The Great Debate

How capitalism turns love into addiction

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
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?

By Paul Glader
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

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
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?

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

By Ken Layne
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.

The myth of America’s decline

By Michael Moran
April 12, 2012

This is an excerpt from “The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy and the Future of American Power,” published this week by Palgrave Macmillan.

Capitalism is evolving, but into what?

By Christopher Meyer and Julia Kirby
February 15, 2012

This is an excerpt from Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere, published this month by Harvard Business Review Press.

Are capitalists happier?

By Vernon Smith
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?

from The Great Debate UK:

Slavoj Zizek on resurrecting the Left

November 30, 2009

Soon after the global financial crisis erupted in 2008, treatise "Das Kapital" saw a resurgence in popularity throughout eastern Germany.