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Political Eh-conomy: Piketty on Canada: Oil and inequality

Alright, so the title is a bit of a cheap hook, taking advantage of the popularity of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century. In his book, French economist Piketty traces the contours of global inequalities of wealth (and income) over the past 300 years and wraps them in a novel and thought-provoking theory of . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Piketty on Canada: Oil and inequality

The Progressive Economics Forum: The labour share and income inequality

All the recent talk about the Canada’s shrinking middle class and rising income inequality got me thinking that it might be a good time to take a fresh look at a somewhat neglected economic concept: the labour share of income. The labour share of income hopes to measure the portion of the economic pie going . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: The labour share and income inequality

Political Eh-conomy: Economic history in the present: Potlatch and tax

This post inaugurates an occasional series I’m calling, “Economic history in the present”. This series will look at vignettes from global economic history with an eye to current phenomena or particular events. Some will be more speculative, drawing on anthropology and philosophy; some will be more rigorous. Hopefully, both aspects of this approach will produce . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Economic history in the present: Potlatch and tax

cartoon life: God hands out brains

“I really hope they get that ‘Science’ thing figured out. It should be easy after that.”God

Filed under: art Tagged: brains, distribution, God, science

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