Friday, November 9, 2018

Mark Blyth: Political Economy/Political Science

Personal website, archives and biographies:

Mark Blyth (personal website)

Foreign Affairs: Mark Blyth


Blyth, Mark. "Eternal Austerity Makes Perfect Sense If You are Rich." The Guardian (November 15, 2013)

---. "Global Markets are No Longer Obeying Economic Common Sense." The Guardian (February 9, 2016)

---. "Global Trumpism." Foreign Affairs (November 15, 2016)

---. "Sovereigns, Citizens and Suckers." Open Source (September 6, 2011)

---. "State of the Union." Open Source (January 4, 2018) ["The people’s economist Mark Blyth is a perpetual fan favorite for Open Source listeners. The Brown University professor, who never left behind his working-class Scottish roots, brings a vernacular wisdom and wit to his deep analysis of inequality, austerity, and popular unrest. He also often sees what the rest of us tend to miss. In 2016, he predicted both of the year’s major upset victories: the American election of Donald J. Trump as well the British vote for Brexit. You can listen to our own shell-shocked phone call with Blyth just after the Brexit vote here:"]

Blyth, Mark and Bill Maurer. "Money, Then and Now." On the Media (October 12, 2018) ["Most schoolchildren learn that money arose when barter proved insufficient for meeting everyday trade needs. People required more complex transactions, so they invented currency: a medium of exchange, unit of account and store of value. It's a compelling story...but a false one. Instead, most evidence suggests that money arose from recordkeeping — or, as UC Irvine professor Bill Maurer explains to Bob, "in the beginning was not the coin... in the beginning was the receipt." In this segment, Bob speaks with Maurer and Brown University's Mark Blyth about past and present myths about money, and what the history of money might suggest about its future."]

Blyth, Mark and Jim Green. "Making Sense of Brazil's 2018 Presidential Election: Part 1." Trending Globally: Politics and Policy (October 1, 2018)

---. "Making Sense of Brazil's 2018 Presidential Election: Part 2." Trending Globally: Politics and Policy (October 24, 2018)

---. "Making Sense of Brazil's 2018 Presidential Election: Part 3." Trending Globally: Politics and Policy (October 29, 2018)

Blyth, Mark and Simon Tilford. "How the Eurozone Might Split." Foreign Affairs (January 11, 2018)

Blyth, Mark and Sylvia Maxfield. "A New Financial Politics?: Introduction." Foreign Affairs (January 22, 2018)

Blyth, Mark, David Kaiser and Vanessa Williamson. "The French Sensation: Income Inequality in 700 Pages and a Hundred Graphs." Radio Open Source (May 1, 2014)

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