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Reading List: Mainstream Papers on the Size of the Financial Sector

These days, there’s no shortage of people criticizing the financial sector for being too large and too powerful, but economically and politically. I think most of these criticisms are accurate, but there’s no denying that it’s an area that tends to raise a lot of hackles, and that there are plenty of writers with an ideological axe to grind. 131 more words


Financial globalization and inequality

One of the mantras of mainstream economics is that financial globalization—capital account liberalization, in the parlance—benefits everyone. Therefore, countries should adopt policies that facilitate the free movement of capital across national boundaries. 444 more words

Autumn 2016: Seville, Berlin, London, Amsterdam and the University of the Phoenix

This autumn I’m in Europe for a few conferences, and also working on one book about art and money and one book about… a secret topic. 226 more words


Essential Article: Profits Without Prosperity

William Lazonick: Profits Without Prosperity:

Five years after the official end of the Great Recession, corporate profits are high, and the stock market is booming. Yet most Americans are not sharing in the recovery.

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Understanding the financialization of the city

The role of finance and financial actors in shaping the city is increasingly key to understanding some contemporary urban problems. Why are rents rising? Why is office space being built when we’re in the middle of a homelessness crisis and desperately need to increase the supply of affordable housing? 1,234 more words


Challenges of balancing scholarly engagement and critique: A reflection on social studies of finance

By Suhaib Riaz. *

“Socializing finance” has become shorthand to describe the research that several scholars (including me) are engaged in related to social studies of finance. 966 more words

Social Change

New Frontiers #2: Energy Infrastructure

This is the second in a short series of posts about new sites of contestation that are emerging outside of the city – the usual focus for Dublin-based activists and social movements. 2,782 more words