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(Un)employment

There’s no shortage of ideas on how to create jobs, but ours is the only one without a detour. We suggest the government serve as an employer of last resort in times of crises. Jobs (not welfare) are what an economy needs in a downturn.

Popular articles:
1. The Basic Income and Job Guarantees are Complementary, not Opposing Policies
2. A Green Job Program Will Help Workers, the Economy, and the Planet
3. Female employment rates are rising across the world, but not in the US. Why?

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Money Talks

Everyone knows money makes the world go ‘round, but how exactly can be confusing. We introduce you to Modern Money Theory, and show you what that means for policy-making.

Popular articles:
1. The History of Money – Not What You Think
2. Germany Does Have Unfair Trade Advantages
3. Carbon Trading, Sustainable Development and Financial Fragility

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Booms and Busts

Capitalism and Crises go hand in hand. Just when you think the economy is doing great, danger could be around the corner. Building on Minsky’s work, we try to expose financial fragility as we see it.

Popular Articles
1. Can we learn from Minsky before the next crisis?
2. The Brazilian Burden
3. In Defense of Dodd-Frank

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Debunking Austerity

Despite being hugely ineffective, austerity has been the go-to policy for economies in need. We reveal the flawed logic behind cost-cutting policies, and offer strong alternatives, like direct job-creation.

Popular Articles:
1. Denouncing the Flaws of the Eurozone is not Extremist, it’s Necessary
2. Italy is Hungry for Expansionary Fiscal Policy
3. Brazil Suffers Under a Leader that Believes in Fairies

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Development

The developing world poses unique economic challenges, and mainstream economic has often failed to tackle them. We explore alternative points of view as they apply to the global south.

Popular Articles
1. Using Minsky to Better Understand Economic Development – Part I
2. Using Minsky to Better Understand Economic Development – Part II
3. Hidden in Plain Sight – Illicit Financial Flows

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Myths of Econ 101

If you’ve ever taken introductory economics, you know it feels like stepping into an alternate universe. The clean graphs seem to have little to do with reality. We discuss how economics 101 distorts our views of the world, and what we can do about it.

Popular Articles
1. The Borrowed Science of Neoclassical Economics
2. The Tragedy of the Tragedy of the Commons

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Inequality

The widening gap between the wealthy and the rest is one of the most pressing issues of our time. We show you where the disparities manifest and shed light on some frequently overlooked causes and consequences.

Popular Articles
1. Removing the Blinders: Trump Voters and Racial Inequality
2. Female employment rates are rising across the world, but not in the US.
3. The Automation Grift: Robots Are Hiding From The Data But Not From The Pundits

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In the Spotlight

Every so often, we put an inspirational economist in the spotlight. We share their story and their work, and encourage you to keep an eye on them.

1. Stephanie Kelton
2. Pavlina Tcherneva
3. William “Sandy” Darity

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If you’re looking to delve deeper into heterodox economics, consider the books below. They are some of our favorites, and we think you’d like them, too.

Popular Articles: 
1. Ending the Econocracy: The Need for Pluralism in Economics
2. The Shortage of Money: A Fallacious Problem
3. Doughnut Economics – Grab a pencil, draw a doughnut!

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Minskys in the Field

We love to report on the goings-on in the world of (heterodox) economics. Know of an upcoming event that you’d like to see us to cover? Get in touch.