Fred Block

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To Reform Capitalism, Look to Marx

Article | May 16, 2018

200 years after Marx’s birth, many elites have taken unabashed pride in capitalism, a term that originally had negative connotations. To make our economy more just, we must reclaim Marx’s understanding of capitalism’s contradictions.

Learning from Karl Polanyi

Article | Apr 9, 2015

The old political-economic thinking of Karl Polanyi was never properly absorbed into “mainstream” North Atlantic economics: recognizing that land, labor, and finance are not really “commodities” returns institutions and social processes to the center of economic analysis.

You Didn’t Build That: The Entrepreneurial State

Article | Jul 8, 2013

A review of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, the new book by Mariana Mazzucato

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We Can—And Must—Reform Capitalism

Video | Jun 27, 2018

Fred Block says capitalism is not an unchanging monolith—which means we can make it better

The Tenacity of the Free Market Ideology

Video | Sep 23, 2014

Fred Block discusses his book, “The Power of Market Fundamentalism”.