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The Political Economy of impression management / Impression Management of the political economy :-)

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Jean-Jacques ‪‎Rousseau‬: “The ‪rich‬ holds the ‪law‬ in his purse..” // “Le riche tient la loi dans sa bourse..”

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. 1764. “La 9e Lettre écrite de la montagne.” Paris: Gallimard. (p. 287)

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Karl Polanyi: “The market mechanism moreover created the delusion of economic determinism as a general law for all human society.. “

Karl Polanyi: “The market mechanism moreover created the delusion of economic determinism as a general law for all human society.. To attempt to apply economic determinism to all human societies is little short of fantastic. Nothing is more obvious to … Continue reading

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“Plastic Money: Constructing Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries” is an excellent book that skillfully demolishes myths about markets, money and globalization

(Open access to the first chapter) In countries without a history of economic stability, how can banks decide who should be given a credit card? How do markets convince people to use cards, make their transactions visible to authorities, assume … Continue reading

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Let the academic conferences season begin! ;-)

We’d now like to open the floor to shorter speeches disguised as questions. 🙂 *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community via Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Tumblr

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Free Press?.. or “Free Market”?

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‘Free markets’ as a religious belief

Joseph Stiglitz: “The advocates of free markets in all their versions say that crises are rare events, though they have been happening with increasing frequency as we change the rules to reflect beliefs in perfect markets. I would argue that … Continue reading

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After Financial Times’ botched and bungled attack on Piketty’s Capital failed, to escape from dealing with the essence Bloomberg BusinessWeek chose a different tactic which is a) kind of funny, b) pathetic

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Theory in Pictures: Consumption / Demand in Economics

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‘Capital’ in the University of Chicago bookstore.. Too bad it’s by the wrong author ;-)

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