Sunday, December 4, 2022
Capital as a historic concept
In a recent thesis written by Mauricio de Rosa, the last chapter is dedicated to the discussion of what is capital in Marxi...
Friday, November 18, 2022
Die Karl Marx Frage
T he Karl Marx problem (or Die Karl Marx Frage, to make a nod towards Smith), as called by Philip W. Magness and Michael Makovi, has gener...
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Disciplining workers in a workers’ state
W hen I reviewed yesterday Fritz Bartel’s excellent new book “The Triumph of Breaking Promises ” where he describes how governments in bot...
Western money and Eastern promises
T he turning point in the economic fortunes of the First and Second Worlds happened in the years 1973-75 when oil prices increas...
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Let’s go back to mercantilism and trade blocs!
I went to Rana Faroohar’s book party in New York tonight. Faroohar has a new and important book, “Homecomings” that dissects globalizati...
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Is liberal democracy part of human development?
A fter two and a half years of enforced zooming, that is of giving or attending lectures online, I listened today, at UNDP ...
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