SO478 - week 11

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These are my notes from December 05 for SO478 at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 school year. I took this module as part of the one-year Inequalities and Social Science MSc program.

The usual disclaimer: all notes are my personal impressions and do not necessarily reflect the view of the lecturer.

Inequality and Austerity


Can Society be Commodities All the Way Down (PDF) by Nancy Fraser

From 2012. Subtitled “Polanyian reflections on capitalist crisis”.

Rethinking Capitalism by Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs (introduction)

On the weaknesses of capitalism as revealed through the financial crisis: low growth, rising inequality, insecure labour markets, environmental degradation. Challenges received neoliberal wisdom. Seems decent. Topics covered in the rest of the book:

Austerity Measures in Developing Countries by Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins

The disproportionate impact of austerity policies (worldwide) on vulnerable populations, especially women and children.




how can we solve inequality