Last week, we brought you the most popular posts from 2017, 2018, and 2019. Today, we turn to the chart-toppers of 2020. Unsurprisingly, our readers were interested in thinking about the political economy of pandemics, the perils of remote work, and the racial politics of school reopening. Yet they also sought refuge in more familiar topics: tax havens, corporations, and mutant neoliberalism. Small comforts during hard times, we hope.
Vanessa Ogle locates a surprising connection between decolonization and the expansion of tax havens during the 1950s and 1960s.
Emily Prifogle interviews K-Sue Park about how she incorporates the history of conquest and slavery into her 1L property course.
7. Privatizing Sovereignty, Socializing Property: What Economics Doesn’t Teach You About the Corporation – David Ciepley
As part of our symposium on the Methods of Political Economy, David Ciepley considers the public-private nature of the corporation.
Karl Klare explores the interface between anti-capitalist politics and anti-formalist legal theory.
On the eve of a global pandemic, Amy Kapczynski warns that we need a state that can deliver essential care to all, or all of us will be more at risk.
Ivana Isailović argues that remote work risks intensifying the “economization” of our lives.
Nataliya Braginsky explains how the notion of an “achievement gap” allows white parents to clothe their priorities in the rhetoric of justice.
1. “Long Live Farmer-Laborer Unity”: Contextualizing the Massive Resistance Going on in India –
Veena Dubal, Navyug Gill
Veena Dubal interviews Navyug Gill about the farmers and laborers engaged in a massive protest in India.