BITS & BRIEFS: Sharing, not “Sharing Economy” // Zelizer on Money // Social movements create unionization // Schumpeter’s “Economics of Socialism” syllabus // Deaths of Despair rise

This time, especially worth reading  – and sharing – articles:

Sharing, not “Sharing Economy”: For most of human history, there was no such thing as private property

> Money is not a social engine, but rather a malleable social product“, Viviana A. Zelizer unmasks the meanings of monies and presents a new volume Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works, reflecting on her path-breaking Morals and Markets and The Social Meaning of Money as well as on Sandel’s What Money Can’t Buy, Barman’s Caring Capitalism, Wilkis’ The Moral Power of Money, Morduch and Schneider’s The Financial Diaries, and Sherman’s Uneasy Street. 

Social Movements prompt Labor Unions: local civil rights and gender equality protests lead to unionization — find John-Paul Ferguson, Thomas Dudley, Sarah Soule

> Joseph Schumpeter’s last “Economics of Socialism” syllabus (Harvard University, 1950), taught after his death by Overton Taylor with guest lectures by Wassily Leontief, Walter Galenson, and Alexander Gerschenkron

Deaths of Despair are rising due to the structural lack of opportunities and the disruption of social safety net –  reveal Anne Case and Angus Deaton 

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  1. Would you like an article on the entrepreneurship of Donald J. Trump? And thanks for this valuable newsletter.  Ivan Light   prof. emeritus UCLA

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