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APPEAL’s “What Is Capitalism?” Reading Group

Jun 25, 2021

APPEAL reading groupWhat is Capitalism? Session 12

Friday June 25, 2021, 2:00pm, Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4) via Zoom

If you have not yet registered please Register HERE

Zoom link and readings will be emailed after you register.

Please join APPEAL for the next session of their reading group on the law and political economy of capitalism.  All are welcome, and participants need not attend each session, though they do ask participants to read the materials in advance.  All participants are encouraged to join APPEAL by signing up as a member,

The next What is Capitalism session, Friday June 25, 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-4), will focus on labor and property rights. The discussion will be led by Professor Kim Christensen, Sarah Lawrence Economics Department, and Martha McCluskey, Professor Emerita, University at Buffalo Law School

The short readings will address the pending U.S. Supreme Court case, Cedar Point Nursery vs. Hassid, where an agricultural business argues that the Constitution gives employers a right to exclude labor organizers from their property, overriding a state law giving unions access to farmworkers in the fields. The case is connected to a broader property rights movement interested in expanding businesses’ power to resist regulatory oversight. 

APPEAL will send an electronic copy of the following short readings to those who register:

Linda Greenhouse, Testing Time at the Supreme Court, N.Y. Times, March 25, 2021

Amici Curiae Brief of Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, et al., in support of Respondents [California labor relations board], Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, U.S. Supreme Court (on appeal from 9th Circ. Court of Appeals), Feb. 25, 2021.  

You can register here, or email

For more information, please email with Capitalism Reading Group in the subject line.