APPEAL reading group:
What is Capitalism? Session 10
Friday April 23, 2021, 1:30pm, Eastern Daylight Time* via Zoom
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*Eastern Daylight Time = UTC-4
Please join us for the next session of the APPEAL reading group on the law and political economy of capitalism. All are welcome, and participants need not attend each session, though we do ask participants to read the materials in advance. We also encourage participants to join APPEAL by signing up as a member, www.politicaleconomylaw.org .
This session will be led by APPEAL Board member, Prof. Jamee Moudud, Sarah Lawrence College Economics Department. He will present his paper on how racial capitalism was built into the legal and political design of central banking and taxation in the British Empire. While the pressures of democratic self-governance created one type of hardwiring in Britain, its white dominions’ racialized politics created a different type in the colonies of color. In short, the particular monetary hardwiring of the colonies of color effectively “kicked away the ladder” needed for their successful socio-economic development, occluding the very different policies pursued in Britain and the dominions. This left the colonies of color in a vulnerable state at independence, providing much weaker foundations for their subsequent economic development.
The reading will be Jamee K. Moudud, The Janus Faces of Money, Property, and Governance: Fiscal Finance, Empire, and Race, PERI Working Paper Series #524 (Sept. 20, 2020).
For more information, please email APPEAL@politicaleconomylaw.org with Capitalism Reading Group in the subject line.