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Free trade and protection: not alternatives, but always complementary

Sir James Steuart was a Jacobite exile who brought the term ‘political economy’ from Continental Europe to Britain. Almost a decade before The Wealth of Nations he published Principles of Political Economy in 1767. For advocating a free Scottish home market with initial protection from foreign predators, including England (this was… Read more »

Six Poems

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A selection 1982-1999 Various places Refuge (Paresseux nerveux) A short history of knowledge Ishmael at the masthead (View from a balcony, Jamaica) One glad look Nuclear reaction i can smell the world burning Tweet This Post

Trying to make a meaningful connection: Keith Hart’s anthropology

Transcription of an interview with Federico Neiburg and Fernando Rabossi held at the National Museum (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), on May  23rd, 2011. It will be published in Portuguese at Revista de Sociologia & Antropologia in 2019. Federico Neiburg (FN): You have your PhD in anthropology from Cambridge,… Read more »

Polanyi: prophete de la fin de l’economie liberale (2008)

http://interventionseconomiques.revues.org/304 Résumés Français English Interest in the work of Karl Polanyi has increased with the coming of neoliberal globalization and it may still increase given the catastrophies that followed. In his book The Great Transformation (1944), Karl Polanyi explained the difficulties encountered by capitalism between the two wars. They resulted… Read more »

Human Economy postdoctoral fellowships and doctoral scholarships

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA THE HUMAN ECONOMY RESEARCH PROGRAMME POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The University of Pretoria’s Human Economy Research Programme has funding for six postdoctoral fellows to undertake research on topics relevant to the following themes · Money in the Making of World Society · Building a Human… Read more »