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?
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
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
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
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
By Frank Ackerman. From Anthem Press: Worst-case scenarios are all too real, and all too common. The financial crisis of 2008 was not the first or the last to destroy jobs, homeownership and the savings of millions of people. Hurricanes clobber communities from New York to Bangladesh. How bad will the next catastrophe be, and … More New Book: Worst-Case Economics – Extreme Events in Climate and Finance
By David J Bailey, Mònica Clua-Losada, Nikolai Huke, Olatz Ribera-Almandoz. From Routledge: Much of the critical discussion of the European political economy and the Eurozone crisis has focused upon a sense that solidaristic achievements built up during the post-war period are being continuously unravelled. Whilst there are many reasons to lament the trajectory of change … More New Book: Beyond Defeat and Austerity – Disrupting (the Critical Political Economy of) Neoliberal Europe