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Deconstructing the Capitalist within Ourselves

This week we will delve into a subject that is particularly close to my own academic and political priorities: figuring out why, despite knowing the many negative consequences of capitalism, many of us still participate in its activities every day, often even enjoying…

Rediscovering Exchange: Alternative Economies and Currencies

This week we will be taking a look at alternative ways to organize economic activity. This involves both rethinking who holds decision-making power when it comes to financial decisions as well as reimagining what counts as money. First, we ask that you read…

Understanding (Anti-)Capitalism(s) and the Possibility of Real Utopias

This week we will read several texts that will help us to understand both capitalisms and anti-capitalisms. Too frequently we talk about the horrors of capitalism without fully understanding what capitalism actually is. In the same regard, we often essentialize anticapitalism when there…

Imagining Alternatives

This week, we will read three authors who speak toward the power of the imagination and expanding the definition of what constitutes reality. This, we believe, helps destabilize capitalism, which is today often assumed as the only, total, or hegemonic economic order. First,…

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