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Is Trump’s Declaration Pro-Israel or Pro-Netanyahu? Why the Israeli Media Got It Wrong

Trump’s speech last week, in which he recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and promised to move the American embassy there, was covered intensively – both in Israel and around the world. While the global media focused mainly on the responses to the statement among Palestinian and European leaders, the Israeli media focused on what was […]

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Austerity for the Poor and Impunity for the Rich: Brazil after the 2016 Presidential Impeachment

Brazil’s former president Dilma Rousseff was impeached on the 31st of August of 2016. The alleged reason for her removal from office was the delay in making payments to public banks for social programs, a practice which would constitute a loan and is forbidden by Brazilian Constitution, although done by other presidents. Much was argued […]

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The Quantified Worker – Phoebe Moore, 31st January

Speaker: Phoebe V Moore 6pm, Wednesday 31st January 2018 Richard Hoggart Building, Room 137a, Goldsmiths The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts by Phoebe V Moore (Routledge, 2017) is the state of the art text on how technology and the use of technology for management and self-management changes the ‘quantified’, precarious workplace today. […]

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Enemies of Brexit?

It is becoming increasingly clear that Brexit is serving as the trigger for a culture war involving universities. As with virtually everything that surrounds Brexit, the manifest causes and symptoms of this may have nothing to do with the European Union, and may not even have very much to do with universities as they actually […]

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The co-operative as crowd

Crowd-funding is typically viewed as a way to raise finance for projects from strangers. But what happens when crowd-funding techniques are brought within the bounds of an organisation, for purposes of democratic decision-making? Here, Nina Pohler, Visiting Fellow at PERC, discusses some of her current research which examines this possibility. Since the emergence of the […]

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Report from Festival for New Economic Thinking

On 19th-20th of October 2017, New School Economics (NSE) Goldsmiths members attended the first ‘Festival for New Economic Thinking’ in Edinburgh. This occasion brought together a range of ‘post-crash’ organizations that seek to rethink and embrace different perspectives in how economics is taught, studied and practiced. The festival offered lectures, workshops and film screenings, led […]

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Launch of ‘Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals’ by Derek Wall – 1st December

Book launch: Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals: Cooperative Alternatives Beyond Markets & States by Derek Wall 7pm, Friday 1st December Word Bookshop 314 New Cross Road London, SE14 6AF About the book Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics. Her theorising of the commons has been celebrated as groundbreaking […]

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Coordination, Evaluation and Justice in Cooperatives – 29th November

Agreeing on Value, Disagreeing on Evaluation? Coordination, Evaluation and Justice in Cooperatives Nina Pohler 3.30pm, 29th November RHB138, Goldsmiths Many cooperatives aspire to be ‘more’ than just an economic organization, a community that shares ideas on a just economy. Since they have to balance and compromise different economies of worth in their practices, they are […]

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