Overview of current reform and proposals regarding bank structure and corporate form and bankers’ remuneration, with special references to Daniel Tarullo and David Shirreff. Some_Ideas (Download the full text in PDF format)
A memorandum, based on a 3-year research project, discussing possible ways out of prolonged stagnation and low growth due to recent crisis and austerity measures in EU. Charting_Ways_Out (Download the full text in PDF format) * This article is originally published by WIIW http://wiiw.ac.at/charting-ways-out-of-europe-s-impasse--a-policy-memorandum-p-3312.html
The author argues public policy should strengthen re-distributive mechanisms to foster synergies between the social values of employment, and human and economic development. Social_Value_Employment (Download the full text in PDF format)
Marx's understanding of alienation required transcending capitalism to overcome it, unlike Smith's formulation where the 'Civilised' State could do it within the system. Smith_Marx_Alienation (Download the full text in PDF format) * This article is originally written for the People’s Democracy.
The sovereign project, by breaking with the neoliberal doctrine, can help initiate social advances and the reconstruction of a world respectful of national sovereignty. The_South_Alternatives (Download the full text in PDF format) * This article was originally published in the Pambazuka News, Issue 655, 21 November 2013. ** Samir Amin is the director of the Third World Forum
In the context of the new book by Niall Ferguson, the author explores how economic history of the dominance of the West has been variably interpreted. West_Grew_Rich (Download the full text in PDF format) This article was originally published in Development and Change 44(5): 1181–1206. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12049, 2013.
This paper investigates the historical arguments about the role of self interest and greed in capitalism, and how scholars over time have categorised 'good greed' and 'bad greed'. Civilizing_Capitalism (Download the full text in PDF format) This article was originally published in Real-World Economics Review, issue no. 63.
While capitalism implodes in the form of the ongoing crisis, the author explores the possible alternatives that can succeed the present world order. Implosion_Global_Capitalism (Download the full text in PDF format) This article was previously posted at http://www.iepala.es/
Egypt should refuse the IMF loan as the associated conditionalities would further push the neoliberal development model that has created much of Egypt’s problems. Egypt_ emergency_assitance (Download the full text in PDF format)
In this article, the author reviews several features of emerging left movements in Latin America, Africa and developing Asia that suggest a move away from some traditional ideas associated with socialist theory and practice even as there are two important areas of continuity with the leftist thinking of the past. Emerging_Left (Download the full text in PDF format) (The article was originally published in EPW Vol XLVII No.24, June 16 2012.)