Joseph Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality

January 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Samuel Bowles on Economics, Socialism, and Cooperation

January 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

Samuel Bowles on Economics and Cooperation

Samuel Bowles, Gary Becker, and Milton Friedman on the Failure of Socialism

The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

January 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Reconsidering a Classic: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

January 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Reconsidering a Classic: Walter Rodney’s “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa”

The seminar on March 19, with commentators Pius Adesanmi and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, focused on Walter Rodney’s influential and much debated book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, originally published in 1972. Rodney was a Guyanese scholar educated first at the University of the West Indies and then at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His pioneering work focused both on the slave trade and on the European colonization of Africa. Rodney was also active politically in Guyana, where he was assassinated in 1980 at the age of thirty-eight.

Ha-Joon Chang on Free Markets and Free Trade

January 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Bryan Bruce interviews Cambridge University Reader in Economics and best selling author Dr Ha-Joon Chang.

Creative Community for Peace in Letter to Jose Feliciano: Healing with Music in Colonial Times, Building Bridges Over the Bodies of the Oppressed

August 22, 2013 § 2 Comments

Right: Jose Feliciano Left: Steve Schnur

Jose Feliciano is scheduled to perform in apartheid Israel on October 10, at Nokia Stadium. Already he’s being sent messages professing liberal language of equality and harmony for all, by that elite club for the endless cycle of war profiteering, whitewashing and violence, otherwise known as “Creative Community for Peace” (CCfP). Creative Community for Peace is a specialist in apartheid PR. They’re mere existence is about diverting attention from Israel’s systematic daily war crimes against the Palestinian population under its control, by abusing the word “Peace” and shooting the messenger- Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists (BDS), who connect the dots between Israel’s image of itself and the reality of its erasure of the Palestinian narrative and people.

Unfortunately, Jose Feliciano, for the time being, endorses the “Creative Community for Peace” statement that has been sent to him, and has posted it on the website. « Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a Learning Society

June 29, 2013 § 1 Comment

Creating a Learning Society with Professor Joseph Stiglitz and Professor Amartya Sen, at the LSE.

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Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman on the Economy

May 31, 2013 § 2 Comments

What do you get when you put two of the most well known and most widely cited economists in the world, both Nobel laureates, on stage together? A healthy dose of economic reality. Jojn Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman for a conversation on the economy.

Joseph Stiglitz: The Costs of Inequality

April 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

Joseph Stiglitz lecturing for TED on The Costs of Inequality.

Life and Debt

March 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

Life and Debt is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Stephanie Black. It examines the economic and social situation in Jamaica, and specifically the impact thereon of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank’s globalization policies. Its starting point is the essay A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid.*

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