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Power and Productivity from the Black Death to the Rise of Neoliberalism: Extending the Polanyian Framework

Date & time
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Yochai Benkler


This event is free


Ana Gomez



Portrait of man with glasses and beard smiling with mouth closed Yochai Benkler

Join this online public lecture by Yochai Benkler (Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, and Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University).

Since the 1990s, Professor Benkler’s research and publications have focused on commons-based approaches to managing resources in networked environments. Yochai Benkler’s “commons-based peer production” describes the role of information commons and decentralized collaboration in innovation, information production, and freedom in the networked economy and society. He will share recent work influenced by the work of Karl Polanyi and extending Polanyi’s framework to cover the arc of the history of what Polanyi called “market society.”

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