by Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan The Mismatch Thesis What do economists mean when they talk about ‘capital accumulation’? Surprisingly, the answer to this question is anything but clear, and it seems the most unclear in times of turmoil. Consider … Continue reading Capital accumulation: fiction and reality
by Jeff Shantz Sabotage! the word conjures images of damage and destruction. In his chapter “On the Nature and Uses of Sabotage,” anarchic sociologist Thorstein Veblen notes that the sinister meaning attributed to sabotage, which predominates American usage, appears and … Continue reading Taking notes 46: Reflections on sabotage: theirs and ours
by Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan 1. The Triangle of Conflict Analyses of modern Middle East conflicts vary greatly. They range from sweeping regional histories to narratives of individual disputes. They draw on various analytical frameworks and reflect different … Continue reading The weapondollar-petrodollar coalition: still about oil?
by Jonathan Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler Economic, financial and social commentators from all directions and of various persuasions are obsessed with the prospect of recovery. The world remains mired in a deep, prolonged crisis, and the key question seems to … Continue reading Can capitalists afford recovery? Three views on economic policy in times of crisis
by Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan In May 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the State of California to release 30,000 to 40,000 of its 140,000 inmates. California’s prisons have become so overcrowded that the Supreme Court declared the situation … Continue reading Crime, punishment and the limits to power