Author Archives: Larry Liu

How Brain Cancer Saved the Lives of Millions of Americans

At this point the US political system has become so absurd and so much dominated by oligarchic politics that only fortune’s strike on a Republican senator, John McCain, led to the demise of the disastrous health care bill brought before … Continue reading

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Book Review, Yanis Varoufakis, Adults in the Room (London: Penguin, 2017)

On May 4, 2015, I had argued (Liu 2015) that Yanis Varoufakis was the best finance minister in Europe, as he was one of the few people in political power that knew that continuous extend and pretend policies of the … Continue reading

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May’s Sad Face, Corbyn’s Happy Face

The SNP and Conservatives are losing seats, Labour is winning seats. The Tories will likely form a coalition government with DUP from Northern Ireland, but May will go into Brexit negotiations weakened. I am waiting for the overthrowers in the … Continue reading

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Is Neoliberalism a Useful Word?

In one of the many heated Facebook debates I have had with friends the major question arises whether it makes any sense to use the word “neoliberalism” to describe anything. It is naturally important to define in each case what … Continue reading

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British Election Tragedy (?)

Theresa May had set an election on June 8, and the polls indicate that it could very well backfire for her. When she had announced the election in April and had the parliament vote for it on April 19, the … Continue reading

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The Ideal Academic Adviser

For those of us, who are trapped in the academic treadmill and just getting our feet wet in the world of research, it can be quite a nerve-wrecking process to just get familiar with our area of research and write … Continue reading

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Herrmann’s Thoughts on Capitalism

Herrmann (2015) discusses (in German) the history and trajectory of capitalism: capitalism is about the use of technology to augment labor productivity to accumulate capital, not the hoarding of money wealth. It began 250 years ago in Britain. The depressing … Continue reading

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