September (19-)20-22, 2017 (exact start and end time: t.b.d.) Leuven, Belgium We have a few openings for speakers at this international conference. I still have to work the numbers but there will probably be a low fee of a maximum of ?100 to cover coffee and a few meals. We invite presentations that are related … More Call for Papers: The Real Estate/Financial Complex International Conference
by Cédric Durand, translated by David Broder. From Verso: The 2007–08 credit crisis and the long recession that followed brutally exposed the economic and social costs of financialization. Understanding what lay behind these events, the rise of “fictitious capital” and its opaque logic, is crucial to grasping the social and political conditions under which we … More New Book: Fictitious Capital – How Finance Is Appropriating Our Future
Michael Hudson explains that even though housing prices are back up at 2008 levels homeownership is at a much lower level and banks have their loans guaranteed by the US government…
William Lazonick, professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell, explains how rationalization, marketization, and globalization characterize the U.S. economy during the past 50 years, and how the behavior of companies and fate of American workers have changed during this process.
By James Crotty. From Edward Elgar: The essays comprising this collection analyze the deep flaws in the methodological foundation of mainstream economic theory, and explain how these flaws make mainstream economics more ideology than sound social science. James Crotty develops alternative theories built on realistic assumptions that can explain most of the disastrous economic and … More New Book: Capitalism, Macroeconomics & Reality – Understanding Globalization, Financialization, Competition & Crisis
From AK Press: Harry Cleaver’s pioneering Reading Capital Politically showed not only how capitalism seeks to structure every aspect of our lives through and around work but also how we endlessly fight back in ways that reshape capitalism itself. Rupturing the Dialectic skillfully brings this project up to date, interpreting capitalism’s most recent crises and … More New Book by Harry Cleaver: Rupturing the Dialectic – The Struggle against Work, Money, and Financialization
From Brill: The collected papers of Costas Lapavitsas are a pathway to Marxist monetary theory, a field that continues to attract strong interest. The papers range far and wide, including markets and money, finance and the enterprise, power and money, the financialisation of capitalism, finance and profit, even money as art. Despite its breadth, the … More New Book by Costas Lapavitsas: Marxist Monetary Theory