New Book: Reading Marx

By Slavoj Žižek, Frank Ruda, & Agon Hamza. From Polity Press: Marx’s critique of political economy is vital for understanding the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Yet the nature of its relevance and some of its key tenets remain poorly understood. This bold intervention brings together the work of leading Marx scholars Slavoj Žižek, Frank Ruda … More New Book: Reading Marx

Argentina: From the “confidence fairy” to the (still devilish) IMF

Originally posted on Critical Macro Finance:
Guest post by Pablo Bortz and Nicolás Zeolla, Researchers at the Centre of Studies on Economics and Development, IDAES, National University of San Martín, and CONICET, Argentina. In recent days, it has become customary to recall the issuance of a USD 2.75 billion 100-year bond in June 2017. This…

Are We Heading for Another Economic Crash?

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?

From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump and Beyond

By Nancy Fraser, Whoever speaks of “crisis” today risks being dismissed as a bloviator, given the term’s banalization through endless loose talk. But there is a precise sense in which we do face a crisis today. If we characterize it precisely and identify its distinctive dynamics, we can better determine what is needed to resolve it. On … More From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump and Beyond

New URPE Reader: Imperiled Economies 2018

Edited by Paul Cooney, Ann Davis, Julio Huato, Paddy Quick, Geoffrey Schneider, Ramaa Vasudevan, and Matias Vernengo Imperiled Economies consists of articles that introduce readers to current work in the field of radical political economics. The Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE) is an interdisciplinary membership organization of academics and of activists. Founded in 1968, … More New URPE Reader: Imperiled Economies 2018

New Book: Finance Capital Today – Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump

by François Chesnais. From Haymarket Books: Across the world, economic recovery, growth and investment are – at best – slow. At the same time, shares, derivatives and other financial instruments are traded in vast quantities with unprecedented rapidity. In accounting for this divergence between the apparent fortunes of the underlying ‘real’ economy and the world … More New Book: Finance Capital Today – Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump

New Book: Financial Underpinnings of Europe’s Financial Crisis – Liberalization, Integration, and Asymmetric State Power

By Nina Eichacker. From Edward Elgar: This book analyzes how financial liberalization affected the development of the financial crisis in Europe, with particular attention given to the ways in which power asymmetries within Western Europe facilitated financial liberalization and distributed the costs and gains from it. The author combines institutional narrative analysis with empirical surveys … More New Book: Financial Underpinnings of Europe’s Financial Crisis – Liberalization, Integration, and Asymmetric State Power