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Economic history – this is going somewhere honest (at least in my head)

To give him his due, von Hayek was in favour of rules to ensure fair competition.  Strict rules for accounting are a vital part or this, but since the 1970s, deregulation has become fashionable and those regulations which impose a … Continue reading

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An economic history lesson (courtesy of Philip B Smith and Manfred Max-Neef)

“The people are everywhere anxious to not be dominated or oppressed, and the powerful are out to dominate and oppress the people”, Machiavelli, The Prince. Claude Lefort sees the conflict between the people and the powerful as one that can … Continue reading

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