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You found water on Mars. Very nice. So what about investing now tens of billions of dollars in dealing with water scarcity on Earth?

“While the great powers are trying to reach the moon, we are trying to get to the village.”  (Julius Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania, 1974) According to the United Nations: “Water scarcity is among the main problems to be faced … Continue reading

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Thomas Piketty: “Take a serious interest in money… Those who have a lot of it never fail to defend their interests.”

These are Thomas Piketty’s  last words in his groundshaking Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Our community – the Economic Sociology and Political Economy global academic community – proudly fulfills their meaning: “All social scientists, all journalists and commentators, all activists in … Continue reading

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The Art of Banking: a joke (i.e. an insight) from Wall Street

An old Wall Street joke tells about a junior financial journalist that naively asked the manager of investment banking division: Why customers keep buying mutual and provident funds despite their scant profits and low yields. The senior financier amusedly looked at … Continue reading

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Herbert Marcuse: Power of Repressive Tolerance

Herbert Marcuse‘s resonant and insightful words: “In the contemporary period, the democratic argument for abstract tolerance tends to be invalidated by the invalidation of the democratic process itself. The liberating force of democracy was the chance it gave to effective dissent, … Continue reading

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Gendering the Recession: Media, Culture and the Reemergence of Gender Tropes

Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in an Age of Austerity is an interesting book which provides analyses of a recession-era media culture characterized by the reemergence and refashioning of familiar gender tropes, including crisis masculinity, coping women, and postfeminist self-renewal. … Continue reading

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The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications

Over the last decade, political economy has grown rapidly as a specialist area of research and teaching within communications and media studies and is now established as a core element in university programmes around the world. The Handbook of Political Economy … Continue reading

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