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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (3): 527.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Jeffrey M. Perl Vernon W. Ruttan, Is War Necessary for Economic Growth? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), 208 pp. Duke University Press 2006 L I T T L E R E V I E W S Robert Mills, Suspended Animation: Pain, Pleasure, and Punishment in Medieval...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 371–374.
Published: 01 April 2011
...William M. Chace Some writers are drawn, almost as if hexed, to pronounce on matters of state, politics, and, occasionally, economic policy. Margaret Atwood is one such writer. Her book Payback suffers from its aspiration to create an idealistic and implausible world to take the place of the one we...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 523–532.
Published: 01 August 2009
... economics would have taught the modern world enough lessons to assure that economic intelligence would have tightened the reins of investors and speculators over the last decade of runaway optimism. But history has never been a good teacher—better said, people have rarely been good students of history's...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Barbara Maria Stafford Received opinion holds that it would be more efficient, hence more economical, to compress and thus dissolve the holdings of the Warburg Institute Library into an overarching university library system. This essay argues two points: first, that we should not be automatically...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 348–356.
Published: 01 April 2019
... prevention does not turn on food supply per head and the automatic mechanism of the market: there can be plenty of food while large sections of the population lack the means to obtain it. Effective famine prevention thus requires “entitlements.” Economically, governments can and should provide public...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Indeed, the church provides a necessary check on the excesses of liberal society, particularly those of capitalism and democratic populism. Its essential point is the transcendent dimension of the human person—our connection with the divine. The pursuit of economic and political ends needs to be governed...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 525–552.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of his Party of Social Democracy during the first half of the 1990s. The essay critiques the course of events and laments the faltering pace of both economic and political reform resulting from the stagnant Romanian political situation and the persistence of former communist leaders in government...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 276–289.
Published: 01 April 2020
... their professional identity in the context of an ongoing economic decline. Although invisible from the outside, exopraxis is nonetheless intrinsic to the event. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Orthodox Christianity Sunni Islam professional identity Bulgaria Common Knowledge 26:2 DOI 10.1215...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 375–382.
Published: 01 April 2011
... levels of debt, to whom was all this wealth owed? How does the shadow of debt affect economic behavior? Since debt forms the basis of further lending, debt increases through a multiplier effect without corresponding assets, which leads to an unstable system of virtuous or vicious cycles, and debt takes...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 193–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
... that what makes the Czech capital a fitting object of the surrealist imagination (and a rich source of surreal art and literature in its own right) is less the “historic charms” that so seduced Breton in 1935 than the “geographical, historical, and economic considerations” of the city's modernity that he...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 239–248.
Published: 01 April 2012
... history was defined against “positivist” history, by Karl Lamprecht in Germany, Lucien Febvre in France, and George Trevelyan in England, among others. In a third phase, in the middle of the twentieth century, practitioners of quantitative history (sometimes known as the New Economic History or more...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 541–546.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Peter T. Leeson James C. Scott’s The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia argues that the Zomia people of Southeast Asia consciously chose to live without government and that their choice was sensible. Yet basic economic reasoning, reflected in Hobbes’s classic...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 557–568.
Published: 01 August 2012
... systems (political, economic, scientific, technological, artistic) and their vocabularies in order to examine the viability of human knowledge and the motivations underlying its creation. Poetry THE ACCIDENT OF BEAUTY Ewa...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 506–517.
Published: 01 August 2013
... the advanced hydrology of its followers, which enabled irrigation for crops, including above all cotton. The sudden “cotton boom” in ninth-century Iran, which enabled the subsequent Muslim takeover of the global cotton industry, was enabled by Buddhists who were fleeing economic collapse and political turmoil...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 277–283.
Published: 01 May 2016
... suggests an alternative form of storytelling that fosters peace and humane values. No matter how original and authentic our own life stories may seem to us, we rarely are able to break away from a master narrative that sets the frame in which our personal stories are shaped and interpreted. Our economic...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 525–527.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Common Knowledge 526 would no longer be taught “as if this were THE economic truth,” and mathemati and truth,” economic were THE would nothis taughtlonger“as if be rational- and neoclassical that such curriculum, economics 2000 in apetition circulated Paris in students Afew France...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 355.
Published: 01 April 2011
... of Wealth (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2008). An economic recession seems an appropriate time to take up the late Paul Feyerabend’s call, made in our Spring 1992 issue, for papers on alternatives to both capitalism and “totalitarian economy.” We have done so once before in this format...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (1): 47–65.
Published: 01 January 2006
... The dominance. Japanese ofmaximum era the during Asia East in rhetoric, orfraternal federalist and ism andimperial-ofnationalism, perspective imperialism between the connections somedoubt itupon from tocast like Iwould and idea; indisputable an no means by is globalization economic...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
... York: Transaction Books, New York: Viking, 1954). While Veblen resisted a pub- 1998); Veblen, “The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx lic role, his influence was nonetheless felt among impor- and His Followers,” in Marx, Race, Science, and Econom- tant practical political actors, especially...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (1): 66–92.
Published: 01 January 2006
... at and was once a“crisis” which climax, political a dramatic in level of events at the manifested ofbecame forces substratum a slow-moving Braudel’s in Thus, view, England. and Countries Low ofthe importance in rise momentum of longer-term of economic shifts Europein balance thatled...