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expedient reconciliations

Marx on vulgar economics: “In France and in England the bourgeoisie had conquered political power…It sounded the knell of scientific bourgeois economy. It was thenceforth no longer a question, whether this theorem or that was true, but whether it was … Continue reading

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socially necessary and artificial scarcity

No, this isn’t another post about video game money, but it does start there.[1] I think that the in-game currency that gets sold for real world money has more value (as in socially necessary abstract labor time) than the video … Continue reading

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Conversations on Capital

  Everyday there is a new review of Piketty one just has to read. Unless the recommendation is coming from JWMason I assume I actually do not. I believe I’m violating a rule of the internet by commenting on something … Continue reading

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virtue and jump shots

I’m using the following well-known passage from Aristotle to talk about incommensurability and theory-ladenness in my HET and political economy classes this week: Some think that a very moderate amount of virtue is enough, but set no limit to their … Continue reading

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Crises of Real, Imaginary, and Symbolic Money

I’ve been busy, sick, tired, chilling, and so on – not that I ever planned to run a regular blog of any sort. But it has been a while and I’m on a long bus ride testing out the new … Continue reading

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Blake Griffin on Tax Revenue and Fine Inelastic Flopping

“It’s a good way for the NBA to get more money. I guess it’s good in the sense that it stops any of that from happening but at the same time you’re telling me if it’s Game 7 of the … Continue reading

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more complaining about the ideological tendencies of progressive blogosphere economics

Felix Salmon has a nice piece on economics, morality, and religion inspired by a Stiglitz Q&A session. It is interesting and worth reading. Nonetheless, given where he is writing from, and I am reading from, it is bound to irk … Continue reading

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