Economic Myths #15 – Unemployment


One of the key indicators of the economic “performance” of any given country is its rate of unemployment. Low rates of unemployment are understood as a sign of prosperity while high rates are taken as a sign of recession and stagnation.

Economic Myths #9 – Social Safety Nets


It is often trumpeted as a virtue that “civilised”, social democratic countries offer their citizens one or more types of “social safety net” in an attempt to eliminate the most dire effects of, say, unemployment, illness or some other kind of inc



The myth that capitalism is exploitative – or rather, that capitalists and entrepreneurs are responsible for the exploitation of both workers and consumers – is almost as old as the history of this political-economic system itself, having been a p

The Militaristic Rituals of North Korea

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North Korea fired off some missiles the other day, raising tensions significantly in the Pacific region. They reportedly fired five missiles, with one failing to launch and three of the other four coming provocatively close to Japan.

St. Patrick and Irish Logos


Prominent Russian Philosopher about Irish Identity and Celtic Christianity: The Celts didn’t regard the Christianization as a radical and revolution identity change, as the peculiarity of the Irish Christianity and Celts Church, in general, compared to many other European societies, wasn’t strictly opposite to the local pre-Christian myth, but included it mildly and smoothly in their spiritual culture. Thus, many Druids and mythological characters were Christianized, and the Christian saints and disciples turned into the new version of the Druids.

The Return of Myth


The contradictory processes of de-mythologization and re-mythologization are not unknown to ancient civilizations, in which the old myths are sometimes destroyed (demythologization) and replaced with new myths (remythologization).