J Is for Junk Economics

A Guide to Reality in an Age of Deception

Author: Michael Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783981484250

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Page: N.A

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A companion and follow-up to KILLING THE HOST: HOW FINANCIAL PARASITES AND DEBT DESTROY THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. J IS FOR JUNK ECONOMICS pulls back the curtain on the vocabulary and terms of today's tunnel-visioned, overly-mathematized economic lexicon.
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Religion, Modernity, Globalisation

From Nation-State to Market

Author: François Gauthier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000725979

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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This book argues that the last four decades have seen profound and important changes in the nature and social location of religion, and that those changes are best understood when cast against the associated rise of consumerism and neoliberalism. These transformations are often misunderstood and underestimated, namely because the study of religion remains dependent on the secularisation paradigm which can no longer provide a sufficiently fruitful framework for analysis. The book challenges diagnoses of transience and fragmentation by proposing an alternative narrative and set of concepts for understanding the global religious landscape. The present situation is framed as the result of a shift from a National-Statist to a Global-Market regime of religion. Adopting a holistic perspective that breaks with the current specialisation tendencies, it charts the emergence of the State and the Market as institutions and ideas related to social order, as well as their changing rapports from classical modernity to today. Breaking with a tradition of Western-centeredness, the book offers probing enquiries into Indonesia and a synthesis of global and Western trends. This long-awaited book offers a bold new vision for the social scientific study of religion and will be of great interest to all scholars of the Sociology and Anthropology of religion, as well as Religious Studies in general.
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Destroying Yemen

What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World

Author: Isa Blumi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520296133

Category: History

Page: 312

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Since March 2015, a Saudi-led international coalition of forces—supported by Britain and the United States—has waged devastating war in Yemen. Largely ignored by the world’s media, the resulting humanitarian disaster and full-scale famine threatens millions. Destroying Yemen offers the first in-depth historical account of the transnational origins of this war, placing it in the illuminating context of Yemen’s relationship with major powers since the Cold War. Bringing new sources and a deep understanding to bear on Yemen’s profound, unwitting implication in international affairs, this explosive book ultimately tells an even larger story of today’s political economy of global capitalism, development, and the war on terror as disparate actors intersect in Arabia.
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The Glorification of Plunder

State, Power and Tax Policy

Author: Malcolm James

Publisher: Spiramus Press Ltd

ISBN: 1910151440

Category: History

Page: 238

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This book is about two things: tax and power. The processes through which tax law is formulated, involve more than the formal legislative and judicial processes which result in statute and case law. Tax law is an expression of tax policy, which is subjective and a heterogeneous product of states, cultures and politics. Regarding taxation as a branch of either black letter law or orthodox economics ignore, or even deny, this subjectivity. This book explores the complex dynamics of the debates which inform tax policy, the interaction between tax and power and how power relations between various groups in society and between individuals and the state are manifested through tax system. This helps to explain why the rules, procedures and practices are all formulated to suit their interests of the most powerful groups in society. Taxation is a powerful lens through which to analyse relationships between individuals and the state, since history has shown that there is a longstanding power relationship between rulers and subjects, which is articulated through tax regimes. Tax can therefore be seen as a technology which mediates such tensions and relationships and the way that choices are made and conflicts are resolved can give valuable insights into societal power relationships.
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