Proof that the dual norm of the dual norm is the norm itself

Assume that is some norm on . The dual norm, denoted by , is defined by The definition gives us the inequality , which will come in handy later. Since the dual norm is also a norm, it too has a dual norm. It turns out that the dual norm of the dual norm is […]

Proof that the dual norm of the dual norm is the norm itself

Saito: the metabolic rift and de-growth communism

Kohei Saito is an associate professor at Tokyo University and an erudite Marxist scholar.  Not a candidate for a best-seller in the non-fiction book world, you might think.  But you would be wrong in this case.  Saito’s new book (currently in Japanese), which analyses the relationship between capitalism and the planet, has been a smash […]

Saito: the metabolic rift and de-growth communism

Ep. 54: Cooperation & Resistance

“With deadly accuracy, a Canas swingman hurls stones the size of golf balls. The Incas used such weapons in imperial conquest and in defense against the Spaniards- The Lost History of the Incas In this episode we see how killing Atahualpa didn’t necessarily have the desired affect the Spanish had hoped for.  We also take […]

Ep. 54: Cooperation & Resistance

US LONG TERM RATE OF PROFIT, AND THE FALL IN THE QUARTERLY RATE UP TO Q3 2022.

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US LONG TERM RATE OF PROFIT, AND THE FALL IN THE QUARTERLY RATE UP TO Q3 2022.

THE AUTUMN STATEMENT (or Harmageddon). FROM PROFIT GOUGING TO INTEREST RATE GOUGING.

THE AUTUMN STATEMENT (or Harmageddon). FROM PROFIT GOUGING TO INTEREST RATE GOUGING.

The wage price spiral refuted

Do ‘excessive’ wage rises lead to rising inflation and thus drive economies into a wage-price spiral?  Back in 1865, at the International Working Men’s Association, Marx debated with IWMA Council member Thomas Weston.  Weston, a leader of the carpenter’s union, argued that asking for increased wages was futile because all that would happen would be […]

The wage price spiral refuted

Moral Behavior Pays Off

Source:Max Planck Institute Selfless behavior and cooperation cannot be taken for granted. Mohammad Salahshour of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (now at Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior), has used a game theory-based approach to show why it can be worthwhile for individuals to set self-interests aside. One of the most fundamental […]

Moral Behavior Pays Off

OBSERVATIONS OF CARCHEDI & ROBERTS’ PRESENTATION ON INFLATION GIVEN AT THE RECENT HISTORICAL MATERIALISM CONFERENCE.

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OBSERVATIONS OF CARCHEDI & ROBERTS’ PRESENTATION ON INFLATION GIVEN AT THE RECENT HISTORICAL MATERIALISM CONFERENCE.

Historical Materialism Conference – monopoly, imperialism, inflation and Ukraine

As usual it won’t be possible to report on all the many sessions at this year’s London Historical Materialism conference that took place last weekend.  I could only attend a few sessions and concentrated, naturally, on ones to do with Marxist economics.  Also, I was participating in two sessions myself that clashed with others that […]

Historical Materialism Conference – monopoly, imperialism, inflation and Ukraine