Monthly Archives: March 2018

Socially Liberal but Fiscally Conservative

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Market Forecasting: A Sensitive Practice at the Heart of Neoliberal Capitalism

by¬†Stefan Leins* Since the emergence of modern financial markets, financial analysts have played a critical role in producing visions of ‚Äúthe economy‚ÄĚ and its future development. As experts, they analyze market developments and predict future scenarios that enable other financial … Continue reading

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B&B: Finance drains firms // The Adjunct Crisis // Sociology of cashless society // Risk officers increase risks // The myth of the empowered consumer // Credit, Neoliberalism, and post-Apartheid South Africa

This time, especially worth reading¬† and sharing articles: >¬†“Finance is no longer a tool for getting money into productive businesses, but getting money out of them” — by¬†J.W. Mason >¬†Corporatization, marketization, and adjunctification of the university end up producing the … Continue reading

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Thatcherism’s greatest achievement

In 2002, twelve years after Margaret Thatcher left office, she was asked at a dinner what was¬† her¬† greatest¬† achievement.¬† Thatcher¬† replied:¬†¬†“Tony¬† Blair¬† and¬† New¬† Labour.¬† We forced our opponents to change their minds.”¬† (Conor Burns, April 11, 2008) *** … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking: Technology drives ever-increasing inequality

On 6 October 2015, a great theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking conducted a special Reddit ‚ÄúAsk Me Anything‚ÄĚ session. Out of the thousands of submitted issues, Hawking selected those he wished to reply, mainly¬†discussing aspects of artificial intelligence. In conclusion, Hawking … Continue reading

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Marketcraft as the New Statecraft

by Steven K. Vogel* What if we thought of marketcraft (market governance) as a core government function comparable to statecraft? And what if we sought to optimize market governance rather than to minimize government intervention? I submit that this simple … Continue reading

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Leonora Barry: a pioneer statistician of women’s labour

by¬†Eli Cook* Unfortunately yet unsurprisingly, the world of economic quantification was dominated by men in the nineteenth century. In honor of International Women’s Day, here is a story, excerpted from my book¬†The Pricing of Progress, on Leonora Barry, one of … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 25 calls for papers, 8 PhD fellowships, 6 postdocs, 3 jobs, 3 summer schools, 3 awards, 2 grants

Dear ES/PE community member, see below¬†an abundant list of great¬†academic opportunities:¬†25 calls for papers for conferences and workshops (some are fully or partially funded), 8 doctoral fellowships, 6 postdoctoral positions, 3 job openings, 3 summer schools (fully or partly funded), … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: How multinationals avoid taxes // Finance needs households // Discourse on privilege benefits the elites // Gender stereotypes in economics // Shell-based currency in California // Shopping and Enclave Urbanism in Mexico

This time, especially worth reading¬† ‚Äď and sharing ‚Äď articles: > How Apple and other multinationals avoid taxes and accountability: A network study of offshore finance — by¬†Jan Fichtner >¬†Financial capitalism remains deeply dependent on households, even as it obscures … Continue reading

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