Economics From the Left: Michael Perelman and Post-mortem Capitalism

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Economics from the Left is a series dedicated to bringing to the fore the voices of economists from the left, voices much needed in these times of mainstream mediocrity and irrelevance. The worldviews within the series are increasingly more in tune with what the majority of the disenfrachised across the world are coming to understand as their own systemic state of affairs. Underground, rhizomatic, networked and most importantly, viable, these timely responses to the continuous systemic failures of the Capitalist system erupt with the possibilities of better things to come and solidarity against the inanity of mainstream discourse. 

Michael Perelman is an American economist and economic historian, currently professor of economics at California State University, Chico. Perelman has written 19 books, including Railroading EconomicsManufacturing DiscontentThe Perverse Economy, and The Invention of Capitalism. His 20th book will be published in the latter part of 2012. 

Further Resources

Michael Perelman's Books on Amazon

Faculty Page and California State University, Chico

Michael Perelman's Blog

Mantle Link: Past Interview with JK Fowler from March 19, 2011

Interview Date: April 15th, 2012

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J. K. Fowler is an adjunct professor in the sociology and anthropology department at Rutgers University Newark, the founding and managing editor of the nomadic sojourns creative collective based in Oakland, CA and Brooklyn, NY, a full-time editor, and a doctoral candidate at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.