The sixth annual Historical Materialism Sydney conference on new Marxist research will be held at The University of Sydney New Law Building on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December, 2017. This year the conference will feature a keynote by Jason W. Moore, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Binghamton University, and Coordinator of the World-Ecology Research … More Historical Materialism Sydney 2017 – Capital and the Revolt Against Capitalism
Edited by Ajamu Nangwaya & Michael Truscello. From AK Press: Even mainstream media like the New York Times and The Economist have recently posed the question: Why don’t the poor rise up?, uneasily amazed that capitalism hasn’t met with greater resistance. In the context of unparalleled global wealth disparity, ecological catastrophe, and myriad forms of structural oppression, this vibrant … More New Book: Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up? – Organizing the Twenty-First Century Resistance
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The second issue of the Journal of Working-Class Studies is now available.
By Ricardo F. Crespo. From Routledge: During the second half of the twentieth century, economics exported its logic – utility maximization – to the analysis of several human activities or realities: a tendency that has been called “economic imperialism”. This book explores the concept termed by John Davis as “reverse imperialism”, whereby economics has been … More New Book: Economics and Other Disciplines – Assessing New Economic Currents
Josh Mason from John Jay College CUNY doesn’t think teaching contending economic theories is effective, and sees the objective of introductory economics courses as teaching students basic tools to understand economic terminology, national accounts, and standard relationship between cause and effect.
h/t David Primrose The Winter 2017 issue of the Journal of Australian Political Economy is available and free to download on the JAPE website. This issue features some great contributions on a range of issues, from David Ruccio discussing utopia and the critique of political economy, Adam David Morton’s reflections on spatial political economy, Chris … More The Winter 2017 issue of the Journal of Australian Political Economy
By Scott Ferguson, Epicurus supposed that even in the midst of the void the atoms declined slightly from the straight line, and from this, he said, arose freedom. -Pierre Bayle, quoted by Karl Marx Money is no object. -Stephanie Kelton Viewed from afar, Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and Marxism appear opposed. Contemporary Marxists such as … More Some Remarks on MMT & Marxism in Light of David Harvey’s “Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason”