Monthly Archives: September 2016

BITS & BRIEFS: Capitalism and work time // Malthus and Market Fundamentalism // Study of multinationals is crucial // Oil and Neoliberalism in Argentina

Lack of reduction in work time in capitalist economies reflects the influence of a particular ideology and power relations – by Prof. David Spencer Prof. Fred Block discusses in this podcast the impact of T. R. Malthus’ ideas and Market Fundamentalism on dismantling … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 6 calls for papers, 4 job openings, 2 PhD and 1 Postdoc positions

See below a list of great academic opportunities: calls for papers and proposals, PhD and Postdoc positions, and job openings in various themes and related topics of economic sociology and political economy, with September 30 – October 14 deadlines. Share this list with … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Illegal migration industry // Ignorance and economic policy // Cash-Free utopia // Sociology of Silicon Valley

Towards fences of hope: the illegal migration industry and business of bordering Europe Sociology of entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and history of Information Revolution  Conservative Policy Making, Ignorance and Democracy underlie the US Regulatory State Deleuze’s “Societies of Control” and … Continue reading

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The Art of Central Banking

– “How does the central bank decide on interest rate? Taking all data together and using a formula?” – “This is art, not science.” (The Governor of the Central Bank of Israel Karnit Flug reveals the secret of monetarism and  economics … Continue reading

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Global Political Economy and Its Discontents: Power, Politics and Investment Treaties in Developing Countries

There is a widely accepted opinion among a general public, policy makers and economists that investment treaties between the West and developing countries greatly benefit the latter. But is this view correct? Well, for sure the story is far more complex than it seems. An interesting … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 5 calls for papers, Postdoc, Professorship, and Winter School

See below a list of great academic opportunities: calls for papers and participation, Post-doc and job openings in various topics and themes of economic sociology and political economy, with September 12 – 23 deadlines. Share this list with your colleagues and students. … Continue reading

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