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Mike Isaacson
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Introduction to Economics and Global Capitalism Syllabus
I finally did it! I have taken the plunge, and ditched textbooks altogether for my intro class. The course, which serves as one of the two introductory courses at this department, is an intro to mathematical theory in general, rather than an intro to either...

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Economics in Historical Perspectives
I have been fortunate enough to be given the privilege to teach a 300-level course in the Spring. The course, Economics in Historical Perspectives, takes students from the Paleolithic era up to the present day exploring economic history, history of economic...

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What Is White Genocide?
Drexel University politics professor George Ciccariello-Maher has come under fire from right wing media outlets for tweeting an incendiary call for white genocide this Christmas. To those uninitiated to the white nationalist underworld, any call for genocid...

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Resources for Organizing
Since the election of Trump, I've been getting a lot of people reaching out asking how to get involved in the resistance against him and his fascist acolytes. While I have on occasion been giving out the names of organizations for people to tap into, I've a...

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Political Economy of Fascism Syllabus
In the wake of the election of an outright racist, sexist homophobe, now seems as good a time as any to debut my Political Economy of Fascism syllabus. This course is designed to take students through the complex of political theories that were grafted toge...

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Political Economy of Fascism Syllabus
In the wake of the election of an outright racist, sexist homophobe, now seems as good a time as any to debute my Political Economy of Fascism syllabus. This course is designed to take students through the complex of political theories that were grafted tog...

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All Your Faves Are Problematic
One of my favorite magazines, Orchestrated Pulse, published a piece by Ray Valentine critical of the viability of lone wolf tactics in building a broader left. While I don’t dispute any of the facts presented in the article, to my mind, there are some omiss...

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Can We Resurrect the Capital Critique?
Today, I published a blog post on the NSER website in response to the allegedly earth-shattering slides uploaded by Justin Wolfers. To me, this indicates less a change in the approach to economics than it does a simple recognition that something is wrong. H...

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Sam Hyde Will Never Be Responsible For A Mass Shooting
Sam Hyde is the co-host of a questionable anti-comedy & prank show called Million Dollar Extreme and he is not responsible for a shooting today at UCLA. As with most publicized US shootings for the past year or two, neo-nazis are once again intentionally tr...

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Full Amnesty
This week, I wrote a post on the New School Economic Review blog advocating for a complete abolition of immigration restrictions. Here's a sample: From my interactions with Branko both in person and online, I'm fairly certain that he has absolutely no desir...
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