Date | May, 2016

Public Seminar: The Green Growth Path to Climate Stabilization

On Public Seminar this week, Robert Pollin weighs in on the dilemma of green growth. “The World Resources Council recently reported that between 2000 and 2014, 21 countries, including the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Spain and Sweden, all managed to “decouple” GDP growth from CO2 emissions — i.e. GDP in these countries expanded over this […]

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Teresa Ghilarducci’s retirement policies in Money Magazine

The post cites research by Teresa Ghilarducci at The New School’s Schwarz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, which shows that low-income households are more likely than high- or middle-income households to “raid their retirement savings” when experiencing an income shock. A possible solution? “Mandatory savings accounts with no early access.” Read the article here: How […]

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Public Seminar: A Radical New Approach to the Field of Economics

Public Seminar this week features an interview with economist Anwar Shaikh about his new book, Capitalism. Anwar Shaikh has been teaching economics at The New School for 42 years. One of the world’s leading heterodox economists, he argues that the neoclassical models taught at most universities are bad tools for analyzing capitalism. He hopes that […]

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Public Seminar: The Sublime Language of My Century

McKenzie Wark troubles the term “capitalism” on Public Seminar this week: One thing that the left and right now seem to agree on is that the society in which we live is called capitalism. And strangely enough, both now seem to agree that it is eternal. Even the left seems to think there is an […]

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Heilbroner Center Research Grants for Faculty

RESEARCH GRANTS FROM THE HEILBRONER CENTER FOR CAPITALISM STUDIES Deadline to apply: June 1, 2016   Thanks to a generous gift from Mr. Martin J. Whitman (M.A. 1958), The Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies is pleased to invite faculty in any discipline at the New School for Social Research to apply for a grant to […]

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Public Seminar: Jackson Does Not Belong Anywhere on the Twenty

On Public Seminar  this week, Daniel Walker Howe explains why Jackson’s image on the twenty dollar bill is inappropriate. I gladly welcomed the recent news that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the US twenty-dollar bill. At first I believed — like many Americans, I think — that Jackson would be […]

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