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Peter Fleming
Professor of Business and Society, Cass Business School, City, University of London

Peter Fleming's latest book is The Death of Homo Economicus (Pluto Press, 2017), which explores the seemingly endless death throes of neoliberal capitalism and its implications for envisaging a better future. He also writes for The Guardian, the BBC and The Financial Times

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Essay/
Economics
What is human capital?

Human capital theory was invented as an ideological weapon in the Cold War. Now it is helping to Uberise the world of work

Peter Fleming