Category Archives: Financial

Winner-take-all politics: how Washington made the rich richer-and turned its back on the middle class

Read A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time–the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich. We all know that the … Continue reading

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The Fed’s $16 Trillion Bailouts Under-reported

Read The media’s inscrutable brush-off of the Government Accounting Office’s recently released audit of the Federal Reserve has raised many questions about the Fed’s goings-on since the financial crisis began in 2008. The audit of the Fed’s emergency lending programs … Continue reading

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Technological revolutions and financial capital: the dynamics of bubbles and golden ages

Read Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital presents a novel interpretation of the good and bad times in the economy, taking a long-term perspective and linking technology and finance in an original and convincing way. Carlota Perez draws upon Schumpeter’s theories … Continue reading

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Business as usual: the roots of the global financial meltdown

Situates the current crisis in the historical trajectory of the capitalist world-system, showing how the crisis was made possible not only by neoliberal financial reforms but by a massive turn away from manufacturing things of value towards seeking profit from … Continue reading

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Financial Speculation on Food – Insecurity and Hunger

Research now shows the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East this year were triggered by spikes in global food prices fueled by speculators betting on the price of agricultural commodities. This financial speculation was made possible thanks to … Continue reading

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Herd Behavior in Financial Markets

Read This paper provides an overview of the recent theoretical and empirical research on herd behavior in financial markets. It looks at what precisely is meant by herding, the causes of herd behavior, the success of existing studies in identifying … Continue reading

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