The Currency of Politics

Stefan Eich (2022) The Currency of Politics: The Political Theory of Money from Aristotle to Keynes. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, pp. xvii + 320. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, critical attention has shifted from the economy to the most fundamental feature of all market economies―money. Yet despite the centrality of […]

Lockdowns and depression

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on mental health. At the height of the pandemic, the share of Americans reporting symptoms of depression and anxiety rose to nearly 40 percent, compared to 11 percent in early 2019.  A contributing factor may be the social isolation caused by restrictions on movement, especially in countries with strict lockdown […]