Degraded Globalisation. What’s wrong with Neo-Liberalism, the dominant economics since the 1980s.
Why Profit Need Not Be Wealth-Creating. The flaw in Adam Smith’s arguments.
How National Economies Really Grow. The alternative system of Friedrich List, who recognised that real economics depends on nation-states.
Adam Smith’s Friends and the birth of Conspiracy Theory. His connections to several influential individuals, including James Watt and John Robison. Robison believed in a conspiracy of Freemasons behind the French Revolution. He had nothing to say about Jews, but the notion later evolved into anti-Semitic fantasies like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Doing a series of blogs on Quora about my holiday in China, see https://gwydionmw.quora.com/. More people would see it there than here, I suspect.
Why the sophistocated Chinese Empire could not modernise. Including details of the exceptional nature of European developments. And how Japan managed to modernise without uprooting its traditional culture. Also available as a PDF, Problems 21 – Imperial China.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 780 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.
Dark Skin, Blue Eyes – the Original Europeans. Very different from 19th century racist notions.
Human Altruism and Psycopathy. Both are found in our genes.
The Internet as Secret Policeman’s Friend. How internet links make it remarkably easy to trace a network of dissidents, including those who have not posted.