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  • The corporate social assessment: making public purpose pay
    Author: Michael BennettRutger Claassena Department of Philosophy, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UKb Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Utrecht University, Utrecht, NetherlandsMichael Bennett is a lecturer in philosophy at Nottingham Trent University. He works in the interdisciplinary tradition of politics, philosophy and economics, and his research focuses on the relationship between capitalism and democracy. He has published on topics including corporate governance, business ethics, campaign finance and epistemic democracy.Rutger Claassen is professor of Political Philosophy and Economic Ethics, at the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, of Utrecht University. He has worked on various topics in political philosophy, such as theories of autonomy and liberalism, the capability approach to social justice, property theory, and the role of corporations. He is the Principal Investigator of the ERC-sponsored project Business Corporations as Political Actors (2020-2025).
  • The financialization of US public pension funds, 1945–1974
    Author: Sean H. VanattaEconomic and Social History, School of Political and Social Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow ScotlandSean H. Vanatta is lecturer in United States economic and social history at the University of Glasgow and senior fellow at the Wharton Initiative for Financial Policy and Regulation (2023–2024). His research examines the political economy of finance in the United States and has appeared in journals including Business History Review, Enterprise & Society, and Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics, and in monographs forthcoming from Yale University Press and Princeton University Press.
  • Postal banking and US cash transfer programs: a solution to insufficient financial infrastructure?
    Author: Melanie G. LongSteven Pressmana Department of Economics and Business Economics, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, USAb Department of Economics, Finance, and Real Estate, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, USAc Department of Economics, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, USAMelanie Long is an Associate Professor of Economics at the College of Wooster (US). Her research documents social stratification by race and gender in US consumer credit markets. She explores how these gaps and other forms of structural inequality impact rates of financial distress, debt accumulation, and wealth inequality, with a focus on developments surrounding the 2008 Financial Crisis, student debt, and financial exclusion. Her work has appeared in journals including the Review of Black Political Economy, Forum for Social Economics, Journal of Economic Issues, Online Learning Journal, and Studies in Higher Education.Steven Pressman is Adjunct Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research and Emeritus Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. In addition, he serves as Associate Editor of the Review of Political Economy. His main research areas are poverty and income distribution, post-Keynesian macroeconomics, and the history of economic thought. Over his career, Pressman has published nearly 200 articles in refereed journals and as book chapters, and has authored or edited 18 books, including Understanding Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2015), A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics (Routledge, 2001; edited with Ric Holt), Debates in Monetary Macroeconomics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022; edited with John Smithin), Alternative Theories of the State (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and 50 Major Economists (Routledge, 2013), which has been translated into five languages. He is a frequent contributor to newspapers, such as the Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle, and to popular periodicals such as Challenge Magazine, The Washington Spectator and Dollars and Sense.

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