Not Enough Women in China? Let Men Share a Wife, an Economist Suggests
Polyandry has been practiced before in China, particularly in impoverished areas, as a way to pool resources and avoid the breakup of property.
Yet much of the online response to Mr. Xie’s proposal has been outrage.
“Is this a human being speaking?” a user with the handle dihuihui wrote on Weibo.
professor, many single guys want to ask, ‘Where’s your wife?’ ” a user
who identified as Shanyu jinxiang1887003537 wrote.
Attempts to contact Mr. Xie on Monday were unsuccessful.
Why the Phrase ‘Late Capitalism’ Is Suddenly Everywhere
A job advertisement celebrating sleep deprivation? That’s late capitalism. Free-wheeling Coachella outfits that somehow all look the same and cost thousands of dollars? Also late capitalism. Same goes for this wifi-connected $400 juicer that does no better than human hands, Pepsi’s advertisement featuring Kendall Jenner, United Airlines’ forcible removal of a seated passenger
who just wanted to go home, and the glorious debacle that was the Fyre
Festival. The phrase—ominous, academic, despairing, sarcastic—has
suddenly started showing up everywhere.
This publication has used “late capitalism” roughly two dozen times in recent years, describing everything from freakishly oversized turkeys to double-decker armrests for steerage-class plane seats. The New Yorker is likewise enamored of it, invoking it in discussions of Bernie Sanders and fancy lettuces, among other things. There is a wildly popular, year-old Reddit community devoted to it, as well as a Facebook page, a Tumblr, and a lively Twitter hashtag. Google search interest in its has more than doubled in the past year.
Interview: Paul Krugman’s Plan to Fix the Economy
Call it “stimulus” if you like. Call it Keynesian economics, after the
great economic thinker (and Krugman idol) John Maynard Keynes, who first
championed the idea that government has an essential role in saving the
free market from its own excesses. Whatever you call it, it worked in
the late nineteen-thirties and forties…
Taiwan Is Using A Get-Rich-Quick Scheme From China To Grow Its Slow Economy
Ralph Jennings is such a moron–what he means by ’get rich quick scheme’ is actually public investment in infrastructure. A proven method to spur economic growth since the Great Depression.