Australia: turning for the worse

If you agree that there is an imperialist bloc of countries that dominates and controls the world, then Australia should be included.  It may be a new and smaller entrant to the bloc, and it may be just a satellite of US imperialism in the Asia-Pacific, but it still fits the bill as part of […]

Australia: turning for the worse

T-learners, S-learners and X-learners

T-learners, S-learners and X-learners are all meta-algorithms that one can use for estimating the conditional average treatment effect (CATE) in the causal inference setting. The information here is largely taken from Künzel et. al. (2019) (Reference 1). All 3 methods are implemented in Microsoft’s EconML python package. Set-up We index individuals by . Each individual […]

T-learners, S-learners and X-learners

US RETAIL SALES: WHEN THE INFLATING OF SALES PASSES OVER INTO FRAUD BUT IT NO LONGER MATTERS.

Esto, adicionalmente, puede verificarse, por ejemplo, en el estudio realizado por Gustavo Cardona sobre diversos fraudes contables realizados por diferentes y distintas empresas a lo largo de la historia más reciente del capitalismo. Destacan entre ellos los casos de Enron y Parmalat, estudiados de forma específica en otras investigaciones.

inflated-or-fraudulent-salesDownload us-quarterly-retail-sales-up-to-q1-2022Download Marx observed that all crises are preceded by fraud. It seems that the venerable US Department of Commerce is not immune from this. In the end of course fraudulent official data is without consequence when reality imposes itself as it did this week when major retailers reported weaker than expected sales and income […]

US RETAIL SALES: WHEN THE INFLATING OF SALES PASSES OVER INTO FRAUD BUT IT NO LONGER MATTERS.

II.XIII. Principio Monista de Complementariedad (o modo monista complementario de descripción) (BORRADOR)

ISADORE NABI

Esta sección de la obra en construcción trata sobre los fundamentos del Marxismo en el contexto de la interpretación filosófica de la Mecánica Cuántica y de la Cosmología, específicamente sobre la interpretación dialéctica-materialista del colapso de onda y sobre el principio y fin del Universo.

III. LA DEFINICIÓN SUBJETIVA DEL VALOR COMO PRINCIPIO PSEUDOCIENTÍFICO (BORRADOR)

ISADORE NABI

Este, y otros capítulos antes subidos, pertenecen a un libro en proceso de construcción titulado “EL SISTEMA DIALÉCTICO-MATERIALISTA COMO PROGRAMA DE DEMARCACIÓN DE LAS CIENCIAS. CASO DE APLICACIÓN: LA DEFINICIÓN SUBJETIVA DEL VALOR DE LAS MERCANCÍAS COMO PRINCIPIO PSEUDOCIENTÍFICO“.

La imagen del encabezado fue tomada de http://davidharvey.org/2018/03/marxs-refusal-of-the-labour-theory-of-value-by-david-harvey/.

Harvard and Slavery: The Moral Responsibility of History

By Andrew Nurse On April 26, 2022, Harvard University announced “that it will spend $100 million” as part of a plan to address what it’s president called “profoundly immoral” practices in the university’s past.[1] At issue is Harvard’s relationship to slavery, racism and colonialism. Harvard is not the first university to grapple with a deeply […]

Harvard and Slavery: The Moral Responsibility of History

Monthly lectures introducing Capital Volume 1

Karl Marx’s Capital remains the most important theoretical work explaining the capitalist mode of production from a working class and socialist perspective.  The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) is pleased to be hosting a series of monthly lectures introducing each part of Volume 1 by Andy Higginbottom, as well as a weekly […]

Monthly lectures introducing Capital Volume 1

Fragmented France

The second round of the French presidential election returned the incumbent President Emmanuel Macron to a second term of office.  Macron won with 58.5% of the vote against the opponent, Marine Le Pen of the right-wing nationalist National Rally, who got 41.5%.  Sounds comfortable – but the voter turnout of 72% was the lowest since […]

Fragmented France

Colonias, semicolonias, países dependientes

A raíz de las notas sobre la guerra en Ucrania me han preguntado por la diferencia, establecida por Lenin, entre colonia, semicolonia y país dependiente. Dedico esta entrada a esta cuestión, que está vinculada a la problemática de la llamada liberación nacional (lo he tratado también en Economía Política de la dependencia y el subdesarrollo, […]

Colonias, semicolonias, países dependientes

The inflation debate

The inflation debate among mainstream economists rages on.  Is the accelerating and high inflation rate of commodities here to stay for some time and or is ‘transitory’ and will soon subside?  Do central banks need to act fast and firmly to ‘tighten’ monetary policy (ie cut back on injection credit into banks through purchases of […]

The inflation debate