The Great Debate

Pope-onomics: Francis’ keys to a better economy – and world

September 23, 2015
Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican

Pope Francis arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

How capitalism turns love into addiction

August 31, 2015
An employee walks through racks filled with wedding dresses at Filene's Basement before a "Running of the Brides" bridal dress sale in New York

An employee walks through racks of wedding dresses at Filene’s Basement before a “Running of the Brides” bridal dress sale in New York, February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Can Greece find its inner capitalist?

July 10, 2015
Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building in Athens

Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Whips, chains and capitalism: What ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is really about

February 24, 2015
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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

from Breakingviews:

Does Italian capitalism prove that Darwin was right?

By Rob Cox
July 10, 2014

By Rob Cox

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The war on Halloween is a war on capitalism

October 26, 2012

America’s second-favorite holiday is upon us, and once again the forces of intolerance are demanding that hardworking people give up their most hallowed traditions.

Are capitalists happier?

August 12, 2011

By Ronald Rotunda, Vernon Smith and Bart Wilson
The opinions expressed are their own.

from MacroScope:

Step aside capitalism, how about leverageism

December 1, 2009

Our recent post on the End of Capitalism triggered much interest and comment.  There were plenty of diverse views, as one would expect. But one thread that came out was that what we are now seeing is not true capitalism (nor, of course, is it old-style communism). Ok, but what is it?