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B&B: Not The Nobel Prize winner // Malls and escapism // Capital and corporation // Keynesianism // Slavery and US universities // Middle class // Sex, lies and financial crises

> Congratulations to Mariana Mazzucato for winning the Promoting Economic Pluralism’s Not The Nobel Prize “for reimagining the role of the state and value in economics”. Influenced by Joseph Schumpeter and Karl Polanyi, Professor Mazzucato (University College London) is an author of widely discussed – publicly and … Continue reading

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B&B: Thomas Piketty on Tony Atkinson // Cultural birth of Austrian Economics // Slavery made capitalism // Cold War fueled Free Market // Gendering of money // Topology of finance

This time, especially worth reading  and sharing articles: > Thomas Piketty reflects on Tony Atkinson’s remarkable intellectual journey, his path-breaking works, and his last book Inequality: What Can Be Done? > How 1920-30s Viennese politics and culture shaped Austrian Economics and … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Labor in the Global Economy // Invention of consumers // Money costs more for poor // Business of travel and immigration // Slavery fueled capitalism

Seemingly different, but actually quite related five interesting reads: > How technological change, globalization and taxation shrank the share of labor income and empowered capital during the last three decades – by Prof. Kimberly Clausing > Money costs more when you … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Karl Polanyi’s socialism // Slavery as Free Trade // Inflation of Higher Ed executives // The Anti-Middleman movement

Prof. Fred Block on Karl Polanyi’s socialism and the importance of deepening of democracy and extending it over the economy The 18th-century thinkers behind Laissez-Faire economics saw slavery as a great example of global Free Trade – by Blake Smith While … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Philanthrocapitalism // Glass ceiling persists // Graeber on feudalism disguised as capitalism // The correctional-industrial complex and slavery

Ultra-rich ‘Philanthrocapitalist’ global class undermines institutions of democracy and social fabrics, a research argues. Education DOESN’T bring women equal pay, and gender barriers in job market and politics persist globally – shows Prof.  Stephanie Seguino The era of predatory bureaucratization and ideology … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Norway vs. the wealthy // Neoliberalism in the Global South // Slavery made Capitalism // Mark Blyth & Yanis Varoufakis

How did Norway break the power of the wealthy? A historical glance into a collective nonviolent struggle. Neoliberalism in the Global South – Arab world, Africa & Asia: the shift in development strategies since the 1970s Slavery: The Capital that … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Slavery & Capitalism // Lobbyists’ lies // Austerity increases suicides // Court and Debt Buyers

– The histories of Slavery & of Capitalism look very different if we see them IN RELATION to each other, by Sven Beckert – All people are created equal; those who do Lobbying are more than equal. Lobbyists’ lies, by … Continue reading

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How slavery shaped the market economy and abolitionism gave rise to ideals of human rights?

For over three centuries enslavement promoted the rise of capitalism in the Atlantic world, but study of slavery as a pivotal force in western ascendancy and dominance is still mostly neglected. In The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights, … Continue reading

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Between slavery and capitalism: former slaves and slaveholders construct a new model of racial labor market after the Civil War

At the center of the upheavals brought by emancipation in the American South was the economic and social transition from slavery to modern capitalism. In this new book Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South, Martin … Continue reading

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Rest in Power, David Graeber – the Activist-scholar who Lived the Coupling of Theory and Praxis

A prominent social scientist and committed public intellectual David Graeber has died. This is devastating news and an enormous loss… Graeber was an original thinker, distinguished researcher, incredible writer, and vigorous speaker. He genuinely embodied the amalgam of scholarship and … Continue reading

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Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics

As we are living in the present when tragedy and farce mix and make the past look oracular, a new history of Capitalism must be introduced for the sake of the future. The new year brought with it a much-needed … Continue reading

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The 2019 Zelizer Award for Best Book in Economic Sociology goes to ‘Starving the Beast’ by Monica Prasad

Northwestern University scholar Monica Prasad is the winner of the 2019 Zelizer Book Award given by the American Sociological Association’s Economic Sociology section for an outstanding book in the field. Prasad will receive the Award for her superb book Starving … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 12 calls for papers, 3 jobs, 2 summer schools, PhD stipend, a postdoc, a grant, an award

Dear ES/PE community member, see below a list of great academic opportunities: 12 calls for papers for conferences and workshops (some are fully or partially funded), 3 job openings, 2 summer schools, a postdoc position, a doctoral fellowship, a grant, … Continue reading

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The Pricing of Progress and the Origins of GDP

by Eli Cook* In the past few years, roughly half a dozen books have come out examining the meteoric rise and profound impact of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). An economic indicator that measures the money-making capacities of a nation by … Continue reading

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Karl Polanyi on the Rise of Fascism and Market Economy

A spectre is haunting Europe and the world — the spectre of Fascism (veiled as defensive democracy and common-sense patriotism) and authoritarian neoliberalism (disguised as social protectionism and perceived by laymen as decisive populism). The bothering question of our troubling present is not whether history repeats … Continue reading

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