Monthly Archives: October 2013

To the John Wayne Airport

Productivity, “Death Drive,” and The Intellectual History of Capitalism in the 1950s I. Historians still tend to think of the politics of capitalism in the 1950s as a dull affair. Labor historians grapple with the turn from white-hot class struggle in the 1930s and 1940s––peaking with the strike wave of 1946––to the torpor of class […]

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“Basic questions concerning right and wrong goals to be pursued cannot be settled by [economics] as such. They belong in the realm of ethics and ‘value judgments.’” P.A. SAMUELSON, ECONOMICS 8 (6th ed. 1955)

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