Reynald Bourque and Marc-Antonin Hennebert (Montreal): The Transformation of International Trade Unionism in the Era of Globalization. Mounting consumer debt cripples Americans and prevents America's economic recovery — how did we dig ourselves into that hole? It began when debts became a marketable commodity. A review of Famous Figures and Diagrams in Economics. Jeff Madrick on the 10 worst economic ideas of 2011. Goodbye "shop til you drop" mentality: A renegade band of economists call for "degrowth" economy. A review of Pricing the Future: Finance, Physics, and the 300-Year Journey to the Black-Scholes Equation by George Szpiro. Elliot Spitzer on how small shareholders, pension funds, and mutual funds can stop corporate America’s worst behavior and ignite a political movement. Living by default: James Surowiecki on the difference between American Airlines’ debt and yours. From Cracked, a look at 5 jobs everyone in the world should have at some point; and a look at 6 things movies love to get wrong about the workplace.
Antke Engel (ICI-Berlin): Queer Temporalities and the Chronopolitics of Transtemporal Drag. From Tehelka, a special issue on ideas. The Caribbean tech tide rises: In the Caribbean, most of the hard work has already been put in place for a vibrant economic system. Is multiculturalism evil? Robert Spencer wonders. A review of Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide? by Anita Allen. A review of Introducing Capitalism and Introducing Marxism. #Riot: Bill Wasik on how self-organized, hyper-networked revolts are coming to a city near you. Writers of the Franzen Generation have decided that the purpose of fiction is to make us feel less alone — will that be enough to save the novel? Scott McLemee reviews Colin McGinn’s The Meaning of Disgust. Eating it up: Louise Foxcroft on diet fads of the ages. The religious beliefs of a minority should not deny individuals like Dudley Clendinen the right to end their lives in the manner of their own choosing. Shit Everyone Says: What does the latest YouTube meme say about the people making it? A look at 6 terrifying things nobody tells you about donating sperm.
A new issue of the International Journal of Zizek Studies is out. From the inaugural issue of Peninsula, Inna Viriasova (UWO): Politics and the Political: Correlation and the Question of the Unpolitical; and Stefan R. D. Morales (Acadia): The Soil Food Web: Notes towards Cultivating "New" Alliances between Earthlings. From Fronesis, what is the state of critique today? A conversation with Anders Johansson, Sharon Rider and Malin Ronnblom. A review of Kant, Kantianism, and Idealism: The Origins of Continental Philosophy. What hope remains?: Peter Gordon reviews An Awareness of What is Missing: Faith and Reason in a Post-Secular Age by Jurgen Habermas and The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere by Judith Butler, Jurgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Cornel West. A review of The Philosophy of Heidegger by Michael Watts. A review of Alain Badiou's Second Manifesto for Philosophy. An excerpt from Mute Speech: Literature, Critical Theory, and Politics by Jacques Ranciere. A review of Gadamer and Ricoeur: Critical Horizons for Contemporary Hermeneutics.