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  • Towards a heterodox and reflexive economics

    Towards a heterodox and reflexive economics

    After the 2008 financial crisis, the call for a more heterogeneous approach to studying and teaching economics intensified. But how can heterodoxy take up a more prominent place in economic science? A Cultural Anthropologist offers three suggestions.
  • My Airbnb home is my market

    My Airbnb home is my market

    Is Airbnb a wonderful economic alternative based on sharing and morality? Or is it simply an illustration of our labour market being so problematic that people get more creative to make ends meet? A former Airbnb member tells her side of the story.
  • My home is my (Airbnb) castle?

    My home is my (Airbnb) castle?

    In Amsterdam there are over 10,500 Airbnb addresses. ‘The easiest way for people to monetise their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.’ Why does this ‘monetise your extra space’ resonate so well? And what about the neighbours?
  • Youngsters and the new credit counter

    Youngsters and the new credit counter

    In 2011, one in eight youngsters applied for debt counselling (schuldhulpverlening), with their debts running up to €30,000. Why do so many young people have such large consumer debts?
  • Economy as pseudo-nature: what’s the problem?

    Economy as pseudo-nature: what’s the problem?

    Economists make a mistake when they make us belief that the economy is a natural force. Economy is not nature. There is no economy outside of human relations, except maybe for monkeys grooming each other. Economy is society and culture.