On economic fetishism

Paul Krugman column today “marks to market” his early prediction that, from the get-go, the European monetary union was bound … More

Uprooting Social Inequality

In my experience, when discussing social inequality, one of the most difficult notions for people to grasp is the distinction … More

Piketty and Marx

In a recent interview to Isaac Chotiner from the New Republic, Thomas Piketty makes interesting remarks about the relation between … More

On Gary Becker: A True Believer

Gary Becker has died. Here’s John Cassidy “postscript.” And here’s the NYT’s obit. Personally, I liked the frankness of his approach … More