Black and Latino workers in the US are more favorable to unions because they “are most like workers in the Global South,” where workers are super-exploited, argues Michael Yates, labor educator and author, whose latest book is titled Can Workers Change the World?
By Paul Le Blanc, TEN YEARS after the murder of Rosa Luxemburg in January 1919, playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht wrote in his typically stark, homely verse: Red Rosa now has vanished too. Where she lies is hid from view. She told the poor what life’s about. And so now the rich have rubbed her … More Rosa Luxemburg’s Revolutionary Socialism
By Nancy Folbre. From Verso: In this groundbreaking new work, Nancy Folbre builds on a critique and reformulation of Marxian political economy, drawing on a larger body of scientific research, including neoclassical economics, sociology, psychology, and evolutionary biology, to answer the defining question of feminist political economy: why is gender inequality so pervasive? In part, … More New Book: The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Systems
By David Ruccio, Unless we change our tune and resolve to fundamentally alter the way the economy is organized, we’re going to have to face up to the problem that’s been haunting the United States for decades now: growing inequality. And it’s only getting worse. Part of the problem stems from the increase in market … More Mind the Income Gap
Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, publisher of Feminist Economics In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) has established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams’s legacy of scholarship and activism, attend the annual … More The 2019 Rhonda Williams Prize: Call for Applications
By Thierry Drapeau, In his film The Young Karl Marx, director Raoul Peck features a scene where an anonymous Frenchman of African descent makes a heartfelt intervention during one of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s outdoor speeches in Paris. Contrasting with the crowd of laborers gathered around him, the elegantly dressed, top-hatted black gentleman briefly interrupts the famous … More The Roots of Marx’s Anti-Colonialism
By Charles Post, Marxism has had a difficult relationship with non-class oppressions like gender and race. For most, historical materialism is “race” and “gender-blind,” providing an explanation of only class exploitation. Those working in our tradition have either reduced race or gender to capitalist manipulation or adopted an intersectional approach in which class, race and … More Marxism and the race problem