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Spring 2018

ZONE BOOKS

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Ivan Ascher Discusses Portfolio Society on New Books In Sociology

In an interview with Sarah E. Patterson, Ivan Ascher discusses his book Portfolio Society, which uses Marx to understand the financial market.

The discussion focuses on the arc and narratives found in Capital, and how they can be used to analyze risk, credit, and the financial market downfall of 2008. Ascher argues that we might be able to understand what is going on today by looking back at Marx’s understanding of capitalism.

It’s a delightful interview. You can listen to it here. You can read more about the book here.