— Calvin Jones at Transition Culture. An interview with Prof. Calvin Jones: “Economics is a child of the oil age”
Henry Farrell at Crooked Timber. Colin Crouch – The Strange Non-Death of Neo-Liberalism
— Ivan Krastev quoted in an article by Ethan Zuckerman at My Heart’s in Accra. Big stories and little details: what Charles Mann misses
— Dani Rodrik at his blog. What is wrong (and right) in economics?
Bill Black at Alternet. Why Economic Criminals View Bangladesh as a Model for Workers Everywhere
We are not powerless. Not accepting responsibility and being powerless are two sides of the same coin: once we accept responsibility, we become powerful."
Charles Hugh Smith from his book as an addendum to a post at his blog. The Real Cyprus Template (the one you’re not supposed to notice)
His book, Why Things Are Falling Apart and What We Can Do About It
This is from a great new paper by Dirk Helbing and Alan Kirman, which asks and attempts to answer many questions that are of importance to development, and answer them by drawing on ideas from complexity theory. Well worth a read.
Mostly I do not enjoy reading papers in economics. This paper uses exceptionally clear language to rethink some of the basic assumptions of macroeconomics and financial theory. It really is worth clicking through to read,
— David Graeber in The Guardian. There’s no need for all this economic sadomasochism
If Reinhart and Rogoff’s ‘error’ has discredited the prevailing policy dogma, now is the time for an alternative that works
Finally a link to this puzzling case of errors in an academic economics paper to post. I notice that I tagged some links about it with “academia.” Probably not the main significance, but I’ve been rather fixated on Reinhart and Rogoff’s unembarrassed and uncharitable reaction to their mistakes. Graeber makes sense of it by pointing out it was never about economics in the first place.
BBC with a good background report about the errors and the discovery.
A link to the paper crtiquing Reinhart and Rogoff’s paper.
Dean Baker, Reinhart and Rogoff Are Not Being Straight
Book at Google Books
— Mamading Ceesay at London Creative Labs. INSIGHTS INTO ECONOMIC INEQUALITY AND JOB CREATION FROM SAMUEL BOWLES
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