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TEMPORAL LOGBOOK II RELEASED

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It’s official.

You can now purchase a copy of the brand new collection of Doctor Who short-stories – Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys

From Canterbury Cathedral to a space station orbiting a Dyson sphere, the Doctor has seen countless worlds throughout his many lives.

Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys tells some of those stories — fifteen gripping tales showing the universe through the eyes of thirteen incarnations including the War Doctor.

Told by some of the most exciting voices in Doctor Who fandom, contributors include: Hamish Crawford, Nic Ford, Russell McGee, Richard Peevers, Tony Jones, Rob Nisbet, R.P. Fox, Kate Coleman, Kevin Mason, Frank Danes, David Smith and Violet Addison, J.E. Remy, Fionna MacDonald and Nick Mellish.

All proceeds from this publication will be donated in support of the Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia (MDABC), which is a non-profit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder.

To order a copy click here

Italy, Rome 28th of May: The strength of basic income. Technological innovation, new welfare and experiments all around the world

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On the the 28th of May, at 17h, Fondazione Basso hosts in via della Dogana Vecchia 5, in Rome, a book presentation and discussion titled “The strength of the basic income. Technological innovation, new welfare and experiments all around the world“. The event will be an opportunity to compare and discuss different analysis and approaches on issues regarding the basic

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Italy, Rome 28th of May: The strength of basic income. Technological innovation, new welfare and experiments all around the world

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On the the 28th of May, at 17h, Fondazione Basso hosts in via della Dogana Vecchia 5, in Rome, a book presentation and discussion titled “The strength of the basic income. Technological innovation, new welfare and experiments all around the world“. The event will be an opportunity to compare and discuss different analysis and approaches on issues regarding the basic

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Out now: Economic Science Fictions

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 28/03/2018 - 10:41pm in
We’re delighted to announce the publication of the latest volume in the Goldsmiths Press PERC Series, Economic Science Fictions, edited by our Co-Director, Will Davies.

 

From the libertarian economics of Ayn Rand to Aldous Huxley’s consumerist dystopias, economics and science fiction have often orbited each other. In Economic Science Fictions, editor William Davies has deliberately merged the two worlds, asking how we might harness the power of the utopian imagination to revitalise economic thinking.

Rooted in the sense that our current economic reality is no longer credible or viable, this collection treats our economy as a series of fictions and science fiction as a means of anticipating different economic futures. It asks how science fiction can motivate new approaches to economics and provides surprising new syntheses, merging social science with fiction, design with politics, scholarship with experimental forms.

With an opening chapter from Ha-Joon Chang as well as theory, short stories, and reflections on design, this book challenges and changes the notion that economics and science fiction are worlds apart. The result is a wealth of fresh and unusual perspectives for anyone who believes the economy is too important to be left solely to economists.

 

Contributors

AUDINT, Khairani Barokka, Carina Brand, Ha-Joon Chang, Miriam A. Cherry, William Davies, Mark Fisher, Dan Gavshon Brady, Owen Hatherley, Laura Horn, Tim Jackson, Mark R. Johnson, Bastien Kerspern, Nora O Murchú, Justin Pickard, James Pockson, Tobias Revell, Judy Thorne, Sherryl Vint, Georgina Voss, Jo Lindsay Walton, Brian Willems

 

About the Editor

William Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Goldsmiths and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Centre. He blogs at www.potlatch.org.uk

 

About the PERC Series

PERC seeks to refresh political economy, in the original sense of the term, as a pluralist and critical approach to the study of capitalism. In doing so it challenges the sense of economics as a discipline, separate from the other social sciences, aiming instead to combine economic knowledge with various other disciplinary approaches. This is a response to recent critiques of orthodox economics, as immune to interdisciplinarity and cut off from historical and political events. At the same time, the authority of economic experts and the relationship between academic research and the public (including, but not only, public policy-makers) are constant concerns running through PERC’s work. The first title in the series was The Death of Public Knowledge? edited by Aeron Davis.

Science fiction has long been an arena for contending economic ideas, orthodox and otherwise. In this book’s fascinating reflections the attention is repaid with interest, as the lenses of economics and critical theory are turned on science fiction’s economic visions, dreams and nightmares.

Ken MacLeod, author

 

Economic Science Fictions is an immensely valuable intervention into the critical debates around science fiction, politics and economics; a consistently stimulating and surprising collection of essays that not only demonstrate how useful it is to think of the genre from an economically informed perspective but also persuasively argues that economists ought to be paying attention to the speculative possibilities of the best science fiction. Every essay here is good, and from every one I learned things and found ways to rethink what I already thought I knew. A groundbreaking collection, very highly recommended.

Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway, University of London

 

Necessary in its time, the slogan ‘Another World Is Possible’ was always vulnerable to the riposte: ‘Yeah, well what kind of world?’ This unique volume of what might be called social-science fiction demonstrates that the left is now capable of imagining what world or worlds might replace the dying universe of liberal capitalism. It’s a rare pleasure to be able to say of a collection of essays by left-wing scholars that it’s exciting – but this one is.

Benjamin Kunkel, author of Indecision and Utopia or Bust

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A Second Target for Tommy

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The Charity Book A Second Target for Tommy is now available as an ebook (Kindle and Epub) for £9.99

The book, a sequel to A Target for Tommy, published in 2016, has been created by the writing community in aid of writer Tommy Donbavand, who having overcome throat cancer, now has been diagnosed with a tumour in his lung. As a result, he continues to be unable to do the school visits which generated much of the income he needs to support his family.

The book contains, for the first time ever, the script of a crucial scene from an early draft of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Special, Day of the Doctor, featuring the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, and kindly provided by outgoing Who showrunner, Steven Moffat. Full List Of Writers And Stories

Eye Of Orion? – Jay Eales
The Hangover Of Injustice – Andrew Lawston
The Caterpillar Room – Kate Orman
3am Eternal – Paul Castle
Nipping Out For Some Bits – Ian Potter
The Misadventure Of Mark Thorne – Andy Frankham-Allen
Wherever And Whenever – Cody Schell
From Skaro With Love! – Nick Campbell
Seasons Of War – Horde Of Travesties Prologue: The Man In The Tree – Declan May
Why Though? – Ira Lightman
The Runaway Hi-fi – Paul Magrs
Eyebrows And Fish – Matt Bright
The Xanthous Knight – Blair Bidmead
Repeat Prescription – Eddie Robson
Doctor Who: The Special – Steven Moffat
The Watcher – Nick Wallace
Collateral Damage – Matt Barber
The Envelope Please – Jonathan Dennis
The Thief Of Joy – Jon Arnold
Doctor Who And The Exile From Hell – Simon Bucher-Jones
When Iris Met Billy – Stuart Douglas
The Same Old Road – Ian Potter
Walk A Mile In My Shoes – Jay Eales
Fair – Ned Netherwood
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Order a Personally-Signed Copy of “Francis: The People’s Pope” Now!

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 08/03/2018 - 6:52am in

It’s here: the latest in my critically-acclaimed series of graphic novel-format biographies (Snowden, Bernie, Trump). Now it’s Francis: The People’s Pope!

Whether you’re Catholic or not, here’s the inspiring story of how that most unlikely of changemakers is transforming international politics. Includes a history and analysis of Roman Catholicism and Christian ethics and politics, church organization and the mess that Francis found when he became pontiff five years ago.

Order a personally-signed copy either for yourself or as a gift:

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SNEAK PEAK NEW TARGET NOVELS

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 24/02/2018 - 5:11am in

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The BBC has provided us with sneak peak at the recently announced new Target novelisations of episodes from the revived post-2005 series of Doctor Who.

Both former showrunners, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat, will be writing novelisations of their own episodes to be published by BBC Books, under the Target imprint, on the 5th April 2018.

The series will also see the first Target novelization of a Douglas Adams story.

Below are the covers for The Day of the Doctor and Rose.

 

New Book: Steven Shafarman’s “Basic Income Imperative”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 22/02/2018 - 7:34pm in

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Steven Shafarman has just published a new book titled “Basic Income Imperative”. The sub-title points to some of the expected results of basic income implementation, according to him: peace, justice, liberty and personal dignity. Shafarman, author of three other books (Awareness Heals, Healing Politics and We The People), defends the basic income concept in this new book, in an approach

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New Book of Essays in Honor of Roncaglia

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 21/02/2018 - 3:41am in

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Director of Research Jan Kregel is one of the editors and contributors for a new collection of essays devoted to the work of Alessandro Roncaglia:

Classical Economics Today: Essays in Honor of Alessandro Roncaglia is a collection of essays that pays tribute to Alessandro Roncaglia whose research is based on Schumpeter’s dictum that good economics must encompass history, economic theory and statistics, and therefore does not generally take the form of elegant formal models that are applicable to all and everything. In this direction, Roncaglia is inspired by the Classical economists of the past and becomes a model for present-day Classical economists. A perceptible family air imbues the essays: all the contributors are friends of Roncaglia and see his personality and his interests as a common point of reference.

View the table of contents below the fold:

The Reconstruction of an Alternative Economic Thought: Some Premises, Salvatore Biasco;

Reflections on Unity and Diversity, the Market and Economic Policy, Jan Kregel;

Ending Laissez-Faire Finance, Mario Tonveronachi;

Democracy in Crisis: So What’s New?, Michele Salvati;

The Democracy of Ideas: J. S. Mill, Liberalism and the Economic Debate, Marcella Corsi and Carlo D’Ippoliti;

Turgot and the Division of Labor, Peter Groenewegen;

Agricultural Surplus and the Means of Production, Gianni Vaggi;

The Role of Sraffa Prices in Post-Keynesian Pricing Theory, Geoffrey Harcourt;

Classical Underconsumption Theories Reassessed, Cosimo Perrotta;

On the “Photograph” Interpretation of Piero Sraffa’s Production Equations: A View from the Sraffa Archive, Heinz D. Kurz and Neri Salvadori;

On the Earliest Formulations of Sraffa’s Equations, Nerio Naldi;

Normal and Degenerate Solutions of the Walras- Morishima Model, Bertram Schefold;

Trading in the “Devil’s Metal”: Keynes’s Speculation and Investment in Tin (1921–46), Maria Cristina Marcuzzo and Annalisa Rosselli;

The Oil Question, the Prices of Production and a Metaphor, Sergio Parrinello;

Europe and Italy: Expansionary Austerity and Expansionary Precariousness, Davide Antonioli and Paolo Pini;

Adam Smith and the Neophysiocrats: War of Ideas in Spain (1800–4), Alfonso Sánchez Hormigo

New Book of Essays in Honor of Roncaglia

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 21/02/2018 - 3:41am in

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Director of Research Jan Kregel is one of the editors and contributors for a new collection of essays devoted to the work of Alessandro Roncaglia:

Classical Economics Today: Essays in Honor of Alessandro Roncaglia is a collection of essays that pays tribute to Alessandro Roncaglia whose research is based on Schumpeter’s dictum that good economics must encompass history, economic theory and statistics, and therefore does not generally take the form of elegant formal models that are applicable to all and everything. In this direction, Roncaglia is inspired by the Classical economists of the past and becomes a model for present-day Classical economists. A perceptible family air imbues the essays: all the contributors are friends of Roncaglia and see his personality and his interests as a common point of reference.

View the table of contents below the fold:

The Reconstruction of an Alternative Economic Thought: Some Premises, Salvatore Biasco;

Reflections on Unity and Diversity, the Market and Economic Policy, Jan Kregel;

Ending Laissez-Faire Finance, Mario Tonveronachi;

Democracy in Crisis: So What’s New?, Michele Salvati;

The Democracy of Ideas: J. S. Mill, Liberalism and the Economic Debate, Marcella Corsi and Carlo D’Ippoliti;

Turgot and the Division of Labor, Peter Groenewegen;

Agricultural Surplus and the Means of Production, Gianni Vaggi;

The Role of Sraffa Prices in Post-Keynesian Pricing Theory, Geoffrey Harcourt;

Classical Underconsumption Theories Reassessed, Cosimo Perrotta;

On the “Photograph” Interpretation of Piero Sraffa’s Production Equations: A View from the Sraffa Archive, Heinz D. Kurz and Neri Salvadori;

On the Earliest Formulations of Sraffa’s Equations, Nerio Naldi;

Normal and Degenerate Solutions of the Walras- Morishima Model, Bertram Schefold;

Trading in the “Devil’s Metal”: Keynes’s Speculation and Investment in Tin (1921–46), Maria Cristina Marcuzzo and Annalisa Rosselli;

The Oil Question, the Prices of Production and a Metaphor, Sergio Parrinello;

Europe and Italy: Expansionary Austerity and Expansionary Precariousness, Davide Antonioli and Paolo Pini;

Adam Smith and the Neophysiocrats: War of Ideas in Spain (1800–4), Alfonso Sánchez Hormigo

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