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…

New Book: Leftism Reinvented – Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism

By Stephanie L. Mudge. From Harvard University Press: Left-leaning political parties play an important role as representatives of the poor and disempowered. They once did so by promising protections from the forces of capital and the market’s tendencies to produce inequality. But in the 1990s they gave up on protection, asking voters to adapt to … More New Book: Leftism Reinvented – Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism