Economics

As Chang points out, no market is actually a free market. There are always regulations and rules that change the market considerably, and we just unconditionally accept a lot of the existing limitations. Free market economists who claim that people trying to put limitations on the market are politically motivated are equally politically motivated.


(This post was originally publish on Gods & Radicals) Like gods and people, plants exist for themselves — and as part the complex ecologies from which they emerge.   Many contemporary magical practitioners approach them simply…



Australian journalist Mike Dowson has an excellent article asking why the massive wealth and productivity gained through technological innovation in the past 100 years hasn’t translated into a universal 120 days of…







It’s Christmas time! Which means the Right will soon be rolling out the tired meme of a supposed “War on Christmas” along with talk of how far we’ve fallen as a nation….



In the new documentary Two Raging Grannies, the elderly protagonists seek an answer to the question of why politicians always say we have to have economic growth. It’s a question that frustrates…




Thanksgiving week is usually slow. Reeeeel s l   o   w   .   .     . Thanksgiving proper, Citizen’s Cab lowers the gate (cab rental) for us drivers down from $91 to $61, as an…