Current Publications


The Church of Economism and Its Discontents
Essay

The Church of Economism and Its Discontents

Economism, the reigning ideology in economic policy, reduces social relations to market logic and functions as a secular religion for the global market economy. We need a new economics rooted in a belief system that embraces solidarity, sustainability, and well-being for all.

With commentary from John Cobb, Jr., Lourdes Benería, Stephen Marglin, and others, and a response from the author

Bleak Visions, Blind Spots
Review

Bleak Visions, Blind Spots

In A Rough Ride to the Future, contrarian Gaia theorist James Lovelock counsels abandoning all hope of preventing global environmental change, and adapting to it instead. But by assuming the fixity of human behavior and institutions, he resigns humanity to a passive present and a grim future.

Recent


  • Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition

    John Bellamy Foster

    October 2015

    Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition

    This essay uncovers the deep ecological roots of Marxism, finding concepts that anticipate such contemporary notions as sustainable development and planetary boundaries. This common wellspring, it argues, supports a unified socialist and ecological project for a Great Transition.

    With commentary and a response from the author

  • Worker Cooperatives in a Globalizing World

    Josu Ugarte

    October 2015

    Worker Cooperatives in a Globalizing World

    The former president of Mondragon International discusses how Mondragon, a renowned worker-owned cooperative, puts democracy and solidarity into practice, and shares his insights on the future of global cooperative enterprise.


  • Decolonizing the Empire of Cotton

    Joshua Humphreys

    October 2015

    Decolonizing the Empire of Cotton

    Sven Beckert’s Empire of Cotton offers a magisterial history of cotton’s role in the development of modern capitalism. However, it is a partial story: the bright light it shines on the “empire” and its masters occludes the array of social forces and actors working to tame or dismantle the emergent system.


Forthcoming


  • Why We Consume: Neural Design and Sustainability

    Peter Sterling


  • Global Compact: Corporate Engagement at the UN

    Georg Kell


  • Review of Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels

    Brent Ranalli


  • Can Organic Agriculture Feed the World?

    Frances Moore Lappé


  • A Higher Calling for Higher Education

    Cristina Escrigas