‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is the imperfect, amusing sequel we expected

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (2017) starts out with guns blazing, literally. Within the first two minutes of the film, the protagonist, Eggsy (Taron Egerton), gets into a brawl, and the ensuing violent, high-octane fight and chase is one unbelievable stunt to the next. The movie follows the opening scene with a plot to match: a fast-moving […]

Bird’s Eye View: Pinching player millions, owners earning billions

I’d like to disabuse the notion that athletes are overpaid. Sports is an absurdly profitable industry. Last year, no NFL team’s operating profit was less than $26 million, and the average team earned $91 million. Of the 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world this year, not one is worth less than $1.75 billion. […]

Op-Ed: In defense of critical economics

In “Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few” (2015) Robert Reich writes that the concept of a “‘free market’ separate and distinct from government has functioned as a useful cover for those who do not want the market mechanism fully exposed … the mythology is useful precisely because it hides their power.” A September 2017 […]