Nach dem Ende der Moderne: Wenn herkömmliche Wirtschaftsmodelle scheitern

Nach dem Ende der Moderne: Wenn herkömmliche Wirtschaftsmodelle scheitern


Paradoxes of happiness

There is evidence that income and wealth inequalities are positively associated with happiness, as measured by the happiness index, and negatively associated with suicide...

Social inequality in the evolution of human societies

This report might seem unusual in historical scope and daring in its arguments. The hope is to provoke a reasoned discussion about our world...
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Re-industrialisation in the US; de-globalisation in China?

The United States was once a country renowned for its manufacturing capabilities but it experienced a decline in its manufacturing sector after 1980. A...
Glass art symbols of USSR

The rise and fall of socialism

Socialist taxonomy The term ‘socialism’ is relatively recent, appearing for the first time some 200 years ago in 1827 in the Co-operative Magazine in writings...
The Karl Marx Monument in Chemnitz, Germany. (Credit: gravitat-OFF/Flickr)

Happy 200th birthday, Karl Marx!

Most Marxists and anti-Marxists alike probably fail to realise that the highest praise for capitalism is to be found in Marx and Engels’ Manifesto...
worker and peasant

Good and bad GDP: Output fall in transition economies and the dead rat effect

Good jokes should be funny, but more importantly, should carry a message. The following is one of the most famous jokes in economics, and...
Market socialism. (Credit: WonderWhy/Flickr)

The rise and fall of market socialism in Yugoslavia

This paper is dedicated to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFR Yugoslavia, hereafter Yugoslavia), a country that was known for its unique system...
Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2017. (Credit: Michael Vadon/Flickr)

‚Beyond capitalism‘? No, back to the future

“I wish we would stop using the word Capitalism,” writes John Kay of Oxford University, in a recent post entitled Moving Beyond Capitalism. Kay reminds us...

How the Soviet elite lost faith in socialism in the 1980s

As early theoreticians of socialism believed, a centrally planned economy organised rationally – the whole society working as one single plant – should be...
No worries at Moritzplatz U-Bahn station in Berlin, September 2017. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

Inequality under globalisation: A reprise

It is reasonable to begin a review of modern texts on inequality with Rousseau, who distinguished between ‘natural’ inequalities of strength and talent, necessarily...

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