The Economics of Post-Modernity: When Conventional Models Fail

The Economics of Post-Modernity: When Conventional Models Fail

Research within this field focuses on the following questions: How do non-mainstream approaches respond to the present neo-liberal economic model’s failure to ? Which economic strategies would help make societies more resilient and allow for inclusion, justice, and fairness? How can we foster a new economic system based on core human values?

Paradoxes of happiness

There is evidence that income and wealth inequalities are positively associated with happiness, as measured by the happiness index, and negatively associated with suicide...

Social inequality in the evolution of human societies

This report might seem unusual in historical scope and daring in its arguments. The hope is to provoke a reasoned discussion about our world...
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Re-industrialisation in the US; de-globalisation in China?

The United States was once a country renowned for its manufacturing capabilities but it experienced a decline in its manufacturing sector after 1980. A...
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The rise and fall of socialism

Socialist taxonomy The term ‘socialism’ is relatively recent, appearing for the first time some 200 years ago in 1827 in the Co-operative Magazine in writings...
The Karl Marx Monument in Chemnitz, Germany. (Credit: gravitat-OFF/Flickr)

Happy 200th birthday, Karl Marx!

Most Marxists and anti-Marxists alike probably fail to realise that the highest praise for capitalism is to be found in Marx and Engels’ Manifesto...
Highlighting the keys to success in the digital era is vital. (Credit: Antoine Robiez/Flickr)

Humanitarian aspects of new information and communication technologies development: Prospects and challenge

‘Humanitarian aspects of new information and communication technologies development: Prospects and challenges’, a jointly organised roundtable, took place on 26 April 2018 at the...

Good and bad GDP: Output fall in transition economies and the dead rat effect

Good jokes should be funny, but more importantly, should carry a message. The following is one of the most famous jokes in economics, and...
Market socialism. (Credit: WonderWhy/Flickr)

The rise and fall of market socialism in Yugoslavia

This paper is dedicated to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFR Yugoslavia, hereafter Yugoslavia), a country that was known for its unique system...

‘Beyond capitalism’? No, back to the future

“I wish we would stop using the word Capitalism,” writes John Kay of Oxford University, in a recent post entitled Moving Beyond Capitalism. Kay reminds us...

How the Soviet elite lost faith in socialism in the 1980s

As early theoreticians of socialism believed, a centrally planned economy organised rationally – the whole society working as one single plant – should be...

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