Category Archives: Financial Crisis

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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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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Market Success Means Market Failure

Martha McCluskey A revealing fact about class in the contemporary picture and example of the striking contradictions of dominant economic theory and policy comes from an excellent piece in today’s Truthout.  In a piece titled Arrogance and Authority, Financial policy … Continue reading

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Make Wall Street Pay? Yes We Can petition!

In the spirit of taking back the power that has so movingly arisen in Egypt and Madison, Julie Matthaei and the US Economic Solidarity Network invite you to sign and circulate the petition below. YES WE CAN MAKE WALL STREET … Continue reading

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Harvey’s quick story of capitalism’s crisis

Those interested in class, crisis and the law might find useful this short video summary of the crisis from a Marxian perspective that’s been making the rounds:   David Harvey, Crisis of Capitalism, (April 26, 2010).    Harvey identifies a … Continue reading

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