1. Expertise & Politics #1

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    "Toward a Political Economy of Macroeconomic Thinking" by Gilles Saint Paul (Toulouse School of Economics).

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    • Scarcity debate: Are poor people stupid? | Zijn arme mensen dom?

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      Live stream recording - Wednesday 11 december 2013 - IN ENGLISH http://www.debalie.nl/agenda/programma/zijn-arme-mensen-dom%3f/e_9420219/p_11141923/ Maven Publishing in collaboration with De Balie Armoede in Nederland zit in de lift: zo’n 1,1 miljoen mensen leven op of onder het minimum. Volgens De Telegraaf verwacht 44% daarvan de rest van hun leven arm te blijven. De overheid legt steeds meer verantwoordelijkheden bij de gemeenten neer, én bij de burger zelf. Maar zijn arme mensen wel slim genoeg om zichzelf te helpen? Publieke opinie en overheidsbeleid gaan uit van het idee dat armoede ontstaat door gebrek aan scholing. Recent gepubliceerd onderzoek van Eldar Shafir en Sendhil Mullainathan laat echter zien dat het in werkelijkheid precies omgekeerd is: armoede zorgt ervoor dat men minder goed kan leren. Scholing of voorlichting heeft dan ook geen zin, terwijl bijvoorbeeld ontzorgen (denk aan gratis kinderopvang) wel een goede manier is om armoede te bestrijden. Maar is dat wel de taak van overheid, en is het niet betuttelen? Schaarste Naar aanleiding van het verschijnen van zijn boek Schaarste dat in de VS al veel stof deed opwaaien, deelt Eldar Shafir (Psycholoog Princeton University) zijn baanbrekende nieuwe inzichten in de oorzaken van armoede in De Balie. Hij pleit voor een nieuwe manier van armoedebestrijding. Een vooraanstaand panel met onder anderen Freek Ossel (Wethouder Amsterdam met portefeuille armoede) en Rutger Bregman (historicus en journalist voor o.a. De Correspondent) zal hierop reageren en met het publiek in discussie gaan over of, en hoe we armoedebestrijding in Nederland moeten aanpakken. Moderatie door: Kirsten van den Hul.

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      • Jeff Kemp's Lesson #4 Economic Fundamentals

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        Lesson #4: This Lesson is a mini economics class packed into less than two hours. Jeff discusses how Inflation, Wage Increases, Job Growth, Productivity, Interest Rates, Valuation, Consumer Confidence and GDP Growth effect the economic cycles. The Lesson contains valuable insights into how the Federal Reserve Bank operates as it battles to control Inflation and encourage employment through the Federal Funds Rate.

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        • Terry Barker - Neoclassical Economics as a Pseudo-science

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          Terry Barker talking at Glasgow University, 23 April 2013. Neoclassical economics with its limiting features (e.g. equilibrium, optimal social welfare and marginal utility) has failed to predict or explain the world financial crisis. It is now thoroughly discredited as a guide to policy making but continues, zombie-like, to exist as an academic discipline. Over the last 50 years, it has been shown to be (1) internally inconsistent (e.g. aggregation is impossible), (2) morally repugnant (it is not value-free to assume that people are identical), (3) unrealistic in its assumption of rationality (behavioural economics has proved that people are not rational) and (4) incapable of falsification (e.g. the collapse of the banks in 2008 is treated as a shock, external to the economy in equilibrium). This lecture adds to the list by showing, via the work of 3 neoclassical economists (Cournot, Samuelson and Tol), that it is a cult or religion, which looks scientific, but is in fact pseudo-science, using mathematics and statistics to obscure worthless economics.

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          • In a Land Of Plenty full documentary

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            For more than a generation New Zealand had genuine full employment. But with the election of the Labour Party in 1984, unemployment became a tool of neoliberal economic policy soon rising to 6% and then 11%. The policies and institutions that had sustained full employment were abandoned and reconstructed to maximise the effectiveness of the new policy. Political battles were fought inside and outside of parliament as the social and economic life of the nation changed and a impoverished underclass deliberately created. This is the story of that transformation.

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            • Someone Else's Country full documentary

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              The neoliberal revolution in New Zealand. In the early 1980s a group of free market economists came to dominate policy at the New Zealand Treasury. With the election of the Labour Party in 1984 and the appointment of Roger Douglas as finance minister, the new right elite took power and began relentlessly and ruthlessly turning New Zealand into their vision of the model free market state. "A coherent and comprehensive account of the years which will define this country for a century to come." New Zealand Herald.

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              • Finance Capital and Occupy: Marxist Perspectives

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                OWS has put the focus on finance capital as a driver of inequality, and on the need for political action to address it. But what is the function of finance capital in the modern world, and how should our politics address it? This panel will bring together various Marxist and anarchist perspectives on finance capital. Radhika Desai is Professor at the Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. She is the author of Slouching Towards Ayodhya: From Congress to Hindutva in Indian Politics (2nd rev ed, 2004) and Intellectuals and Socialism: 'Social Democrats' and the Labour Party (1994), She edited Developmental and Cultural Nationalisms in 2009. She is co-editing Volume 27 of Research in Political Economy with Paul Zarembka. Alan Freeman is co-editor of the ‘Future of World Capitalism’ book series and is a former economist at the Greater London Authority. He wrote ‘The Benn Heresy’ and co-edited two books on value theory and, with Boris Kagarlitsky, ‘The Political Economy of Empire and the Crisis of Globalisation.’ With Andrew Kliman he co-edits the new critical pluralist journal Critique of Political Economy.’ Andrew Kliman, a professor of economics at Pace University, is the author of The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession and Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital”: A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency. He and Alan Freeman edit Critique of Political Economy, a new scholarly online journal. Many of his writings are available at akliman.squarespace.com and With Sober Senses, marxist-humanist-initiative.org/our-publication, Marxist-Humanist Initiative’s publication. Costas Panayotakis is Associate Professor of Sociology at CUNY's New York City College of Technology and author of Remaking scarcity: from capitalist inefficiency to economic democracy. An audio version can be found at: http://www.archive.org/details/FinanceCapitalAndOccupyMarxistPerspectives

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                • Sydney White gives lecture on Banksters and Assassinations at Sir Stanford Fleming Building, University of Toronto, 2/11/09.

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                  Sydney White gives lecture on Banksters and Assassinations at Sir Stanford Fleming Building, University of Toronto, 2 November, 2009.

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                  • Money and the Turning of the Age

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                    A talk about the larger significance of the financial crisis in the evolution of civilization and consciousness.

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                    • Class 06 Reading Marx's Capital

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                      Class 6 Chapters 10-11. An open course consisting of a close reading of the text of Marx's Capital Volume I in 13 video lectures by Professor David Harvey.

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