From Verso: Kristin Ross’s new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found its most powerful expression in the reclamation of public space. Today’s concerns—internationalism, education, the future of labor, the status of art, and ecological theory and practice—frame … More New Book by Kristin Ross: Communal Luxury – The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune
From Verso: When John Maynard Keynes published The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money in the middle of the Great Depression, he predicted it would “revolutionize” economics. He was right. The book was celebrated as the destruction of “free-market” reason, cursed as a justification for government meddling, and denounced as an elite attempt to … More New Book by Geoff Mann: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money – A Reader’s Companion
From Verso: In the ruins of the 2007–2008 financial crisis, self-proclaimed progressives the world over clamoured to resurrect the economic theory of John Maynard Keynes. The crisis seemed to expose the disaster of small-state, free-market liberalization and deregulation. Keynesian political economy, in contrast, could put the state back at the heart of the economy and … More New Book by Geoff Mann: In the Long Run We Are All Dead – Keynesianism, Political Economy, and Revolution
by Nancy Folbre & Kristin Smith From the abstract: The uneven bargaining power of both firms and workers may be contributing to increased earnings inequality in the U.S. Econometric analysis of earnings from the 2015 Current Population Survey shows that the earnings of managers and professionals employed in care industries (health, education, and social services), … More Nancy Folbre & Kristin Smith on The Wages of Care: Bargaining Power, Earnings & Inequality
Graduate Student Conference | October 19-20, 2017 | Harvard University The organizing committee for the Harvard Graduate Conference on the History of Capitalism invites graduate students to submit proposals addressing this year’s theme: capitalism in the countryside. In a world that continues to be mostly ocean, countryside, forest, and desert and with nearly half the … More Call for Graduate Student Papers: Capitalism in the Countryside
By Servaas Storm, a Dutch economist and author who works on macroeconomics, technological progress, income distribution & economic growth, finance, development and structural change, and climate change. Originally published at the Institute for New Economic Thinking website The Dutch go the polls on March 15, a few weeks ahead of the French vote to choose … More Euroland: Will the Netherlands Be the Next Domino To Fall?