Welcome to Capital Futures

Maintained by Robert Hockett


Public Finance for Perpetual
Public Progress

Welcome to Capital Futures, a Site dedicated to Financially Engineering Ever More Just and Remunerative, Labor-Owned Modes of Production and Distribution in the Spirit of Hamilton, Hilferding, Lincoln, List, Luxemburg, Marx, Perkins and Wicksell, Among Other Heroes of Human Emancipation.


Publications Catalogue

Columns, OpEds, Occasional Journalism

I'm no Marx or Keynes, but like them I do try to accompany most of my scholarly, policy advocacy, and legislative work with more accessible journalistic companion pieces. Here are some of my regular columns for Forbes, The Hill, FT, and Huffington Post, along with other occasional journalism.

Image: Ben Franklin at his printing press, 18th century Philadelphia

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal initiative begun in 2018 marked the beginning of a return to ambitious public-private coordination in the cause of rebuilding the American economy along more just, productive, and sustainable lines. Hockett worked with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her team from the start on the GND Resolution introduced to Congress in early 2019, then on the initiative's finance plan as well as much follow-up legislation found in the 'Legislation' Module of this site.

Image: Cover Art for Hockett's 'Financing the Green New Deal: A Plan of Action and Renewal

Posthumous Mentors

Karl Marx
Karl Marx

Karl Heinrich Marx FRSA was a German philosopher, political-economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist, critic of political economy, and socialist revolutionary. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the four-volume Das Kapital. No intellect of which I'm aware has equalled his, and no human being has given or sacrificed more for the cause of comprehensive human liberation than Karl and Jenny Marx, my 'hero-couple' since secondary school.

Edward Conze
Edward Conze

Edward Conze, best known today as an eminent scholar of Buddhism, began as a Marx-inspired dialectical logician. His ‘The Principle of Noncontradiction’ (1932) was decades ahead of its time.

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