Economics is not, nor can it be, value-free. George DeMartino discusses economist’s influence, whether they should ever lie, and the irreparable ignorance that haunts economics. DeMartino argues for professional ethics in economics as a field of study beyond a code of conduct.
SOAS, November 9, 2017 – November 12, 2017 Revolutions Against Capital, Capital Against Revolutions? One hundred years ago, hailing the Russian Revolution, Antonio Gramsci characterised the Bolsheviks’ success as a ‘revolution against Capital’. As against the interpretations of mechanical ‘Marxism’, the Russian Revolution was the ‘crucial proof’ that revolution need not be postponed until the … More 14th Annual Historical Materialism London Conference
The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for our fourth annual summer conference August 10-12th, 2017 in New York City. This year’s theme is: *Freedom and Justice: Jobs, Economic Security, and Inclusion.* The conference is co-sponsored by The New School, John Jay College of … More CALL FOR PAPERS: Freedom and Justice – Jobs, Economic Security, and Inclusion
From Lexington Books. by Les Roberts, Malcolm Alan Compitello, Marc James Leger, Cayley Sorochan, Heather A. Vrana Marxism and Urban Culture is the first volume to reconcile social science and humanities perspectives on culture. Covering a range of global cities—Bologna, Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mahalla al-Kubra, Mexico City, Montreal, Osaka, … More New Book: Marxism and Urban Culture
Professor Noam Chomsky of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the world-renown linguist and public intellectual, delivered two lectures at UMass Amherst on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The lectures were sponsored by PERI to inaugurate the opening of Crotty Hall, the new home to the UMass economics department.
By Ingo Schmidt, We live in a paradoxical world. Much debate on the radical left revolves around multitudes of discontented groups – sometimes lumped together as the 99%, sometimes rebranded as precariat – struggling against an abstract empire and its 1% rulers. Capitalism and class – once serving as a compass to navigate left politics … More Ingo Schmidt: In the Shadow of Social Democracy – Right-Wing Challenges and Left Alternatives