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Keith Hart on the human economy at MAD, New York, 29th November 7pm

The Human Economy: an interdisciplinary approach to the world econo....

Started by Keith Hart

3 Dec 9, 2012
Reply by Keith Hart

The Madness of National Rankings

This morning's Japan Times carried an opinion piece titled "Inviting Economic Suicide?" by Hong Kong based journalist Kevin Rafferty. The o…

Started by John McCreery

0 May 2, 2012

Anthropology of finance

Back in 2005 Bill Maurer of the University of California, Irvine, wrote a review on the anthropology of finance. His main point was that pe…

Started by Nathan Dobson

10 Apr 30, 2012
Reply by Nathan Dobson

The story of the crash (and what to do about it)

Frank Rich has another wonderful article in the NYT, Obama, Lehman and 'The Dragon Tattoo' with his usual plethora of intriguing links. The…

Started by Keith Hart

19 Apr 30, 2012
Reply by Nathan Dobson

Fungible money

I'm not sure how, but the first time I found Philippe Steiner's article "Who is right about the modern economy: Polanyi, Zelizer, or both?"…

Started by Nathan Dobson

2 Mar 21, 2012
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The pink pound

The city of Brighton on the south coast of England changes a great deal in the summer because of a flood of English language students. Grea…

Started by Nathan Dobson

1 Mar 21, 2012
Reply by Nathan Dobson

alternative currencies

Hi - I am currently studying for a PhD about how/why people cooperate, using a local community currency system as a case study. I have been…

Started by Julia Panther

32 Feb 14, 2012
Reply by Nathan Dobson

Defining Capitalism

Drawing on some observations of Keith I want to propose an interesting way to understand capitalist societies. I think that it is a definin…

Started by Noam Yuran

47 Jul 30, 2011
Reply by Elaine Forde

Bitcoin - the alternative currency that could topple the world as we know it

As far as I can tell there hasn't been any discussion of this here, but do redirect me if I'm wrong.   Bitcoin is a new alternative currenc…

Started by Peter N. T.

7 Jul 22, 2011
Reply by Elaine Forde

The Destruction of Economic Facts

The title of this discussion is copied from an article by Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto that appeared in Business Week. de Soto is fa…

Started by John McCreery

6 May 8, 2011
Reply by Carlos Ferreira

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