Leila Davis: Are Corporations’ Financial Investments Slowing Growth?

Are corporations’ financial investments crowding out other corporate spending? Leila Davis looks at the financialization of non-financial corporations—i.e., firms that traditionally produce goods and services and invest in machinery, buildings and technology rather than trade in financial assets—and asks what it means that they’re taking on large financial investments. We know that the same time … More Leila Davis: Are Corporations’ Financial Investments Slowing Growth?

On Venezuela, Democracy, Violence and Neoliberalism

By Matias Vernengo, In Argentina, the right-wing neoliberal agenda eventually dislocated the Kirchner governments in the ballot (when Cristina was not a candidate I should add), but it basically needed to lie about its intentions. Macri said he would not devalue the currency (and reduce real wages), that he would not cut the tax on … More On Venezuela, Democracy, Violence and Neoliberalism

New Book: For-Profit Universities – The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education

From Palgrave. Edited by Tressie McMillan Cottom & William A. Darity Jr This edited volume proposes that the phenomenon of private sector, financialized higher education expansion in the United States benefits from a range of theoretical and methodological treatments. Social scientists, policy analysts, researchers, and for-profit sector leaders discuss how and to what ends for-profit colleges are … More New Book: For-Profit Universities – The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education

New Book: Gender and Time Use in a Global Context – The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor

From Palgrave. Edited by Rachel Connelly & Ebru Kongar, This edited volume uses a feminist approach to explore the economic implications of the complex interrelationship between gender and time use. Household composition, sexuality, migration patterns, income levels, and race/ethnicity are all considered as important factors that interact with gender and time use patterns. The book … More New Book: Gender and Time Use in a Global Context – The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor

Call For Papers: Writing as Resistance in the Age of Demagoguery

Writing has long been regarded as an act of overt and covert resistance depending on the situated and lived contexts in which writers have questioned and challenged those in power and the means, both materially and discursively, by which they rule society. However, in contrast to written texts that openly call for radical societal changes … More Call For Papers: Writing as Resistance in the Age of Demagoguery

On the Venezuela Crisis

What’s the future of Venezuela and can the country handle this crisis? A panel discussion by the following: Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue Jennifer McCoy, director of the Carter Center’s Americas Program. Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research George Ciccariello-Maher, an associate professor at Drexel University