Three reasons why my perspective on Economics has changed by 180 degrees

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Back in 2013, I was doing my A levels, and during my Social Sciences oral exam, I was asked to give my opinion on an Economics text. The opinion I chose to advocate for was mainly shared by the AfD, the far-right party in Germany, deeply rooted in the neoliberal part of the economic spectrum.

Today I am writing this as a former volunteer of the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2019, as a former worker for a Social Democratic MP in the German Bundestag, and as a former…


Written by Torben Trapp and Nora Wheelehan

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In a little known town hall from 1988, then-Mayor, Bernie Sanders put forth his main criticism of the for-profit media in stunningly simple terms: “If you think that the function of Channel 3 or the Burlington Free Press is to educate you about the world in which you live in, it’s not, it really is not… The function of private media is to make money for the people who own the media. It is a business.” This fundamental critique still holds to this day and is the key source for major forms of…

Torben Trapp

Studying Psychology of Economic Life in London. Interested in inequality of income, wealth and power.

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