Date | November, 2017

Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique: A book excerpt from Banu Bargu and Chiara Bottici

New School Professors Banu Bargu (Politics) and Chiara Bottici (Philosophy) recently teamed up to co-edit a collection of essays inspired by the work of the legendary Nancy Fraser. Below, please find an excerpt from the book. To read the whole passage, please visit Public Seminar. To purchase the book, please visit Springer Press.  “Since the […]

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Reductio ad Absurdum: Zero-Hours Contracts, Bogus ‘Self-Employment’, and Welfare ‘Conditionality’ in the UK

As Christian Garland recently wrote, “Neoliberalism remains the dominant economic orthodoxy in the US and UK, as well as in many other places following the Great Recession, but it is, in large part, reaching its own critical limits, with political resistance being just part of these. The nature of this four-decades-long project is heavy with […]

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Eli Cook: Thaler’s Nobel Does Not Challenge Mainstream Economics

Friend of the Center Eli Cook has recently published a new piece on Public Seminar, entitled: “Thaler’s Nobel Does Not Challenge Mainstream Economic: Prizing nudges over shoves misjudges what we need right now.” Cook, who recently delivered a talk at the Heilbroner Center on speculation and finance, argued that the recent win of economist to […]

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Co-Director Julia Ott Published in Washington Post; “It’s not Wall Street that needs to be unleashed – it’s government.”

Professor Julia Ott, co-director of the Heilbroner Center, was recently published in the Washington Post, arguing that “private-sector finance — Wall Street — has historically played a relatively minor role in funding innovation compared with the public sector and with internal reinvestment by large corporations….Democrats need to ignore [such] tiresome canards and rededicate themselves to […]

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