COMMUNITARIANISM

"Communitarianism is a 20th Century political doctrine which emphasizes the interest of communities and societies over those of the individual. While not necessarily hostile to Liberalism or Social Democracy per se, it does oppose individualist doctrines like Libertarianism (which stresses human independence and the importance of individual self-reliance and liberty) and most aspects of modern … Continue reading COMMUNITARIANISM

Individualism bankrupt. Greed dead. Say Collier and Kay.

1999 guide designed to get America's youth interested in investing John Kay's "The Truth about Markets" and "Other Peoples' Money"  I read as entertaining eye openers about real business, finance and government. His realist observations made for a wittily scathing critique of many of the ills now bundled into neoliberalism. Colliers and Kay's bete noir … Continue reading Individualism bankrupt. Greed dead. Say Collier and Kay.

Mariana Mazzucato on a Mission

  v Mariana Mazzucato's  "Mission Economy" spells out her vision for  "The "Enterpreneurial State",  title of her first bestseller. It made her famous for debunking some of the popular myths about the market as the only innovative generator of value.  Now she has written a "Moonshot Guide" on how the re-imagined  state could become a … Continue reading Mariana Mazzucato on a Mission

TINA forever?

To critics of capitalism, free markets and democracy, Herbert Spencer frequently responded, "There is no alternative." From the 19th century to the Washington Consensus via Charles Darwin, Margaret Thatcher, Francis Fukuyama, James Chen, Xiang Zhou, Michael Krämer, Angela Merkel, John Williamson, John Gray, John Kay, Christoph Pfluger and Mark Fisher.

QE3 : The Board Members’ Memo

"If you are looking for intent AND stupidity, look at governments" World Citizen on Mishtalk. I call this this post QE3 because it turns out to be my third one on this topic. "End of (His)story" was the first. Not that I realised. I was just poking fun at all the defunct economics (1) implict … Continue reading QE3 : The Board Members’ Memo