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A Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism and its Crisis: Demystifying Finance 2013

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title A Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism and its Crisis: Demystifying Finance 2013
author(s) Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos, John Milios, Spyros Lapatsioras
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The recent financial meltdown and the resulting global recession have rekindled debates regarding the nature of contemporary capitalism.

This book analyses the ongoing financialization of the economy as a development within capitalism, and explores the ways in which it has changed the organization of capitalist power. The authors offer an interpretation of the role of the financial sphere which displays a striking contrast to the majority of contemporary heterodox approaches. Their interpretation stresses the crucial role of financial derivatives in the contemporary organization of capitalist power relations, arguing that the process of financialization is in fact entirely unthinkable in the absence of derivatives.

The book also uses Marx’s concepts and some of the arguments developed in the framework of the historic Marxist controversies on economic crises in order to gain an insight into the modern neoliberal form of capitalism and the recent financial crisis. Employing a series of international case studies, this book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in the financial crisis, and all those seeking to comprehend the workings of capitalism.

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Correspondencia desde el frente en el 20° día de operación militar sobre Gaza

Japanese political economy

Allegory of the New fighting the Old in early Meiji Japan, circa 1870.

Allegory of the New fighting the Old in early Meiji Japan, circa 1870.

 

Ikeo, Aiko. “Japanese political econom”, Enciclopedia of Political Economy. Phil O´Hara ed. Routledge. Gran Bretaña. 1998, pp. 587-590

Introduction

Occidental things and ideas, including POLITICAL  ECONOMY, were quickly introduced after Japan ended its isolationist policy (1639–1854). The new government took strong leadership in the modernization of Japan after the Meiji Restoration of 1868. Japanese scholars were absorbed in translating and learning Western economic thought, although there were some who resisted Westernization and sought instead “Japaneseness” (Sugiyama 1994).

Thanks to the drastic reform in higher education in 1919–20, increasing numbers of economists tackled a wide range of economic problems and thought. The latter included MERCANTILISM, classical economics, German historical economics, Marxism and NEOCLASSICAL ECONOMICS. Moreover, the successful 1917 Socialist Revolution in Russia had some influence on the historicalstudy  of Japanese CAPITALISM in the following two decades. In 1926, Kyoto (Imperial) University started Kyoto University Economic Review (KUER), the first economics journal written in Western languages in Japan. This journal aimed at establishing the Japanese School of Economics, attempting to create a new school of economics which was to be differentiated from the Western version.

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Joint production

Valle Baeza, Alejandro. “Joint production“, Enciclopedia of Political Economy. Phil O´Hara ed. Routledge. Gran Bretaña. 1998. pp. 590-592.

Alejandro Valle Baeza

Introduction
Joint production is the simultaneous manufacture of two or more goods in the same production process. Joint production may be  intrinsic, as in the case of sheep farming where meat and wool are produced; or aggregate as in the case of multi-product firms such as banks.
For a long time, joint production was relegated to the backwaters of economic analysis as being too recherché. This situation changed
with the publication of Sraffa’s Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities in 1960. Taking up an idea of von Neumann, SRAFFA analyzed the consumption of fixed capital as a case of joint production.

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22 de julio. Operaciones en la bolsa sur. El ejercito popular limpia la zona

Sociología crítica

La infanteria republicana limpia la zona de la bolsa sur.

El dia 22 de julio, el mando militar de Novorossia ha ordenado una ofensiva general.

Uno de los focos de accion es la frontera sur, entre Marinovka y Krasnodon, una zona rural con pequeñas aldeas junto a la frontera rusa, es la retaguardia republicana. Tras la derrota y embolsamiento de numerosas tropas regulares ucranianas (79 y 62 regs. paracaidistas) junto a voluntarios fascistas, se formo una bolsa que estaba pendiente de sofocar. Desde el dia 16 de julio en que unidades de los batallones «Motorolla» y «Bostock» acudieron a reforzar el borde exterior de la bolsa y cortar completamente los corredores que pudieran permanecer abiertos, la situación en la zona cambio notablemente.

Hay presion continua del enemigo mediante artillería y cohetes hacia Saur-Mogily, el gran túmulo escita que domina la estepa —cota 277—y toda la zona hasta la frontera, pero sin…

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Para comprender Ucrania / Rolandas Paulauskas

Sociología crítica

Fuente: International Observatory of Ukrainian Conflict

Para comprender Ucrania…

Una entrevista con el periodista lituano Rolandas Paulauskas en la que expone la complejidad social y cultural del país eslavo y buena parte de su historia más reciente. El video está en lituano como subtítulos en inglés.

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Los justos de Israel y el sufrimiento palestino en Gaza / Pedro A. García Bilbao

Sociología crítica

562126_402840129740545_752622814_n[en recuerdo de mi abuelos, Carmelo y Donnina, que pese a ser ellos mismos deportados y perseguidos por el fascismo español arriesgaron sus vidas en 40-44 por ayudar a escapar a barcos aliados a refugiados de la Europa ocupada, convirtiendo su hogar en la última escala de una larga cadena de solidaridad antifascista]

[Sociología Crítica] Un hombre justo salva a la humanidad. Uno sólo nos muestra que el crimen, el mal, el odio, pueden ser derrotados. Una sola persona decente de verdad es la negación del odio. Si al justo le acompaña la justicia y la solidaridad activa de los que comparten sus valores las cosas podrán cambiar algún día y no estaremos obligados a repetir el ciclo de muerte, odio e ignorancia fanática que parece atenazar a la humanidad. ¿Hay un justo al menos en Israel?

Estos días vemos escenas en Gaza que repugnan a cualquier ser humano decente…

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