A few travel days ahead. So, few if any posts until I return. . .
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I’m scheduled to be live for an hour on the BBC program Business Matters this coming Monday—7 PM in Chicago, 8 PM in the East, and 1 in the morning GMT.
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This past weekend at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the organizers of Surplus, Solidarity, Sufficiency (the eighth in the series of international conferences sponsored by the journal Rethinking Marxism), graciously put together a symposium on my book, Development and Globalization: A Marxian Class Analysis.
One of the participants was Adam David Morton (second from the left in the photo above), who posted some of his comments on his own quite wonderful blog, For the Desk Drawer.
How does one begin to evaluate and assess Development and Globalization by David Ruccio, a book of over 400 pages and 16 chapters, spanning output across more than 20 years of publications? My main point was to articulate the argument that the book is indispensable reading for class in the twofold sense that this phrase can be read. First, as indispensable reading for class in that key chapters in the book shape my classrooms on political economy across the span of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research. Second, as indispensable reading for class in delivering a Marxist social class analysis of planning, development and globalisation at a time when many in and beyond the academy are consciously engaged in expunging class as an aspect of radical political economy.
Note: Thanks to Cathy Mulder for the photo of the session.
Sorry! In the absence of my computer, I’ve been trying to keep up by using WordPress on the iPad. Well, to make a long story short, it just doesn’t work. It’s cumbersome and it reports “upload failed” when the post has been there the entire time. Hence, the multiple postings of the same thing. Argh!
Just a few more days. . .
It’s been raining pretty much nonstop since the middle of May. . .
The epic, relentless downpours dumped more than a foot and a half of rain on many parts of the state within two months. That’s an unprecedented amount for Vermont. It normally takes six or seven months to accumulate that much precipitation.
The results are far-reaching and ongoing. Every day, road crews pour more gravel on the edges of dirt roads where flowing water has cut away the roadbeds. Corn plants sit limp and yellow in ponds that should be green farm fields by this time of year. Mosquitoes breed in the pools of water.