1937. The shift from home to workplace.

  We have traded time at home for time at work. The result is that home is now the morning and evening utility, not a place we take creative pleasure in. Economy serves the business world, owned be elites which is really the world of consumerism and the supporting infrastructure: accounting, computing, legal, service, police … Continue reading 1937. The shift from home to workplace.

1934. Humanities: missing feedback to economics.

The problem with pushing the humanities out of economics is that political science anthropology, novels, philosophy sociology are all loops of feedback about how the economy is doing. Getting rid of humanities means breaking the feed-back loops that would help economics meet its midlife crisis with meaningful changes.A t one or more points in our … Continue reading 1934. Humanities: missing feedback to economics.

1928. Economy, economics and competition.

Provocation #118. Competition and economics. Why does economics have such an appreciation for competition? Competition creates winners but also losers, and can we afford more losers? Change always has losers, but a good society would be concerned that the changes help society, and compensate those who have been hurt, not just work for the few. … Continue reading 1928. Economy, economics and competition.