February 2017 (1st written 1940)
This e-publication comprises a set of five lectures given by Karl Polanyi in 1940 at Bennington College, Vermont. The first three briefly prefigure the main themes of his major work, “The Great Transformation”, published in 1944. Polanyi originally intended to include the subjects of his final two lectures, on the USA and Russia, in the book, but in the event did not do so.
This e-publication includes Introductions by PRIME’s Jeremy Smith and Ann Pettifor, and by Professor Kari Polanyi-Levitt. The original lectures can be found on the Bennington College website.