Category Archives: Economy And Society

JARED DIAMOND (2013) ON THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY

Jared Diamond on The World Until Yesterday What makes the analysis of traditional societies ( before about 9000 years BC) so important for us, living in a modern world. In many basic ways we are not all the same; traditional … Continue reading

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EUROPE: INVEST AND REFORM – AND DO IT DEMOCRATICALLY

Europe: Invest and Reform – and Do it Democratically  The European economies do not grow anymore. Nevertheless, the economic establishments are preparing a next round of cuts in the level of the government expenditures. First, a few Mediterranean economies, such as Greece, Spain … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM OF INEQUALITY: STIGLITZ > ACEMOGLU > PIKETTY

The Problem of Inequality: Stiglitz > Acemoglu > Piketty Introduction   Not only Acemoglu and Piketty published a book on inequality in 2012 – so did Stiglitz. The books became widely known and were subject of academic and public debate. … Continue reading

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ARE FINANCIAL WARS OUR FUTURE?

Are Financial Wars our Future? Introduction   Over time we see an increasing share of fiduciary money in the total of money supply. In earlier times particular goods functioned as money, such as pigs and chicken. Later gold was very … Continue reading

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PROTESTANTISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Protestantism and Economic Development Introduction   There is much empirical research with respect to the relationship between Protestantism and economic development. Especially in the fields of economic history, social economics and economic sociology the hypothesis which says that higher proportions … Continue reading

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DAVID LANDES ABOUT THE WEALTH AND POVERTY OF NATIONS

David Landes (1998) about the Wealth and Poverty of Nations Introduction Landes’ book is well-known in the world of economic history. It is much used at universities as textbook, and therefore it deserves a methodological account. Most economic historians are … Continue reading

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PIET KEIZER ON THOMAS PIKETTY

Piet Keizer on Thomas Piketty Introduction This year Harvard University Press published the book by Thomas Piketty, titled “Capitalism in the Twenty-first Century. It appeared a hit. Many reactions, also from Paul Krugman, were very positive. Two important statements of … Continue reading

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