Tag Archives: Economics

You God Damn Millennials are Killing All of America’s Shittiest Businesses

Not pictured in foreground: Anything that actually does anything even remotely beneficial for your laundry. Earlier this evening, Comrade Levine helped ease the pain by sharing this article¬†to his Facebook wall, an otherwise routine piece of hysteria about Those Damn Millennials and all of the ways in which we are unacceptably changing society. Strangely, most […]

Money Hates Your Heineken and Wants to Fuck

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
? “You can get money for blood, Blood money for doing no good, But they won’t take my love for tender” -Elvis Costello, Clean Money “Pimp put on weight from fighting them off, In the mall, you see it and like it, it’s yours, Thats a nice fit, you…

On the Sharing Economy

The rise of what has been called, inaccurately, “the sharing economy” presents a number of problems for how we conceive of eventual worker liberation and the establishment of a more sane and equitable society. It requires the nationalization of platforms more than industries. The psychological model of “platform” based work relies on the schizophrenic split […]

America is in a trade war with China. It’s losing.

This past week news media outlets around America have been silently editing out the ‘unimportant parts’ of the presidential primaries, particularly those surrounding Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s comments on Mexico and China. They instead are highlighting the ‘more important’ parts of ‘controversial statements’ (i.e.: the parts where he’s obviously vying for both press coverage and […]

Of the Force of Economic Identities

Economics texts are stories. A work initially written to describe the world exactly as it is will, because of the seeming exactness of its resemblance, paradoxically reshape the world in its distorted spectral echoes. Karl Marx wrote Capital while buying potatoes on margin and pretty much living in the London public library. Within 80 years […]