Call For Papers: Pluralism and Economics 10 Years After the Crisis (ICAPE)

​​ International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE) Call for Papers, Panels and Workshops Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA January 4, 2018 Pluralism and Economics 10 Years after the Crisis (and 200 Years after Marx’s Birth) It has now been 10 years since the financial crisis, but there have been very few changes in … More Call For Papers: Pluralism and Economics 10 Years After the Crisis (ICAPE)

How “Shareholder Value” is Killing Innovation

By William Lazonick, The prevailing stock market ideology enriches value extractors, not value creators.  Conventional wisdom holds that the primary function of the stock market is to raise cash that companies use to invest in productive capabilities. The conventional wisdom is wrong. Academic research on corporate finance shows that, compared with other sources of funds, … More How “Shareholder Value” is Killing Innovation

Why current definitions of family income are misleading, and why this matters for measures of inequality

By Nancy Folbre, Researchers studying income distribution in the United States seem reluctant to acknowledge the family as an important unit of production and distribution. As a result, they often rely on statistics that provide a misleading picture of inequalities based on class, race or ethnicity, and especially gender. Incomplete definitions of both family and … More Why current definitions of family income are misleading, and why this matters for measures of inequality

Call For Abstracts: “States place in a globalized economy and the reemergence of nationalism,” INET

Since the last big events concerning this topic (Brexit and Trump’s victory), there has been a myriad of editorials and academic articles on the roots of those speeches and practices associated to mid twentieth century totalitarian doctrines (especially nazism and fascism). However, we believe that there is still a blind spot concerning new economic concepts … More Call For Abstracts: “States place in a globalized economy and the reemergence of nationalism,” INET

July-August 2017 Issue of Monthly Review: On Revolution & Counterrevolution

In this special issue, the variety of views to which the magazine is open should be evident. On a topic as ambitious as “Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1917-2017” it would be irrational to expect complete agreement or to assume that one perspective has all the answers—the historical issues are too complex and the human stakes are … More July-August 2017 Issue of Monthly Review: On Revolution & Counterrevolution