Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Economist presents: the dangers of free hospital parking. The Neoliberal absurdity at its ‘best’

“If a hospital in a crowded city stopped charging [for parking], it would mean more frail, elderly people staggering into the accident and emergency ward on their own as their sons and daughters search for a space, more parents panicking … Continue reading

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The Growth of Shadow Banking and State-Finance Relations

by Matthias Thiemann* How can we understand the growth of a system of credit provisioning outside of the realm of bank regulation since the 1970s which linked non-banks and banks in a convoluted system of market-based banking, securitization and wholesale … Continue reading

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B&B: Sins of economics // Appropriating the planet // Living in precarity // You are financier // Historians and economists // Labor and serendipity // Neoliberalism uses imperialism

This time, especially worth reading and sharing articles: > The Seven Sins of Economics: 1) Alice in the wonderland of assumptions, 2) Abuse of modelling, 3) Intellectual capture, 4) The science obsession, 5) The textbook and Econ 101, 6) Ignoring … Continue reading

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The Making of Homo Financius and Neoliberal Morality

“There is [a] set of qualities ascribed to the actions and conduct of mankind, distinct from their propriety or impropriety, their decency or ungracefulness, and which are the objects of a distinct species of approbation and disapprobation. These are Merit … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 18 calls for papers, 7 jobs, 5 postdocs, 3 PhD fellowships, 2 grants, a summer school

Dear ES/PE community member, see below a fresh list of great academic opportunities: 18 calls for papers for conferences and workshops (some are partially or fully funded), 7 job openings, 5 post-doc / visiting positions, 3 doctoral fellowships, 2 research grants, a … Continue reading

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Probably the best “Acknowledgments” ever (5)

“Contrary to the fashion in most prefaces, I will not add that “all mistakes and shortcomings are entirely my responsibility.” That is sheer bourgeois subjectivism. Responsibility in matters of these sorts is always collective, especially with regard to the remedying … Continue reading

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