Corporate Power and the Failure of the Australian Labour Market

June 28, 2018 Mbeljac 0

The Australian labour market increasingly exhibits the classical signs of market failure due to positive externalities. The best approximation to Paul Krugman in Australia is the economic correspondent for The Guardian Greg Jericho. Economic literacy is a critical component of citizenship in capitalist society, and the great value of Jericho’s […]

On the Humanities and Naturalistic Inquiry

January 11, 2018 Mbeljac 0

I cannot think of many who had the same depth of insight and breadth of interest as David Hume, and his accounting of history and its relation to the sciences remains apposite. Consider his well known, and still controversial, declaration of the study of history in An Inquiry Mankind are […]

Why Only US? On The Very Idea of a Social Construction

October 27, 2017 Mbeljac 0

Albert Einstein never won the Nobel Prize for physics on account of relativity, even though it became a well accepted part of our understanding of nature and acquired empirical support well within his lifetime. It was considered too different, too weird for so august a prize although oddly quantum mechanics, […]

Chomsky On The Origins of Neoliberalism

July 3, 2017 Mbeljac 0

Chomsky, when it comes to systematic anarchist writing, has always viewed himself as a “derivative fellow traveller,” and he has provided us with sketches, rather than complete works, regarding anarchism in essays, interviews and talks. Some argue that his libertarian socialism, which he argues in the video linked below (my […]

Sarajevo

June 26, 2017 Mbeljac 0

Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia, is a very nice place to visit and to which I hope to return. There’s a tendency for Western tourists to visit so that they can see some war porn, but that’s not why one should travel to Sarajevo. To be sure evidence of the […]