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Book: Bankrupt Britain: An atlas of social change

Bankrupt Britain: An atlas of social change
by Daniel Dorling
23 May 2011

Bankrupt Britain is a unique atlas giving a comprehensive picture of the effect of the recession on Britain. In detailed colour maps, it shows how economic, social and environmental fortunes have been affected in different areas in the wake of the 2007 banking crisis, 2008 economic crash and 2009 credit crunch. It is essential reading for a broad audience with detailed local level data and a national snap-shot of Britain during this time.

Daniel Dorling is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. His recent books include Injustice: Why social inequality persists and So you think you know about Britain?. He is a member of the World Health Organization’s Scientific Resource Group on Health Equity Analysis and Research.Bethan Thomas is a Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. She has researched extensively on inequalities in Britain. Her publications include Identity in Britain and The Grim Reaper’s Road Map.


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Event: the crisis of capitalism and the problem of the self

-資本主義危機中的個體|the crisis of capitalism and the problem of the self
aco_books: 1/F, FooTak Bldg, 365 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
3 – 5pm, 18 July 2009 (Saturday)
host ﹕小西 (damian cheng)
speakers ﹕許煜、亞蘇 (yuk hui, ah-so)

“There is no way to argue against the fact that capitalism is in crisis, while the trauma is veiled under what is called “the malfunction of finance market”, which nevertheless prophets its return. the determination of economic individuals under the name neoliberalism comes to the end and presents us the urgency to look for alternatives. while it is hard to criticize the concept of the market as a whole since it remains undetermined in lights of the catastrophes yet to overcome.

A critique has to dwell on its own history and necessity, that is to say to look beyond the contingency of dogmatics. economic determinism poses a huge problem for Hong Kong than anywhere else because of its adoption of industrial modernization and postcolonial background, the consequence reflects not only in economy and politics, but also the problem of the self, a subject which is not able to singularize and produce meaning, a subject which demands a philosophical consolation and reinvention.”


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Link: Paul Jorion’s Blog

Paul Jorion’s blog
Human Complex Systems – Economy – Anthropology – Arts – Fun


“Paul Jorion is Doctor in the Social Sciences from the Free University Brussels. He holds MAs in sociology and social anthropology. He’s lectured at the universities of Brussels, Cambridge, Paris VIII and at the University of California at Irvine. He was also a United Nations Officer (FAO), working on development projects in Africa.

For the most recent ten years Paul Jorion has been working in the American finance world as a pricing specialist. Prior to this he was at one time a trader on the futures markets in a French investment bank. He wrote a book on the consequences for the stock market of the bankruptcy of Enron: Investing in a Post-Enron World (McGraw-Hill: 2003). More recently he has published Vers la crise du capitalisme américain? (La Découverte: 2007) and L’implosion. La finance contre l’économie: ce que révèle et annonce “la crise des subprimes” (Fayard: 2008).

Paul Jorion is a Visiting Scholar at the Human Complex Systems Interdepartmental Program of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).”

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Article: The Almighty Renminbi?

The Almighty Renminbi?

Published: May 13, 2009
New York Times

“THE 19th century was dominated by the British Empire, the 20th century by the United States. We may now be entering the Asian century, dominated by a rising China and its currency. While the dollar’s status as the major reserve currency will not vanish overnight, we can no longer take it for granted. Sooner than we think, the dollar may be challenged by other currencies, most likely the Chinese renminbi. This would have serious costs for America, as our ability to finance our budget and trade deficits cheaply would disappear.”


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