition, the depth of economic ignorance and committment to ideology on the part of the media, the right-wing nuts (annoyingly … Continue reading

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