Tag Archives: France

Créditez-vous français? Credit as a relationship and a practice

I’m subscribed to “Gdr-economie-sociologie” – an academic mailing list of French and French-speaking economic sociologists and political economists. Receiving through this list announcements about new interesting and enlightening books and articles (in French), intellectually inviting conferences and seminars (conducted in French, … Continue reading

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In economic policymaking, ideas matter. But how? And whose ideas? Campbell & Pedersen have insightful answers

John Maynard Keynes famously said: “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than is commonly understood.” In politics, policymaking and in the economy, ideas matter indeed. Yet … Continue reading

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité — OUT; Austérité, Précarité, Compétitivité — IN

President Hollande ordered to form new government after crisis triggered by ministers calling for end to austerity policies. Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité — OUT Austérité, Précarité, Compétitivité — IN Take a look at this interesting analysis by Arthur Goldhammer of the … Continue reading

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“Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plenitude” pulls together case studies on emerging lifestyles that balance ‪consumption‬ with the ‪environment‬

Many of today’s most troubling environmental and economic issues have come to seem insoluble: ‪‎carbon‬ emissions, overshoot, ‪‎inequality‬, ‪‎joblessness‬, and a dysfunctional food system. Can we change direction, move away from business as usual, and achieve a more sustainable, empowering, … Continue reading

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Paris, May 1968: “Football to the footballers!”

“This explosion was provoked by groups in revolt against modern consumer and technical society, whether it be the communism of the East or the capitalism of the West.”  — President Charles De Gaulle, a televised speech of June 7th, 1968 In … Continue reading

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Varieties of Capitalism classification is not applicable to Asia

“Asian business systems: institutional comparison, clusters and implications for varieties of capitalism and business systems theory” (open access paper) presents an institutional comparison of 13 major Asian business systems—China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Korea, … Continue reading

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Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Today I recalled this fascinating book “Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World” by Liaquat Ahamed. It’s commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person’s or … Continue reading

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Financial Centres and International Capital Flows in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

As interest in financial markets intensifies, stimulated by the financial crisis of the early twenty-first century, this book aims to enrich our understanding of the workings and history of financial centres in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the determinants … Continue reading

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