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Issue 171 November 03, 2014 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory
Last week, I got the saddening message that Frederic S. Lee, a strong voice of economic heterodoxy as well as the founding editor of this Newsletter, passed away on October 23. His death came much too early given Fred’s tremendous efforts and enthusiasm in promoting heterodox economics and economic pluralism. He will be deeply missed by the community of heterodox economists.
In reaction to Fred’s untimely passing a number of old friends, colleagues, students, and even those who have never met Fred have sent statements of mourning and retrospection (see here). You may have a look at Fred’s obituary (written by Tae-Hee Jo). Personally, I also found his autobiographical essay to be very inspiring.
In spite of his untimely passing, I should point out that Fred’s intellectual heritage will continue to flower. He left behind an impressive academic oeuvre as well as a whole generation of dedicated and well-trained heterodox economists, to whose education he contributed. Moreover, Tae-Hee Jo and Zdravka Todorovka are currently preparing a Festschrift dedicated to Fred’s various areas of academic interest (publication is planned for 2015).
One way to honor Fred’s efforts is to have a look at his publications. Since Fred was a vivid, versatile, highly prolific and very active author of scholarly publications anyone interested in heterodox economics may find some inspiration in his workings. There are some archival materials he wanted to share with us on his website. Additionally, you will also find two events related to Fred’s heritage – one at SOAS on 22 November as well as a special session on Fred’s work at the meeting of the Eastern Economic Association – in this issue of the Newsletter.
Finally and most importantly, Fred also set up a fund for heterodox scholarships, dedicated to financing PhD-studentships in the area of heterodox economics. If you want to honor Fred’s attitude and efforts posthumously you may donate to this fund here.
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Table of contents
- Call for Papers
- 15th World Congress of Social Economics on “Doing Social Economics” (St. Catharines, 2015)
- 1st Vienna Conference on Pluralism in Economics (Vienna, 2015)
- 24th International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Conference (Berlin, 2015)
- 28th Conference of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (Sydney, 2015)
- 2nd International WINIR Conference on “Institutions, Development and Globalization” (Rio de Janeiro, 2015)
- 50 Years of Feminism at Kent: Conference on “Austerity, Gender and Household Finance” (Canterbury, 2015)
- AFEE/ASE/URPE Call for Proposals – “In honor and memory of Frederic S. Lee” at 2015 Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting
- ESHET-JSHET Joint Conference on “War in the history of economic thought: the economists and the question of war” (Otaru, 2015)
- History of Economic Thought Under Communism (Vienna, 2015)
- History of Economics Society Annual Conference (Michigan, 2015)
- International Conference on “The Good Life beyond Growth” (Jena, 2015)
- Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Annual Meeting on “Evolving Workplace Relations: Connecting Research to Best Practices” (Pittsburgh, 2015)
- Monograph series: “Modern Heterodox Economics” invites for contributions
- Regulating for Decent Work 2015 Conference (Geneva, 2015)
- Review of Radical Political Economics: Special Issue on “The Past, Present & Future of Radical Economics: URPE at 50”
- Society for Socialist Studies (SSS): Call for Sessions Proposals at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Ottawa, 2015)
- Workshop on “Critical Perspectives on the Financialisation of Nature – Theory, Politics and Practice” (Brighton, 2015)
- tripleC: “Communication, Capitalism & Critique”: Special Issue on “The Materiality of the Immaterial: ICTs and the Digital Commons”
- Call for Participants
- 5th International Summer School on “Keynesian Macroeconomics and European Economic Policies”
- Cambridge Political Economy Seminar (Cambridge, 2014)
- Fundraising Event for Professor Frederic S. Lees Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund at SOAS
- International Conference on “The Transformation of Latin American Social Policy: Dynamics, Institutions and Outcomes” (Bath, 2014)
- New Economic Thinking for an Evolving Financial System (Amsterdam, 2014)
- The London Latin American Seminar Series on “Crisis and Ideologies of Domination” (London, 2014)
- WEA Conference on “Greece and Austerity” discussion board is now open for comments and discussion
- Job Postings
- Castleton State College, US
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges, US
- University of Denver, US
- JAPE Research Award for Young Scholars on Political Economy
- oikos Case Writing Competition 2015
- Review of Keynesian Economics, 2 (4)
- Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38 (6): Special Issue on “Contemporary capitalism and progressive political economics: Contributions to heterodox debates about economic method, analysis and policy”
- Economy and Society, 43 (3)
- Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 22 (3): Special Issue on “The European Union After the Crisis”
- Regions, Economy and Society, 7 (3)
- Review of Social Economy, 72 (4)
- Sociology, 48 (5): Special Issue on “Sociology and the Global Economics Crisis”
- Books and Book Series
- Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time
- Economic Development and Financial Instability: Selected Essays
- Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Era: Creating Co-operative Economics
- Distribution and Growth after Keynes: A Post-Keynesian Guide
- Elite Transition: From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa
- Evo’s Bolivia: Continuity and Change
- Free Market Economics, Second Edition An Introduction for the General Reader
- Free Trade and Transnational Labour
- Global Capitalism: Selected Essays
- Handbook Of Economic Organization: Integrating Economic and Organization Theory
- Paramilitarism and Neoliberalism: Violent Systems of Capital Accumulation in Colombia and Beyond
- Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World
- Social Structure Of Accumulation Theory
- The Politics of Carbon Markets
- Why We Can’t Afford the Rich
- Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants
- The Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University offers Fellowships for 14/15
- The National University of San Martin invites for Master Programm in Economic Development
- Global Development And Environment Institute
- Global Labour Column
- World Economics Association Newsletter, 4 (5)
- economic sociology – the european electronic newsletter
- Calls for Support
- The Heterodox Economics Exhibition Booth calls for support
- For Your Information
- Progress in Political Economy
- Rethinking Economics Position on CORE Curriculum
- That film about money
Franz J. Hinkelammert
Henry Mora Jiménez
La primera crítica de la economía política: “poner de pie lo que está de cabeza”.
Una reconstitución del pensamiento crítico incluye hoy, necesariamente, una reconstitución de la crítica de la economía política (y también una crítica del derecho, de la legalidad y de su relación con la legitimidad). Por eso, debemos hacer explícito el punto de vista y la tradición desde la cual hacemos “crítica de la economía política”.
Para acometer esta nueva crítica de la economía política, nos inscribimos en la tradición instaurada por la primera crítica de la economía política, esto es, la realizada por Marx a la economía política de su tiempo: Petty, Quesnay, Smith, Ricardo, Malthus, Mill; entre los autores más importantes de la llamada escuela clásica.
Esta crítica de Marx a la economía política de su tiempo es una crítica de evaluación, no una crítica que pretenda desechar y borrar todo lo criticado; es ruptura y es continuidad (la economía clásica es “ciencia burguesa”, al decir de Marx). Esto la diferencia de la crítica de Popper y de Hayek, especialmente hacia Marx (Marx como “error puro”).
Marx se refiere a la economía política clásica en un sentido similar a aquella famosa expresión que usara para referirse a la filosofía de Hegel: “está de cabeza, hay que ponerla de pie”. Veamos este punto con detalle.
Maurice Dobb was one of John Maynard Keynes’ favorite students. He was also a committed Marxist and a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain.
Illustration by “Kotryna Zukauskaite
No economist — maybe no human — has ever been better at scorn than John Maynard Keynes. He was a masterful debater when he wanted to be. But, like the proper scion of Britain’s elite that he was, Keynes preferred to laugh at his enemies. In 1925, sympathizers with the Soviet Union were treated to a world-class exhibition of this disdain. Keynes had just returned from his first trip to the USSR, and he was ready to wax polemical.
“How can I accept a doctrine,” he asked, “which sets up as its bible, above and beyond criticism, an obsolete economic textbook which I know to be not only scientifically erroneous but without interest or application to the modern world? How can I adopt a creed which, preferring the mud to the fish, exalts the boorish proletariat above the bourgeois and intelligentsia who, with whatever faults, are the quality of life and surely carry the seeds of all human advancement? Even if we need a religion, how can we find it in the turbid rubbish of the Red bookshops.” “It is hard,” he concluded, “for an educated, decent, intelligent son of Western Europe to find his ideals here, unless he has first suffered some strange and horrid process of conversion which has changed all his values.” (más…)