Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation is a farrago of confusions, absurdities, fallacies, and distorted attacks on the free market. The temptation is to engage in almost a line-by-line critique. I will abjure this to first set out some of the basic philosophic and economic flaws, before going into some of the detailed Continue Reading
I have recently read the Andrew Rigby’s biography of Dimitrije Mitrinović, that I had found in Academia.edu and had downloaded freely and legally in PDF format. To my knowledge, it is the only biography of Mitrinović, in English, and it was very interesting for me. As the text can also Continue Reading
Here a picture I found in György Litván’s biography of Oszkár Jászi  A Twentieth-Century Prophet: Oscar Jászi. 1875-1957: I recognize, at the center, rumpled, the strange mother of Karl Polanyi, Cecilia Wohl. I suppose the father (Mihály) is the one just next to her, black-suited. On the right, I Continue Reading
“Weekend Notes” is a short movie realized by David Nadjari in 2015. It put images on discussions Karl Polanyi and Abraham Rotstein, his former student at Columbia, had between 1956 and 1959, and the latter recorded in typewritten texts. These “Weekend notes”, as he called them, are available on the Continue Reading
Here this interesting interview of Gareth Dale on savageminds.org, dated on February, 13 2017. Enjoy!
A nod to long-distance dialogue between Karl Polanyi and Friedrich Hayek, in the 9 May 1925 issue of Österreichische Volkswirtschaft or just after an article of the former, „Churchills Budgetpolitik“, is the continuation of an article from the latter, „Das amerikanische Bankwesen seit Reform von 1914“: Photo d’entête : “Hofburg-15” Continue Reading
A video that we cannot embedded here but you can see on Youtube.