By Cihan Aksan & Jon Bailes, This article was first published by State of Nature, as part of the monthly “One Question” series, which solicits responses to a single query from a variety of thinkers. This month’s question — “Are we heading for another economic crash?” — received responses from Wolfgang Streeck, Cédric Durand, Susan Newman, David … More Are We Heading for Another Economic Crash?
Social reality is open in the sense that event regularities or correlations are rare at best. Even in the non-social sciences such regularities are mainly restricted to (closed) conditions of well controlled experiment, where they correlate the event of triggering an (experimentally) isolated ‘atomistic’ mechanism and its unimpeded effect. By atomistic is meant having the … More Call for Special Issue of CJE: Methods & Approaches for Investigating Phenomena Generated in the Open Social System
by Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello, translated by Gregory Elliott. From Verso: In this major work, sociologists Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello go to the heart of the changes in contemporary capitalism. Via an unprecedented analysis of the latest management texts that have formed the thinking of employers in their reorganization of business, the authors … More New Book: The New Spirit of Capitalism
By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor In a posthumously published essay, Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out that the “black revolution” had gone beyond the “rights of Negroes.” The struggle, he said, is “forcing America to face all of its interrelated flaws—racism, poverty, militarism and materialism. It is exposing the evils that are rooted deeply in the … More MLK’s Radical Anti-Capitalism
By Nathan Newman, As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, it’s worth remembering that his legacy was based firmly in the labor and the socialist movements of the 20th century. It takes nothing away from King to highlight how his work built on those movements and his voice was magnified by his association with … More Remembering MLK’s Roots in Labor and Socialist Movements of the 20th Century
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One of the most important stories I read, but did not write about, while I was away was the launch of the World Inequality Report 2018.* The authors of the report confirm what Branko Milanovic and others had previously discovered: that a representation of the unequal gains in world economic…
Angela Davis delivered the annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture at the Nicos Poulantzas Institute in Athens. In the talk, Davis recounts the historical background to the development of the anti-racist, Marxist feminisms she calls “abolition feminism,” and unpacks some of their political and intellectual implications.