Issue No. 31 | Fall 2018
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All That Was Solid
Economic historian Adam Tooze on a decade of shattered illusions and the limits of the neoliberal imagination.
The Minsky Millennium
In 2008, Hyman Minsky finally had his moment. But he was miscast as a prophet of financial collapse. The real “Minsky moment” was the bailout, not the crash.
How to Burst a Bubble
The mortgage crisis in four charts.
Into the Vipers’ Den
Two centuries of mergers and splits in America’s banking sector.
Economics for the Socialist Autodidact
Here’s what you should read.
Dear Prime Minister
Frankfurt/Rome, 5 August 2011
Devil in the Details
Don’t know the difference between an asset-backed security and your ass? We’re here to help.
Why Shadow Banking Is Bigger Than Ever
Despite nearly destroying the global economy in 2008, the shadow banking revolution marches on.
Pulling Rabbits Out of Hats
How a decade of crisis changed economics.
The Specter of Capital
How the housing crash got us believing in ghosts again.
The House That Debt Built
Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena is a monument to the subprime mortgage crisis and the companies that caused it.
From Pawns to Players
How Amalgamated Bank went from a tool for garment workers to a tool of finance capital.
New Labour’s Boom and Bust
Ten years after the financial crisis Blairism is finally dead and buried.
In Mansions and Benzes
Ten years after the financial crisis, we see how life is treating some of our favorite Wall Street villains.
Governance by Finance
Can European democracy survive the reign of unelected central bankers?
The Move Your Money Hustle
Getting banks under control is a matter of politics, not individual consumer decisions.
Financial Advice for Millennials
Shoot a leprechaun, take his pot of gold.
A Make or Break Year
The future of socialism hangs in the balance — and Jacobin has an important role to play.