By Ramaa Vasudevan, Marx’s theory of money was integral to his analysis of capitalist dynamics. The rich potential of Marx’s analysis of money has, unfortunately, not received the attention it deserves both by political economists and by those who have been inspired by Marx’s political vision. One problem is that Marx has for a long … More The Significance of Marx’s Theory of Money
By David Harvey. From Oxford University Press: Karl Marx’s Capital is one of the most important texts written in the modern era. Since 1867, when the first of its three volumes was published, it has had a profound effect on politics and economics in theory and practice throughout the world. But Marx wrote in the … More New Book: Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason
By Mehrsa Baradaran. From Harvard University Press: When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States’ total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the … More New Book: The Color of Money – Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
by Ron Ramdin. From Verso: In this pioneering history, Ron Ramdin traces the roots of Britain’s disadvantaged black working class. From the development of a small black presence in the sixteenth century, through the colonial labour institutions of slavery, indentureship, and trade unionism, Ramdin expertly guides us through the stages of creation for a UK … More New Book: The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain
UMass-Amherst economics professor Lawrence King explains how the pharmaceutical industry converts intellectual property rights into inordinate profits and uses these for political power.
By Andrea Flynn, Susan R. Holmberg, Dorian T. Warren, and Felicia J. Wong. From Cambridge University Press: Why do black families own less than white families? Why does school segregation persist decades after Brown v. Board of Education? Why is it harder for black adults to vote than for white adults? Will addressing economic inequality … More New Book: The Hidden Rules of Race – Barriers to an Inclusive Economy
Edited by Hartmut Rosa & Christoph Henning. From Routledge: Many countries have experienced a decline of economic growth for decades, an effect that was only aggravated by the recent global financial crisis. What if in the 21st century this is no longer an exception, but the general rule? Does an economy without growth necessarily bring … More New Book: The Good Life Beyond Growth – New Perspectives