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Britain’s dysfunctional economy

In a recent report, the IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice laid out a far-reaching critical evaluation of the UK’s model of capitalism. Here, one of the contributors to that work, Mathew Lawrence, presents some of the dominant economic obstacles that stand in the way of greater prosperity and justice in Britain today.   British capitalism […]

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Journal Special Issue: Elites and Power After Financialization

PERC is pleased to announce the publication this month of a special issue in the journal Theory, Culture and Society, entitled Elites and Power After Financialization. The issue came out of a conference jointly organised by PERC, Goldsmiths Media Department and CRESC. The issue was edited by Aeron Davis (PERC) and Karel Williams (CRESC). Abstracts and […]

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Screening of ‘Dispossession’ – 13th November

Dispossession The Great Social Housing Swindle 6.30pm, 13th November Media Research Building 05, Goldsmiths In 2017 housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. But despite the media spotlight, few stories examined the catastrophic long-term failures that resulted in a chronic shortage of social housing in […]

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‘A New Vision for the British Economy’ – 11th October

A New Vision for the British Economy A presentation of the findings of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice with Michael Jacobs 11th October, 6.30-8pm Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths The IPPR Commission on Economic Justice will rethink economic policy for post-Brexit Britain. At this event the Director of the Commission lays out its findings […]

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Anthropocene Reading Group 2017/18

Coordinated by Will Davies, Richard Douglas and Nick Taylor, the Anthropocene Reading Group is meeting regularly to discuss some of the latest literature in the field. The reading relates to the work within CUSP that they are currently engaged in, but is relevant to those interested in political economy generally, environmental politics and philosophy, and more. It […]

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‘The ‘logic’ of Fake News’ – Philip Mirowski, 27th October

The ‘Logic’ of Fake News Philip Mirowski 6-7.30pm, 27th October 2017 PSH LG01, Goldsmiths It is amazing the extent to which the very phenomenon of ‘fake news’ has been garbled and rubbished, to the extent it means nothing in particular. One might almost regard this as another case of agnotology. In this lecture, Philip Mirowski […]

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‘World Accumulation & Planetary Life’ – Jason W. Moore, 10th October

World Accumulation and Planetary Life or Why Capitalism Will Not Survive until the ‘last tree is cut’ Jason W. Moore 6-7.30pm, 10th October Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths Why does it seem easier to imagine the end of the world than to see the end of capitalism? Part of the answer turns on a rift […]

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‘Realising the Future’ – 20th December

Realising the Future A half-day workshop on the politics, methodologies & technologies of economic prediction & expectation 2-6pm, 20th December 2017 Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths Register to attend Modernity, capitalism and finance involve distinctive orientations towards the future, in which a degree of uncertainty, risk and change are assumed. Various techniques of calculation and […]

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