> If taxes rise, the rich will leave! No, they won’t. Contrary to popular opinion, although the rich have the resources and capacity to flee high-tax places, their actual migration is surprisingly limited — a video lecture by Cristobal Young, the author of The Myth of Millionaire Tax Flight: How Place still Matters for the Rich
> How the Covid-19 pandemic and mass protests against police brutality lay bare a crisis of neoliberalism — a podcast featuring Wendy Brown, the author of In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West
> How the use of economic models and the moral disengagement this has created have significantly transformed the global financial industry — a review of Daniel Beunza’s award-winning Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room
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> “Destabilizing Orders: Understanding the Consequences of Neoliberalism” was the topic of a conference that brought together outstanding economic sociologists and political economists that were asked not to prepare a conventional paper, but a short thinknote. Find here a collection of these thinknotes by Mark Blyth, Will Davies, Wolfgang Streeck, Colin Hay, Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic, Donald MacKenzie, Marion Fourcade, Olivier Godechot, Cornelia Woll, Adam Goldstein, Dorit Geva, and more.
> United States and India have abolished the formal laws that defined their caste systems, but both caste systems live on in hearts, habits, and institutions. In the American caste system, the signal of rank is an enduring racial hierarchy — by
> Are Smart City, Smart Home and Internet of Things the utilities making our life more convenient? Or do they embody the corporate colonisation of domestic environment and everyday life by information processing and networked services for commercial purposes? — An extract from Adam Greenfield’s Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life
> Twenty years ago today Tony Blair’s government initiated a reform that promised to lead to widespread union recognition. Now it’s clear that it wasn’t so friendly to labour and didn’t pose a real threat to capital — by Gregor Gall, the author of Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment