Category Archives: corporate power

New AAUP guidelines on academic-business ties: more Field Notes on the Political Economy of Academia

Kudos to classcrits colleague Risa L. Lieberwitz, Cornell ILR and labor law scholar, for her work with AAUP on new draft guidelines governing academic conflicts of interest and integrity, quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Ambitious AAUP Effort to … Continue reading

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Distinguishing science from “market” power? Field notes on the political economy of academia

It’s become common wisdom in the U.S. that non-transparent big money largely drives elections, legislatures, regulatory agencies, and much of the judicial system, eroding the public trust and reinforcing perceptions that law and politics, as well as economics, operates largely … Continue reading

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Call for Papers and Participation in ClassCrits V: From Madison to Zuccotti Park: Confronting Class and Reclaiming the American Dream

This workshop, the fifth meeting of ClassCrits, takes on class and the American dream as its theme. The most quintessentially American trait may be our capacity to look past current misfortune and imagine a brighter future.  Americans love a “rags … Continue reading

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Photoessay: Occupy Oakland, 11/2/2011

A couple of snapshots of the “general strike” day. The mood in the crowd was peaceful and mellow and the smell of pot was everywhere (this is Oaksterdam, after all). In contrast to what the New York Times has reported … Continue reading

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ClassCrits involved in Fed. Reserve Reform Initiative

Kudos to Timothy Canova  (Chapman Univ. Law) and heterodox economist friends of ClassCrits who’ve been tapped for a committee to advise Sen. Bernie Sanders on crafting legislation to reform the Federal Reserve.  Canova will join Gerald Epstein of the U.Mass. … Continue reading

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Ain’t You Got a Right

…To the Tree of Life?  Rehearsing this refrain for a benefit concert last weekend, choir director (and educator and community organizer extraordinaire) Jane Sapp urged us to sing out against the budget cuts falling on so many life-sustaining programs across … Continue reading

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Lochner in China

By Frank Pasquale In the book Will the Boat Sink the Water? The Life of China’s Peasants, Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao conclude that “the edifice of China’s industry is built from the flesh and blood of toiling peasants, and … Continue reading

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