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Polanyi’s Prescience: Covid-19, Market Utopianism, and the Reality of Society

by Margaret Somers and Fred Block * One of Karl Polanyi’s fundamental concepts is ‘the reality of society’, a term he uses in The Great Transformation (TGT) (Polanyi 1944/2001) to contest the idealised model of the autonomous self-regulating market. Modern … Continue reading

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The political economy of pharmaceutical industry and healthcare in developing countries

Do economic development and growth more or less automatically bring with them better medical care to the population of a country? Well, it is generally presumed they do. This assumption is also a core part of a neoliberal globalism fairy … 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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