Category Archives: Heterodox Economics

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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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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Goodbye to the Best of Law & Economics: Warren Samuels 1933-2011

Martha T. McCluskey I just now learned of the death last month of Warren J. Samuels, who in in my book was the best law and economics scholar of the last half century or so, and certainly one of the … Continue reading

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Dishonorable Inequalities

by Frank Pasquale I want to thank Martha McCluskey and the rest of the Class Crits organizers for inviting me to guest blog here. I’ve done about 100 posts on law and inequality during my five years blogging at Concurring … Continue reading

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Moral Austerity

Below is another cross-posting from the SALT blog, where I’m doing a stint as guest contributor.   My wise Buffalo law colleague Stephanie Phillips, who does work on the social gospel tradition in Christianity, mentioned to me that this recent effort … Continue reading

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Law and Economic Austerity

This is another cross-posting from the SALT blog. Austerity Jurisprudence Written by Martha McCluskey Why was the message of austerity so appealing to economically insecure voters in this week’s election?    A more intellectual version of this passionate opposition to social … Continue reading

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