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Modern Capitalism’s Multiple Pasts and Its Possible Future: The Rise of China, Climate Change, and Economic Transformation

R. Bin Wong

Few have pondered the possible relevance of the ideologies and institutions of political economies in different world regions before the modern era and how the spread of modern capitalism has shaped their contemporary approaches to the future.
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Modern Capitalism’s Multiple Pasts and Its Possible Future: The Rise of China, Climate Change, and Economic Transformation

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The Student Debt Crisis is a Crisis of Non-Repayment

Marshall Steinbaum

Think of the student debt crisis as an overflowing bathtub. On the one hand, too much water is pouring in: more borrowers are taking on more debt. That is thanks to increased demand for higher education in the face of rising tuition, stagnant wages, diminishing job opportunities for those with less than a college degree, and the power of employers to dictate that would-be hires have the necessary training in advance. On the other hand, the drain is clogged and too little water is draining out: those who have taken on debt are increasingly unable to pay it off.
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The Student Debt Crisis is a Crisis of Non-Repayment

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Inconsistent Definitions of Money and Currency in Financial Legislation as a Threat to Innovation and Sustainability

Leander Bindewald

External shocks, like the climate catastrophe or the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as intrinsic fallacies like the securitization of bad debt leading up to the financial crisis in 2008, point to the need for updating our monetary and financial systems.
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Inconsistent Definitions of Money and Currency in Financial Legislation as a Threat to Innovation and Sustainability

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Written Testimony in a Senate Hearing on Building a Stronger Financial System: Opportunities of a Central Bank Digital Currency

Lev Menand

Written Testimony of Lev Menand for the hearing entitled "Building a Stronger Financial System: Opportunities for a Central Bank Digital Currency" before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Policy.
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Written Testimony in a Senate Hearing on Building a Stronger Financial System: Opportunities of a Central Bank Digital Currency

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The Intellectual Origins of Sudan’s “Decades of Solitude,” 1989–2019

Alden Young

The three decades between 1989 and 2019, when the National Salvation regime of Islamists and the military ruled Sudan, are now frequently remembered by international and Sudanese policymakers, politicians, intellectuals, and business elites as “lost decades” or “decades of solitude”
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The Intellectual Origins of Sudan’s “Decades of Solitude,” 1989–2019

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The Janus Faces of Money, Property, and Governance: Fiscal Finance, Empire, and Race

Jamee Moudud, Sarah Lawrence College

This paper contributes to the literature on racial capitalism by deploying a key insight of the Law and Political Economy tradition, which is that politics acting through the law plays a constitutive role in the monetary hardwiring of economies and their property rights.
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The Janus Faces of Money, Property, and Governance: Fiscal Finance, Empire, and Race