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What The Fcuk Is Inequality (And If It Is, Is It Bad)?

Inequality is the topic of at times fierce political struggles and long-standing ideological oppositions. Lefties and progressives tend to frame it as a problem, liberals and conservatives don’t. The former demand equality, the latter caution against it. The former think it is bad, historically recent and unjust, the latter claim it is good, eternal, and just, a result of meritocracy. However, also progressives at times … What The Fcuk Is Inequality (And If It Is, Is It Bad)? weiterlesen

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What The Fcuk Is Money (And The Monetary System)?

To normal people nothing is more natural and nothing less unclear than money and a society based on money. When you take a look into the literature you quickly learn that money has never found much interest, especially in economics. However, there is surprisingly little consensus on what money is and where it comes from. Is money real or a fiction? Is there one money … What The Fcuk Is Money (And The Monetary System)? weiterlesen

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Basic income or job guarantee? A quick philosophical guide for the 99%

In the very moment the pandemic hit, grand political ideas seemed to gain plausibility due to the impact of the socio-economic crisis. Europeans wrote primarily about Basic Income and petitioned for it, whereas in the anglophone world a Job Guarantee gained more publicity. While activists often claim both programs to be incompatible, academics not seldomly ignore the other side. A quick philosophical look shows similarity … Basic income or job guarantee? A quick philosophical guide for the 99% weiterlesen