Monthly Archives: October 2013

Discussion: The Ups and Downs of Empirical Research

October 24, 2013

It is exciting to see this website grow. Content is being added here and there, and our Working Paper Series has its first paper. What already stands out on this website, in my opinion, is the strength of the empirical research. With our feet planted in society itself, we have before us a great big … Read More

No. 2013/01: Bichler and Nitzan, “Can Capitalists Afford Recovery?”

October 17, 2013

Working Paper No. 2013/01 Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan, “Can Capitalists Afford Recovery? Economic Policy When Capital Is Power” Abstract: Economic, financial and social commentators from all directions and persuasion are obsessed with the prospect of recovery. The world remains mired in a deep, prolonged crisis, and the key question seems to be how to … Read More

Neither here nor there, both here and there

October 8, 2013

The media is notoriously short sighted. Its reports on recent events are largely devoid of any historical consideration. This is equally true of market reports. Despite not putting market events into a historical setting, the journalists do not hesitate to offer reasons for the day’s price movements. Usually, some high profile event over the days … Read More