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In the Spotlight: Stephanie Kelton

In the Spotlight: Stephanie Kelton

If you want to be at the cutting edge of economic policy-making, listen to Stephanie Kelton. She explains how a government spends, and how confusion about debt and deficits have held America back. Shaking up democrats and republicans alike, she shows there is nothing inherently dangerous about a large budget deficit. We […]

Rigged: How Mainstream Economics Failed Us All

Rigged: How Mainstream Economics Failed Us All

Economics 101 operates under the observation that “households and firms interacting in markets act as if they are guided by an invisible hand that leads them to desirable market outcomes.” Thus the role of the economist is “to understand how this invisible hand works its magic,” a role limited to developing and […]

In the Spotlight: Pavlina Tcherneva

In the Spotlight: Pavlina Tcherneva

If I ask you to picture an economist, chances are you’ll visualize an older white male who makes you feel bad for failing to understand mysterious diagrams. Those certainly exist. But so does Pavlina Tcherneva. Chair and Associate Professor of the Economics Department at Bard College, Pavlina spearheads the group of faculty that convinced […]

The First Debate – Illustrated

The First Debate – Illustrated

Just like 100 million of you, we were glued to the TV last night for the first Presidential Debate. Here’s what we saw. Trump thinks that refusing to pay federal income tax is what makes him smart. For him, hoping for a massive economic crisis like 2009 so you can buy foreclosed real estate “is […]

American Council of Ladder Producers Officially Backing Donald Trump – The Minskys Exclusive Story

American Council of Ladder Producers Officially Backing Donald Trump – The Minskys Exclusive Story

Earlier this week Carlos Maciel, The Minksys’ Special Correspondent for Vertical Matters, attended the yearly conference for the American Council for Ladder Producers (ACLP), he managed to do a few interviews. Here is what he found out about the institution’s recent letter of support for the Trump presidential campaign.Carlos Maciel: Here I […]