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Capitalism on Trial: Explorations in the Tradition of Thomas E. Weisskopf
Publication Date: 7/1/2013
Abstract:

In Capitalism on Trial, edited by Jeannette Wicks-Lim and Robert Pollin twenty-nine economists reflect on and explore the range of Thomas Weisskopf’s research. Chapters cover the economics of developing countries, U.S. imperialism, Marxian crisis theory, contemporary economic history and institutional development, affirmative action, and the potential of socialism as an alternative to capitalism. In addition, the book includes a chapter by Weisskopf in which he reflects on his career in economics and the state of the U.S. and global economies.

>> Read more about the book on the Edward Elgar website
>> Download the working papers from the Weisskopf Festschrift Conference

Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION

Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim

SECTION ONE: REFLECTIONS ON THOMAS WEISSKOPF’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL ECONOMY

1. Three’s A Crowd:My Dinner Party With Karl, Leon, and Maynard
Samuel Bowles

2. Theses on Weisskopf
Robert Pollin

3. Comment
Diane Flaherty 

SECTION TWO: ISSUES IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES

4. The Military and Economic Development in Pakistan
Shahrukh Khan

5. Socialism: The 20th Century and the 21st Century
Minqi Li

6. Economic Growth: The Great Slowdown (1980-2000) and Recovery (2000-2010)
Mark Weisbrot

7. Comment
James Boyce 

SECTION THREE: POWER DYNAMICS IN CAPITALISM

8. The Wealth-Power Connection
Arthur MacEwan

9. The Rise and Decline of Patriarchical Capitalism
Nancy Folbre

10.  Comment
Andrew Zimbalist 

SECTION FOUR: TRENDS IN U.S. LABOR MARKETS

11.  The Rising Strength of Management, High Unemployment and Slow Growth: Revisiting Okun’s Law
Michael Reich

12.  Reducing Growth to Achieve Environmental Sustainability: the Role of Work Hours
Kyle Knight, Eugene Rosa, and Juliet Schor

13.  Comment
Michael Ash

SECTION FIVE: DISCRIMINATION AND THE ROLE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICIES

14.  Confronting Those Affirmative Action Grumbles
William Darity

15.  Screening for Honesty and Motivation in the Workplace: What Can Affirmative Action Do?
Elaine McCrate

16.  A Stimulus for Affirmative Action? The Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Women and Minority Workers in Construction
Jeannette Wicks-Lim

17.  Comment
Randy Albelda

18.  Social Justice through Affirmative Action in India
Ashwini Deshpande

19.  Comment
Hwok Aun Lee 

SECTION SIX: MACROECONOMIC ISSUES IN THE UNITED STATES

20.  How Big is Too Big? On the Social Efficiency of the Financial Sector in the United States
Gerald Epstein and James Crotty

21.  Unpacking the U.S. Labor Share
James Heintz

22.  Comment
John Miller

SECTION SEVEN: APPLICATIONS OF MARXIST ECONOMIC THEORY

23.  Social Structures of Accumulation, the Rate of Profit, and Economic Crises
David Kotz

24.  Exploitation without Subsumption: The Scope and Limits of Proto-Industrial Exploitation
Gil Skillman

25.  Morally Arbitrary Economic Advantage
Frank Thompson

26.  Comment
Fred Moseley

SECTION EIGHT: MACROECONOMIC ISSUES IN THE UNITED STATES

27.  Presentation to the Festschrift Conference at the Political Economy Research Institute of the University 0f Massachusetts – Amherst, October 1, 2011
Thomas Weisskopf

BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS WEISSKOPF

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS WEISSKOPF

 
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