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Teresa Ghilarducci on the Precarity of American Retirees

Heilbroner Center colleague, SCEPA researcher, and NSSR Economics Professor Teresa Ghilarducci has been cited in a variety of news outlets over the past few months. Among other forces, Ghilarducci highlighted the strength of the GOP, arguing “The Republicans are correct that the current tax treatment of 401(k)s and IRAs breaks disproportionately help the well off,” says […]

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Sociology Professor Rachel Sherman explains “why wealthy women are doomed to be miserable.”

New School for Social Research Sociology Professor and former Heilbroner Center Faculty Fellow Rachel Sherman recently wrote a piece for Quartz on why wealthy women are doomed to be miserable. Sherma’s article looks at women “in their late 30s or 40s, with children at home. Nearly all were married to men working in finance who brought home […]

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Nancy Fraser: “In the aftermath of the financial crisis, America’s care crisis is getting worse.”

Our colleague Nancy Fraser recently sat down with Slate’s Haley Swenson to discuss the deepening crisis of care in American life. For Fraser, this crisis comes down to “the time crunch: the fact that households have to contribute many more hours to paid work to make ends meet and don’t have secure, well-paying jobs to the degree […]

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NSSR and Parsons Faculty Awarded $225,000 Sawyer Seminar Grant From Andrew W. Mellon Foundations

Congratulations to our colleagues at NSSR and Parsons, who were recently awarded a $225,000 Sawyer Seminar Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation! Among other faculty members, Heilbroner Faculty Fellow Victoria Hattam will help design a seminar series on “Imaginative Mobilities” that will reframe the debate on the nature, purpose, and future of borders. “If we […]

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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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December 7th: Financialization Between Past and Future

Coming up on Thursday December 7th, 2017, the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies will host a panel discussion on the past, present, and future of finance capitalism and the tools of financial speculation. The event, Financialization Between Past and Future, will feature three speakers: Professor Julia Ott (The New School — Historical Studies), Professor Chiara Bottici (The New […]

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November 10th and 11th: The People’s Platform: Platform Co-Ops for Global Challenges

Pleas join us this November 10th and 11th for the 3rd Annual Platform Cooperativism conference!  Society’s sudden leap towards digital technologies and electronic platforms signals now, more than ever, the possibility for a truly democratic control over our economic and social worlds. In this spirit, the first Platform Cooperativism conference was held at the New […]

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