economics

the dismal science
~ Thomas Carlyle

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?
~ John Maynard Keynes (attrib.)

Are cultural politics worse than no politics at all?

Are cultural politics worse than no politics at all?

This is truly enjoyable analysis. There’s a lot of Marxism in it, probably a bit too much for me. And in my opinion it is too blunt in its assessment of pop culture but that aside, this is a great argument.. (And hold someone close as you read this because you’re fine with hating Swept […]

What this election says about women getting themselves pregnant

What this election says about women getting themselves pregnant

I see that as long as any kind of social transfer is involved rich women are as capable of “getting themselves pregnant” as teenage girls are claimed to be. Because conception is something that women and girls do to themselves, presumably by deliberately and irresponsibly walking through a cloud of anonymous, minding-its-own-business sperm somewhere. Apparently, […]

Speaking as a bitch who has read some macroeconomics

Speaking as a bitch who has read some macroeconomics

I agree with much of this piece by Helen Razer in The Age – “Destroying the point”. But overall, I wonder where her conclusions lead us. ”If you want to politicise someone, here’s a thought: talk to them about politics,” I wrote a few months ago. ”You need to read some macro-economics, bitches,” I said. […]