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The Relationship between Free Markets & Inequality – Recording Live Cast Now Available

The Relationship between Free Markets & Inequality – Recording Live Cast Now Available

The recording of our live cast on the relationship between free markets and inequality (19 October) with philosopher Elisabeth Anderson and economist François Bourguignon is is now available. The interview with Anderson and the interview with Bourguignon, part of the episode, are also available as separate videos.

The Effects of Contemporary Capitalism on Everyday Life – Recording Live Cast Now Available

The Effects of Contemporary Capitalism on Everyday Life – Recording Live Cast Now Available

The recording of our live cast on the effects of contemporary capitalism on everyday life (12 October) with sociologist Isabella Ferrera & economist Josh Ryan-Collins is now available. The interview with Ferreras and the interview with Ryan-Collins, part of the episode, are also available as separate videos.

Is There Sufficient Room for Local Communities in a Globalized Economy?

Is There Sufficient Room for Local Communities in a Globalized Economy?

In a recent dialogue economists Raghuram Rajan and Paul Collier both defended their view that local communities should be re-empowered again. Yet Collier called it ‘dumb’ to reverse globalization. But can we have our cake and eat it, Ilse Oosterlaken wonders. Would it not be necessary to make economies more local before local communities can thrive again?

Why Amartya Sen Remains the Century’s Great Critic of Capitalism

Why Amartya Sen Remains the Century’s Great Critic of Capitalism

“Critiques of capitalism come in two varieties. First, there is the moral or spiritual critique. […] Then there is the material critique of capitalism. […] But then there is Amartya Sen. […] In Sen’s work, the two critiques of capitalism cooperate. We move from moral concerns to material outcomes and back again with no sense of a threshold separating the two.”

Finding Virtue in the Finance Industry

Finding Virtue in the Finance Industry

“Finance can be a force for good in society but, over the past few decades, structural and behavioral changes have pushed the industry away from its mission of serving clients and supporting the economy in favor of enriching itself. At worst, financial services firms are mired in conflicts of interests, cloaked in opacity and complexity, and skewed by information asymmetry. Many of my students are keen to work in finance but concerned about being corrupted as soon as they walk into their first jobs. What can be done to restore confidence in the industry?”

Work Want Work: Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism

Work Want Work: Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism

“In Work Want Work: Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism, Mareile Pfannebecker and J.A. Smith address the problems in the prevailing discourse on work and outline how exactly we can put a post-work future into practice. As 2020 has witnessed the reshaping of work and workplaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this thought-provoking book offers a valuable starting point for envisaging a future post-work world, writes Anupama Kumar.”

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