Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Great Financialization

Last year the Progressive Economics Forum of Canada initiated a John Kenneth Galbraith Prize, and Jamie Galbraith gave a magnificent lecture to inaugurate this prize in memory of his father. Mel Watkins and I were the first recipients of the … Continue reading

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The Life and Work of Karl Polanyi

Edited by Kari Levitt. 1990. Reviews. Karl Polanyi believed that the greatest threat to freedom was a poorly administered economy. His search for economic and political institutions which reconciled society’s need for freedom to develop a moral sense, with the … Continue reading

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The Critical Tradition of Caribbean Political Economy: The Legacy of George Beckford

Edited by Kari Levitt and Michael Witter Colleagues and former students of George Beckford continue critical essays on the plantation paradigm which still has relevance in the Caribbean. The volume not only celebrates the work of Beckford but also proposes … Continue reading

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The George Beckford Papers

Selected and Introduced by Kari Levitt Quotes. “George Beckford’s work is characterized by a remarkable consistency of purpose and vision…This collection presents the unfolding of George Beckford’s work from agricultural economics to political economy, to the social economy of ‘man … Continue reading

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Karl Polanyi in Vienna: The Contemporary Significance of the Great Transformation

Edited by Kari Levitt and Kenneth McRobbie. 2000. Reviews. Karl Polanyi’s belief that the greatest threat to freedom was a poorly administered economy led him to an economics that was more existential and human-centered. Part I of this book develops … Continue reading

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Silent Surrender

Silent Surrender The Multinational Corporation in Canada Reviews. First published in 1970, Silent Surrender has educated two generations of Canadians about political economy and corporate rule. Professor Kari Levitt details the historical background of foreign investments in Canada, their acceleration … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Development

Independent Thought and Caribbean Community Kari Levitt Reviews. For over 20 years, the developing world has been adjusting to the agendas of the IMF and the World Bank. In the 1990s Structural Adjustment Programmes were repackaged and marketed as the … Continue reading

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CLXXIII Combentui Generali

Honorary Fellow of Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2004 1997 George Beckford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Caribbean Economics (ACE) Founding member: Center of Developing Areas Studies, McGill University 1963 Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, (CASID) 1984 Annual … Continue reading

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