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Was Karl Polanyi wrong? Land, labor, and private authority in the global economy

by Tim Bartley* Karl Polanyi famously argued that land, labor, and money are “fictitious commodities.” They cannot be fully subjected to the dictates of the market without spurring backlashes that seek to re-embed them in society.  It is easy to … Continue reading

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Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper-Middle Classes in Europe

A new interesting book Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper-middle Classes in Europe explores and reveals the role of urban upper-middle classes in the transformations experienced by contemporary European post-national societies. The findings of this research may surprise and intrigue. … Continue reading

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“The Supranational Corporation: Beyond the Multinationals” shows how corporations flaunt laws and act as controlling powers beyond the legal national constraints

This book by Laura Westra  lays bare corporate actions both domestic and international, under the guise of legal “personhood” that has granted corporations increasing power. As a result, corporate decisions undermine and even nullify legal decisions made by governments designed … Continue reading

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