February 10, 2012

Nocella Co-Edits Economics Book

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Dr. Anthony J. Nocella, visiting professor in the School of Education, has co-edited, The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics, one of the first books on the philosophy of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. He worked on the project with Deric Shannon, professor at the University of Connecticut, and John Asimakoupolos, professor at City University of New York-Bronx.

With the rise of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, scholars, activists, and politicians have been looking for alternatives to the current economic system. The Accumulation of Freedom brings together economists, historians, theorists, and activists for a first-of-its-kind study of anarchist economics. The editors say they aren't trying to subvert the notion of economics—they accept the standard definition, but reject the notion that capitalism or central planning are acceptable ways to organize economic life.