Stephen Campbell (NTU): Towards a Dialectical Anthropology of Capitalism. Stefan Klein (Brasilia) and Ricardo Pagliuso Regatieri (UFBA): Unfettered Capitalism: On Rackets, Cronies and Mafiosi. Sean Illing interviews Nancy Leong on how capitalism reduced diversity to a brand. Offshore finance: Reijer Hendrikse and Rodrigo Fernandez on how capital rules the world. Jodie Matthews reviews 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto by Brian Massumi. How late-stage capitalism gives way to early-stage fully automated luxury communism: Cory Doctorow reviews The People’s Republic of Walmart: How the World’s Biggest Corporations are Laying the Foundation for Socialism by Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski.

James McClure and David Chandler Thomas (Ball State): Capitalism is Alive and Well: How Venture Entrepreneurs Saved Schumpeter’s Entrepreneur. “Move left on the economy and talk the language of belonging”: Paul Collier, author of The Future of Capitalism, on how to heal deep rifts in society. Maybe what we need is more politics: Recent books by economists who hope to “save capitalism” dismiss popular ideas as “just politics” — but why assume the popular is the enemy of the good? Democratic capitalism’s future: Until the late 1970s, a rough balance of power existed between democracy and capitalism — can today’s capitalists be more like yesterday’s?

Mario Coccia (CNR): World-System Theory: A Sociopolitical Approach to Explain World Economic Development in a Capitalistic Economy. James A. Chamberlain reviews Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory by Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi. From Current Affairs, an insider perspective on McKinsey & Company: Capital’s willing executioners (and more). Rebecca Stoner reviews Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism by John Patrick Leary. An interview with Wolfgang Streeck: “The artifice for capitalism’s survival will not work forever”.


Alexandra Wood (Harvard): Is Privacy Privacy? Tom Daly (Melbourne): Populism, Public Law, and Democratic Decay in Brazil: Understanding the Rise of Jair Bolsonaro. The case for public tax returns: In Norway, you can look up your neighbor’s income on the Internet. Lisa DePaulo on John F. Kennedy Jr. and George Magazine: A story of politics, love and loss, 20 years later. Has the “Free Tibet” movement fizzled due to China’s rise? A mysterious infection, spanning the globe in a climate of secrecy. Vanessa A. Bee interviews Jamelle Bouie on what you should watch for in 2020. Howard Schultz only has one idea about politics, and it’s bad. How Saudi Arabia uses women’s rights reforms against women’s rights and reform.

Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati (Duke): Transferable Sovereignty. Katie R. Eyer (Rutgers): The New Jim Crow is the Old Jim Crow. Trump wants to be “tougher” on immigration — here’s what that could mean. America isn’t full: America is growing more slowly than at any time since the Great Depression (and more). Is one of Africa’s oldest conflicts finally nearing its end? How women took over the military-industrial complex: For the first time, the nation’s defense hierarchy is no longer dominated by men. The Democratic electorate on Twitter is not the actual Democratic electorate. Can Congress force Trump to hand over his tax returns? Sean Illing asked 11 legal experts. Virginia Heffernan on the beautiful benefits of contemplating doom.

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