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Povero Silvio surclassato dal ganassa jr

Diciamolo,  il cavaliere è stato davvero sfortunato: è stato al centro della vita politica per più di vent’anni, ma non è riuscito a concludere nulla di ciò che si era proposto perché i tempi non erano maturi. Poi quando, grazie anche ai...
by Il Simplicissimus on Aug 9, 2015

Thomas Piketty, “Il capitale nel XXI secolo”

Thomas Piketty, Il capitale nel XXI secolo, Bompiani, pp. 946, euro 22,00. _____________________________ di Andrea B. Nardi . Thomas Piketty è l’accademico francese cui vanno almeno due mirabili meriti: il primo, ovviamente, scientifico, per il co...
by la poesia e lo spirito on Jun 12, 2015

Is There Capitalism After Cronyism?

Judging by the mainstream media, the most pressing problems facing capitalism are: 1) income inequality, the basis of Thomas Piketty’s bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and 2) the failure of laissez-faire markets to regulate their e...
by The Liberty Voice on Aug 30, 2014

Now You Know Which Way The Wind Blows

The picture and opinion piece by Madan Sabnavis-Chief Economist at CARE Ratings, below, were published in the ET in the course of the past week. Financial inclusion and equity markets are two sacred shibboleths that are hard to dislodge, and question...
by Wealthymatters on Aug 18, 2014

La strategia del ragno

Domenica d’agosto con il solito temporale che ormai, per esigenze politico – amministrative, si chiama bomba d’acqua. E così mi lascio andare a qualche considerazione più generale sull’orribile stagione storica che stiamo vi...
by Il Simplicissimus on Aug 3, 2014

La strategia del ragno

Domenica d’agosto con il solito temporale che ormai, per esigenze politico – amministrative, si chiama bomba d’acqua. E così mi lascio andare a qualche considerazione più generale sull’orribile stagione storica che stiamo vi...
by Il Simplicissimus on Aug 3, 2014

Creating real value, and that’s not what Facebook and Twitter do

My forced Facebook sabbatical came to an end in the late morning. So what did I think of it all?    One of my Tweets last night was: ‘I hope [it is temporary], though I have found people out for 7–12 days now. Now it’s Monday I hope t...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jun 17, 2014

Krugman On Giles, Piketty, and Inequality

A June 1st op-ed by Paul Krugman that argues that inequality is rising in the Western World, and especially in the U.S., while debunking Chris Giles’ (the economics editor of The Financial Times) critique of Thomas Piketty’s best-selling...
by Sparking the Left on Jun 3, 2014

Merkel glaubt an Allmacht der Regulierung bzw. an Zauberei

Frau Merkel fordert die Regulierung der Schattenbanken als zentrales Thema des nächsten G 20 Gipfel in Australien. “Die Gefahr, dass bei einer verbesserten Regulierung der Banken, alle Risiken in die Schattenbanken auswandern, ist nicht nur th...
by Finanzenlounge on Jun 2, 2014

empezar de nuevo – (es)

El capitalismo salvaje está de vuelta -y no va a domarse a sí mismo. Los capitalistas generan prosperidad sólo cuando se ven amenazados por las rivalidades globales, los movimientos radicales o el riesgo de revueltas en sus propios países. En ...
by Damantigui on Jun 1, 2014

start again – (en)

Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself. Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home. Back in the 90s, there was a series of assumptions everybody …...
by Damantigui on Jun 1, 2014

empezar de nuevo – (es)

El capitalismo salvaje está de vuelta -y no va a domarse a sí mismo. Los capitalistas generan prosperidad sólo cuando se ven amenazados por las rivalidades globales, los movimientos radicales o el riesgo de revueltas en sus propios países. En ...
by Damantigui on Jun 1, 2014

start again – (en)

Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself. Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home. Back in the 90s, there was a series of assumptions everybody …...
by Damantigui on Jun 1, 2014

Rich Kids, Plutonomy, and Income Inequality in the 21st Century

The spoils of income inequality On July 13, 2012, a Tumblr blog by the name of “Rich Kids of Instagram” started sharing public Instagram photos from the rich and sometimes famous. Every picture showed how the wealthiest enjoyed spending t...
by Frugaling on May 30, 2014

The 5-Minute Guide To Thomas Piketty’s Capital In The Twenty-First Century

Everyone is talking about Capital in the Twenty-First Century, but few people have read it. In fact, I was watching Real Time with Bill Maher the other day, and the entire panel was debating the virtues of the book – then they admitted no on...
by Frugaling on May 25, 2014

Letter From India: For Indians, Much Depends on Family Background

For all India’s modernity and rising economic growth, the influence of inheritance, even if only in basic schooling and nourishment, still plagues the country.
by Eastasianews on May 14, 2014

Should We Get To Know the Dynasties That Run Our Country? (Or Will Soon)

So it's finally being acknowledged publicly (mainstream television) that we live in an oligarchy. The idea that we are headed from an oligarchy made of 'self-made' men, to one comprised primarily of those who have inherited their wealth, makes me fee...
by Henry Sullivan on Apr 29, 2014

Mamma li comunisti: panico a Wall Street

Qualche giorno fa avevo parlato della bomba caduta nel quartier generale del liberismo, con due conferenze dell’economista Thomas Piketty che sia a Washington che ad Harvard aveva contestato alla radice le tesi economiche del pensiero unico (ve...
by Il Simplicissimus on Apr 29, 2014

Mamma li comunisti: panico a Wall Street

Qualche giorno fa avevo parlato della bomba caduta nel quartier generale del liberismo, con due conferenze dell’economista Thomas Piketty che sia a Washington che ad Harvard aveva contestato alla radice le tesi economiche del pensiero unico (ve...
by Il Simplicissimus on Apr 29, 2014

Piketty And Retread Of Marxism

I am no economist, nor would even claim to be an expert on economic theory.  I read a lot, and as such, did pick up Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the 21st Century.” It is, after all, what ‘elites’ are talking about, and...
by Neoavatara on Apr 28, 2014


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