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How 19th century finance and housing associations shaped 20th century housing regimes in Germany and the United States

Why has Germany become a country of tenants with a housing policy directed at private and public rental construction? On the other hand, why has the United States turned into a homeownership country? In an interesting article, Sebastian Kohl (University … Continue reading

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Reviews of 6 interesting books on housing, urban policy, privatisation of cities and homelessness

Reading list of 6 books about housing, urban policy and future of our cities from LSE Review of Books.

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The Intellectual Origins of Sharing Economy

Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895 – 1983) was a renowned and influential American inventor, designer, systems theorist, and futurist. Fuller saw himself as a practical philosopher and worked to solve global problems surrounding housing, transportation, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. During his … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 9 calls for papers, 3 PhD positions, 2 job openings, and a summer school

See below a list of great academic opportunities: 9 calls for papers for interesting conferences and workshops, 3 PhD and 2 Job openings, and a summer school on various topics in economic sociology and political economy, with February 20 – March 13 deadlines. Share this … Continue reading

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Debt Matters: Inequality and Foregone Medical Care

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”- Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars have long observed disparities in health, health behaviors and stress by socioeconomic position. But there is a limited understanding of … Continue reading

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Credit makes you free! Neoliberalism, politics of debt and the subjugation of the working poor

Under the rubric of ‘financial inclusion’, lending to the poor – in both the global North and global South – has become a highly lucrative and rapidly expanding industry since the 1990s. A key inquiry of Susanne Soederberg’s penetrating and … Continue reading

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Why the Federal Reserve Failed to See the Financial Crisis of 2008: The Role of “Macroeconomics” as a Sensemaking and Cultural Frame

In this very interesting and enlightening paper by Neil Fligstein, Jonah Stuart Brundage & Michael Schultz (University of California, Berkeley), they tackle one of the puzzles about the crisis of 2008: why the regulators were so slow to recognize the … Continue reading

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Who Are the Foreclosed? A portrait of Americans displaced by the mortgage foreclosure crisis

Based on data from the National Suburban Survey from September 2010, Christopher Niedta & Isaac William Martin found that the person who has experienced home mortgage foreclosure since September 2007 resembles the average American but is somewhat likely to be … Continue reading

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Austerity: we are not all in it together

By Michael Kitson, Ron Martin, and Peter Tyler Europe has a Greek tragedy; the US is grappling with a Tea Party; and in the UK we have the economic consequences of austerity.   The focus is budget deficits, public expenditure cuts … Continue reading

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How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities

Behind the alarming headlines about job losses, bank bailouts, and corporate greed is a little-known story of bad ideas. For fifty years or more, economists have been busy developing elegant theories of how markets work—how they facilitate innovation, wealth creation, … Continue reading

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