[Marxism] radical / heterodox labour economics

james pitman marinercarpentry at gmail.com
Wed May 23 14:25:47 MDT 2012

A thorough reply to neoliberal ideas of the labour mkt, many of whose
theme's have been adopted by the left unfortunately, is Kevin Doogan's 'New
Capitalism': which takes apart ideas of precarity and capital flight and
all that shit we hear day in, day out as an alibi for more flexibilisation
etc etc....

On 23 May 2012 08:05, <knallgrau at gmx.com> wrote:

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> I was wondering if any of you could give me some pointers regarding
> researchers, books or papers dealing with labour "market" research and
> theory from a radical / heterodox perspective? Work from the last two
> decades would be particularly relevant.
> My question probably already reveals that I'm a beginner on this topic, so
> introductory work would be most useful, but any hints are appreciated
> really. I know the question is a bit broad; I'm basically looking for
> relatively recent economic work that provides a contrast to the
> neoclassical treatment of unemployment and labour force participation (e.g.
> the significance of the "wage offer" and the "reservation wage" in the
> standard approach) as well as the determination of earnings and ideally
> critically discusses the dominant view on these matters.
> As a side-issue: Does anyone know of a radical philosophical/theoretical
> critique of econometrics?
> Best,
> Irene
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