Every so often humanity manages genuinely to surprise itself. Events to which we had previously assigned zero probability push us into what the ancient Greeks referred to as aporia: a state of intense bafflement urgently [...]
In the Brexit referendum, UK citizens were pleading through their vote – and non-vote – for a fair shot at the future. Rachel Lurie is an Analyst at the Princeton University Investment Company. She graduated [...]
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“Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau” is a series of lectures, featuring some of the most prominent European heterodox economists, planned for this year and next in Berlin presented by BRAVE NEW EUROPE, the Helle Panke Foundation, and local groups of the Network for Pluralist Economics.
Next: 15 September with Ann Pettifor, winner of the Hannah-Arendt-Prize 2018 (in English,with a simultaneous translation in German).
Introductory lectures, especially for non-economists.
Venue and Time: Monarch, Skalitzerstr. 134, 10999 Berlin (U Bahn Kottbusser Tor) 7 pm open 6:30), Admission 2 €
30 January 2019 Steve Keen on Modern Monetary Theory
Book review by David Shirreff This is a passionate, well-argued plea for a European Britain, written by two avowedly socialist Remainers. They will not accept the standard disqualifier: that the EU is a collection of [...]