The Invisible Hand Musical Finale
The Invisible Hand Musical Finale (to the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance)
Lyrics by Matthew Lazin-Ryder
There’s Marxian, Feminist, Technocrat, Georgism, Islamic, Binary, Green.
Supply-side and Sraffian, Thermal, Post-Keynsian - none of them fit the mainstream.
There’s nothing too wrong, with once in a while, thinking outside of the box.
Just remember the word that is used to describe them is utterly “heterodox”.
Even inside the mainstream world, there’s plenty of diff-e-rent bits.
There’s Micro and Macro, and experimental and even econometrics.
Three Strikes Laws
In Episode Nine, we hear from Vanessa Wellington. Her father, Herbert Stovall, was a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. You can read about her father’s story, and the possible influences of a perverse incentive within the “three strikes law,” in this archived article from the Lodi-News Sentinel.
Meet veterinarian Koharik Arman
Dr. Koharik Arman is a Vancouver veterinarian. In Episode Nine she spoke to us about her concerns that the dog show system may provide a perverse incentive to breed dogs which have genetic infirmities, though they outwardly look like they are top of their class. She published an article on this subject in the Canadian Veterinary Journal.
Meet John Maynard Keynes….
Here’s our economic consultant Stephen Gordon visiting the former home of John Maynard Keynes in London.
Photo Courtesy of Stephen Gordon
Meet Kalpona Akter
Kalpona Akter is a labour activist with the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity. She started work in garment factories when she was 12, enduring long hours, dangerous and abusive conditions, and a lack of basic workers’ rights.
Now she campaigns for better wages, recognition of the right to organize, and higher safety standards.
Better Work Haiti
Better Work is a labour and business development partnership of the International Labour Organization and the International Financial Corporation, which audits working conditions in factories operating in countries like Haiti, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam. The organization aims to improve compliance with labour standards, and the competitiveness of global supply chains, by working with factory operators and conducting compliance audits.