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Mainstream economics and the crisis of imagination: Part I

Jamie Morgan

In times of crisis the predictions of mainstream economics persistently fail; alternative approaches to economics are required The theme of crisis continually recurs in the SPERI political economy blog. This is a reminder of two things. First, ‘crises’ seem to be everywhere.  The language of the extraordinary has become ordinary.  Second, social reality is a process.  The present is a … Continue reading

6 September 2016 by
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It’s not about tax evasion or avoidance, it’s about inequality

Focusing on politicians’ tax affairs misses the real point: the Panama Papers expose deep structural inequalities and their consequences The recent political stramash over the Mossack Fonseca revelations has involved endless media interviews, commentaries and expert pronouncements about whether David Cameron’s family had engaged in and benefited from sensible tax efficient investment strategies or from dubious tax evasion. This is … Continue reading

19 April 2016 by
Categories: Europe and the EU, Finance, Inequality, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment, Tax, USA | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

SPERI Paper No.3 is here!

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of SPERI Paper No.3 ‘Power, Politics & the City of London: Before & After the Great Crisis’ by Sukhdev Johal, Michael Moran and Karel Williams (University of Manchester). The paper examines the power of finance in the UK in the light of debates about the meaning of power. It distinguishes four faces of power.  Three are drawn … Continue reading

10 July 2013 by
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