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 society, 7) Ignoring history — by Pramit Bhattacharya

> “Capitalism works, not because it does terrible things to nature (it does), but because it has been successful at mobilising and appropriating manifold natures for free or low cost.” – by Jason W. Moore 

> Living in precarity and precariousness. Neoliberalism portrays them as a result of individual failures, masking the power relations and structural violence embedded in the political economies. Five great short pieces on this topic published in Cultural Anthropology

> Betting on other peoples lives: “You don’t need to be an investor yourself to be involved in finance. You are already incorporated in financial calculations others perform“. Daniel Fridman discusses Ivan Ascher’s Portfolio Society, Alex Preda’s Noise: Living and Trading in Electronic Finance, and Annie McClanahan’s Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

> Historians and economists have to overcome their reciprocal ignorance in order to encourage each discipline to question its own methods, habits, and aims, with a view to avoiding any blind ‘colonising’ of one discipline by the other. Guillaume Calafat and Éric Monnet hope for new links between the two disciplines

> Digital Taylorism: Labour between passion and serendipity: “There is a rather telling sign of capital’s lack of motivational pull with regard to labour that over the last two decades has developed into a management obsession: the theory and practice of ‘Employee Engagement’.” — by Sebastian Olma

> The ongoing strikes in the countries of the Global South are a result of the way in which neoliberalism uses the pre-existing channels of imperialism

dead pledges Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

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