global inEQUALITY now(ish) with Thomas Piketty, Lisa Adkins etal, Brett Christophers, Edward Fullbrook etal, Tade Oludayo, Anthony B. Atkinson
Tag: Martijn Konings
The Currency of Politics: The Political Theory of Money from Aristotle to Keynes – by Stefan Eich
Stefan Eich examines six crucial episodes of monetary crisis, recovering the neglected political theories of money in the thought of such figures as Aristotle, John Locke, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes. He shows how these layers of crisis have come to define the way we look at money, and argues that informed public debate about money requires a better appreciation of the diverse political struggles over its meaning.
Inequality – The Long View
This post points to several recent books on historic global inequality. “A Genetic History” by Carles Lalueza-Fox , “The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality” by Oded Galor and “The Asset Economy and the End of Social Mobility” by Lisa Adkins, Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings. But first a nod to the Dawn of Everything – A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow...