Explorations in the Tradition of Thomas E. Weisskopf
Edited by Jeannette Wicks-Lim and Robert Pollin
This volume presents a collection of essays honoring Professor Thomas E. Weisskopf, one of the most prominent contributors to the field of radical economics. Beginning his academic career at Harvard before moving to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Professor Weisskopf has spent the past forty years exploring through highly innovative and rigorous research the questions of economic equality, social justice and environmental responsibility. The chapters in this book reflect the main subjects of Professor Weisskopf’s work and seek to foster continued innovation in these research areas.
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- Chapter 1: Three's a crowd: my dinner party with Karl, Leon and Maynard
- Chapter 2: Theses on Weisskopf
- Chapter 3: Comment on Bowles and Pollin
- Chapter 4: The military and economic development in Pakistan
- Chapter 5: Socialism: the twentieth century and the twenty-first century
- Chapter 6: Economic growth: the great slowdown (1980-2000) and recovery (2000-2010)
- Chapter 7: Comment on Khan, Li, and Weisbrot
- Chapter 8: The wealth-power connection
- Chapter 9: The rise and decline of patriarchal capitalism
- Chapter 10: Comment on MacEwan and Folbre: reflections on the "Wealth-Power-Inequality-Gender Connection"
- Chapter 11: The rising strength of management, high unemployment, and slow growth; revisiting Okun's Law
- Chapter 12: Reducing growth to achieve environmental sustainability: the role of work hours
- Chapter 13: Comment on Reich, Knight, Rosa and Schor
- Chapter 14: Confronting those affirmative action grumbles
- Chapter 15: Screening for honesty and motivation in the workplace: what can affirmative action do?
- Chapter 16: A stimulus for affirmative action? The impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on women and minority workers in construction
- Chapter 17: Comment on Darity, McCrate, and Wicks-Lim
- Chapter 18: Social justice through affirmative action in India: an assessment
- Chapter 19: Comment on Deshpande
- Chapter 20: How big is too big? On the social efficiency of the financial sector in the United States
- Chapter 21: Unpacking the US labor share
- Chapter 22: Comment on Epstein, Crotty, and Heintz: humanizing political economy
- Chapter 23: Social structures of accumulation, the rate of profit and economic crises.
- Chapter 24: Exploitation without subsumption: the scope and limits of proto-industrial exploitation
- Chapter 25: Morally arbitrary economic advantage
- Chapter 26: Comment on Kotz, Skillman, and Thopmson
- Chapter 27: Presentation to the Festschrift Conference at the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, October 1st, 2011
- Biography of Thomas Emil Weisskopf
- Bibliography of the writings of Thomas Emil Weisskopf