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This paper explores the implications of one of the great intellectual revolutions of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the replacement of Marxist economics by neoclassical economics in China. The analysis summarizes what is distinctive about Marxist and neoclassical ways of thinking. The paper then demonstrates how these differen...
Book Review: Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global ChinaUnlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China. By GewirtzJulian. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017.416 pages. Hardcover $39.95. ISBN 9780674971134
David Faure’s China and Capitalism: A History of Business Enterprise in Modern China offers a number of interesting comparisons of the development of business culture and capital in China and the West. Regrettably, the text’s direct engagement with Marxist theory is limited.
Psychology rarely examines the effects of economic systems on people's lives. In this target article, we set out to explore some of the costs of American corporate capitalism and its focus on self-interest, competition, hierarchical wage labor, and strong desires for financial profit and economic growth. Specifically, we apply recent cross-cultural...
This paper explores what a critical commentary on micro principles texts might look like, examining what is to be critiqued and how to do it.
This paper develops a common ground for heterodox critiques of the treatment of supply in neoclassical micro principles texts. The paper critiques both the textbooks' formal analytic propositions and their rhetorical complement in metaphors and stories.
This article reviews the issues underlying current and past nuclear cost forecasting debates. The text and tables tally the history of forecasting errors and the range of current cost debate. The essay demonstrates that the positions of nuclear optimists and pessimists reflect different expectations of future development paths and are therefore rel...