What Does Capitalism Repress? A Jungian Perspective.
Jun 17, 2022
Billions living in insecurity and injustice is hardly a rational system.
Giant Tech Firms Plan to Read Your Mind and Control Your Emotions. Can They Be Stopped?
May 31, 2022
Author and law professor Maurice Stucke explains why the practices of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are so dangerous and what’s really required to rein them in. Hint: Current proposals are unlikely to work.
Our Economic System is Making Us Mentally Ill
Mar 18, 2022
The neoliberal economy was supposed to bring about a utopian world order. Instead, it gave us crippling psychological stress and social breakdown. How can we ever recover?
Asset Prices Under Knightian Uncertainty
A tractable formalization of the Knightian uncertainty faced by an economist and market participants in an intertemporal asset-price model.
Who Can Save Us From Jeff Bezos and Silicon Valley’s Planetary Death Wish?
Jul 30, 2021
The work of feminist thinkers helps illuminate why billionaires seek to solve problems on Earth by blasting into space.
Could Modern Crises Stem from Problems in the Human Brain?
Jul 15, 2021
As a pandemic continues to expose weaknesses in our human systems and institutions, psychiatrist and author Iain McGilchrist’s proposition that a battle in our heads is impacting the direction of our future is worth revisiting.
Epidemic of Despair Could Haunt America Long After COVID
Feb 3, 2021
Researchers worry the pandemic may have severe after-effects, with deaths of despair impacting more distressed and newly-vulnerable populations
Rethinking the Role of the Representativeness Heuristic in Macroeconomics and Finance Theory
Even if psychological factors influence participants’ decision-making, as behavioral economists compellingly argue, incorporating such factors into economic theory would seem to require that market participants adhere to elementary logical rules.
Why We Need Solidarity Economics
Apr 22, 2020
Economists have gone to great lengths to write humans out of economics, pushing self-interest and generally providing two choices—faith in markets or the state.
Psychologist Explains Why Economists—and Liberals—Get Human Nature Wrong
Feb 11, 2020
Jonathan Haidt deploys insights from moral psychology to help us see ourselves and each other more clearly
Why Did Isaac Newton Lose His Shirt in Financial Speculation? Author Alex Pollock Explains.
Nov 4, 2019
Trying to predict the financial future is a fool’s errand, even for a genius
This Take on Humanity’s Future Might Blow Your Mindset
Oct 17, 2019
Author Jeremy Lent argues that western conceptual frameworks with roots in the Stone Age push us towards disaster. Time to let them go?
The Sacrificial Rites of Capitalism We Don’t Talk About
Aug 26, 2019
Author Supritha Rajan argues that self-interested competition may be the official line, but it’s far from the whole story
Why the Dismal Science Cares About Happiness
Jul 31, 2019
Economics is often thought of as emotion-less, but Daniel Benjamin argues for happiness as a vital indicator
Behavioral Economics: The Next Generation
Feb 27, 2019
To understand behavior and choice, we need to borrow from not just cognitive science but also sociology.