Of capitalism

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”.