International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE) Conference Preliminary Program, January 3, 2019, Agnes Scott College; if you are interested in attending, please register for the conference at https://icape.org/?page=conference_registration. Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 AM (included with conference registration) Session 1, 8:30-10:00 AM 1A Wealth, Credit and Household Well-bring Hongkil Kim (Chair), University of North Carolina Asheville: Long-run … More ICAPE 2019 Conference Preliminary Program
By Jane D’Arista. From Edward Elgar: All Fall Down traces the ways in which changes in financial structure and regulation eroded monetary control and led to historically high levels of debt relative to GDP in both developed and emerging economies. Rising stocks of debt drove the global financial system into crisis in 2008 when households, … More New Book: All Fall Down – Debt, Deregulation and Financial Crises
By Michael E. Tigar. From Monthly Review Press: Lawyers confront mythologies in the context of their profession. But the struggle for human liberation makes mythology-busting the business of all of us. The rights we have learned to demand are not only trivialized in our current system of social relations; they are, in fact, antithetical to … More New Book: Mythologies of State and Monopoly Power
By Henry Heller. From Haymarket Books: An essential new contribution to the debate about how Marxists should understand the French RevolutionIn this stirring and persuasive defense of the classical Marxist view of the French Revolution as a bourgeois and capitalist revolution, Henry Heller lays to rest the stylish revisionism on the subject that still dominates … More New Book: The French Revolution and Historical Materialism
Edited by Guglielmo Carchedi and Michael Roberts. From Haymarket Books: The most comprehensive empirically based defense of Marx’s law of profitability as the cause of Capitalist crises.Most mainstream economists view capitalism’s periodic breakdowns as nothing more than temporary aberrations from an otherwise unbroken path toward prosperity. For Marxists, this fundamental flaw has long been acknowledged … More New Book: World in Crisis – Marxist Perspectives on Crash & Crisis
From Haymarket Books. Edited by Greg Albo, Leo Panitch, and Alan Zuege An expertly selected collection of articles on class, party, and revolution from one of the world’s most important socialist journals Since beginning publication in 1964, The Socialist Register has been one of the most important sources of engaged, critical, and influential theoretical interventions on … More New Book: Class, Party, Revolution – A Socialist Register Reader
By Michael D. Yates. From Monthly Review Press: One of the horrors of the capitalist system is that slave labor, which was central to the formation and growth of capitalism itself, is still fully able to coexist alongside wage labor. But, as Karl Marx pointed out, it is the fact of being paid for one’s … More New book: Can the Working Class Change the World?