Category Archives: Art

“I listen to money singing… It is intensely sad.”

  “Money”, by  Philip Larkin  Quarterly, is it, money reproaches me: ‘Why do you let me lie here wastefully? I am all you never had of goods and sex. You could get them still by writing a few cheques.’ So … Continue reading

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The Closing of the Mind

“What is advertised as a great opening is a great closing.” Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind (1987), p. 34 “Landscape with Figures” by George Tooker (1992) *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community through Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Reddit / Tumblr

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Growth Fetish

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”   (The Tower of Babel … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Markets and demarketization // Mark Blyth’s reflections // Rosa Luxemburg on the Mass Strike // Moralities and economic change in Africa

Markets before capitalism, capitalist markets, and de-marketing services, capital and labor  after capitalism – by Jesse A. Myerson A vivid interview with Prof. Mark Blyth on his own intellectual journey, International Political Economy, Brexit, TPP, economic sociology (which is “very interesting and … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Exhaustion as a status symbol // Sexism on Wall Street // Business schools drive inequality // Origins and crisis of Neoliberalism

Capitalism, Industrialization and Exhaustion as a Status Symbol: “Burnout is a diagnosis for winners” – by Hannah Rosefield 145 years of frat boys: Institutional Sexism and Gender Discrimination on Wall Street – by Myra MacPherson MBA programs drive Inequality: Business Schools teach … Continue reading

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The darkness of corporate enlightenment

James Doolin, “Study for Corporate Rise“, 1986 (oil on canvas) *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community through Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Reddit / Tumblr

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Orthodoxy

“The principal enemy is orthodoxy: to use the same recipe, administer the same therapy, to resolve the most various types of problems; never to admit complexity and try to reduce it as much as possible, while ignoring that things are … Continue reading

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The alienated consciousness, dehumanized human nature and capitalism

Norman O. Brown, a brilliant American scholar and social philosopher: “The alienated consciousness is correlative with a money economy. Its root is the compulsion to work. This compulsion to work subordinates man to things, producing at the same time confusion in the valuation of … Continue reading

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I shop therefore I am

“I shop therefore I am“                  A work by Barbara Kruger (1987), whose art was influenced by writings of              Walter Benjamin and Pierre Bourdieu.

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