LPE on COVID-19 (vol. 5)

LPE on COVID-19 (vol. 5)

  Dear Readers,  Today we’re bringing you a special Saturday edition of our ongoing covid-19 series. Take care, LPE Blog   Your first stop after reading this post should be here, to listen to Amy Kapczynski and Gregg Gonsalves on The Dig podcast. They talk about how to survive this plague – the politics of public…

Public Participation as a Privilege for the Immune? LPE on COVID-19 (vol. 5)

Public Participation as a Privilege for the Immune? LPE on COVID-19 (vol. 5)

This post is part of our ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 Crisis from an LPE Perspective. Sam Hull– As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, debate has begun over when and how to restart society. Some proposals, such as those that call for seniors to sacrifice themselves for the good of “the economy,” expose the inherent inhumanity…

LPE on COVID-19 (vol. 4)

LPE on COVID-19 (vol. 4)

  Dear Readers,    As part of our ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 crisis from an LPE perspective, we bring you a round-up of recent work from our LPE community. We’re aiming to make these a (semi) regular feature of the blog throughout the crisis. Above all, we hope you are as well as can…

Slumlord Capitalism v. Global Pandemic : LPE on Covid (vol 3)

Slumlord Capitalism v. Global Pandemic : LPE on Covid (vol 3)

As part of our ongoing effort to bring you the best LPE work on COVID-19, today we bring you this piece from John Whitlow, followed by a roundup of LPE COVID writing published elsewhere.  The poet Langston Hughes once wrote, “I wish the rent was heaven sent.” With a record 10 million Americans filing for…

LPE on COVID (vol 2)

LPE on COVID (vol 2)

Today we’re reposting a letter from Professor Noah Zatz to his City Counsel regarding evictions during the pandemic: Dear City Council — Thank you for all the hard work going into responding to the COVID-19 crisis locally, both by you and City staff. I hope you each are safe and secure. I wanted to write…

LPE on COVID 19

LPE on COVID 19

Dear Readers, We’re living in strange times. As we try to make sense of the moment, LPE Blog wants to offer some COVID 19 coverage from our regular contributors. We’re starting today with some work that Amy Kapczynski has done with various colleagues. To our LPE community, please send us links to your own educational…

Friday Roundup…

Friday Roundup…

…on Thursday! Because time is just a social construct, man. Plenty of action on the blog since we last rounded up. We hosted symposia on money bail reform, on interdisciplinary methods in political economy, on Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne Alstott’s book on public options, and on Daniel Markovits’s book on meritocracy and inequality. Amy Kapczynski…

Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup

We’re sure at least a couple links in this long list of LPE-related content will garner a click: A book review of Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, where Gabriel Winant discusses the power and limits of the anti-monopolist tradition The Center Blows Itself Up: Care and Spite in the ‘Brexit Election’…

Monday Roundup

Monday Roundup

We’ve been so chock full of posts that we haven’t had the time to round them up! Since our last round up, we’ve hosted two symposia: The LPE in Europe Symposium, with Ioannis Kampouraksis’s introductory meditation on what might travel the trans-Atlantic wire, Federico Fornasari’s consideration of the relationship between environmentalism and European corporate law,…

Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup

The latest in LPE World: An interview with Bolivian anthropologist Raul Rodriguez Arancibia on the role of right-wing Christian leadership in the coup against Evo Morales (Related: NACLA Statement on the Coup in Bolivia: In Solidarity with Bolivians Resisting Military Intervention and Right-Wing Violence); Let Them Eat Tech: the Democratic Party’s love affair with tech…

Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup

Greetings, friends! Recent media that might be of interest: For a look at market fundamentalism through the story of The Economist magazine, check out this article from the New Yorker. A book review of Bhaskar Sunkara’s The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality See the October 31 episode of Doug Henwood’s podcast,…