Struggles New and Old: Yellow Vests, the French Revolution and 21-Century Anti-Capitalism

By Keith Mann, For over three months now in France, the gilet jaune or yellow vest revolt has mounted one of the biggest and most sustained challenges to neo-liberal capitalism anywhere in recent years. The movement has shown remarkable staying power, mobilized large numbers of people, first in rural areas and then in the capital … More Struggles New and Old: Yellow Vests, the French Revolution and 21-Century Anti-Capitalism

Claiming Too Much for Exchange

By Bill Dunn, The theories of monopoly capitalism and unequal exchange make important contributions to economic theory. They emphasize, respectively, how big companies can use their power over consumers and smaller-firm suppliers, and how rich countries can exploit poorer ones. Capitalist exchange is not a realm of freedom and equality. However, both theories continue to … More Claiming Too Much for Exchange

Global Commodity Chains and the New Imperialism

By Intan Suwandi, R. Jamil Jonna and John Bellamy Foster (originally posted at Monthly Review), Twenty-first-century capitalist production can no longer be understood as a mere aggregation of national economies, to be analyzed simply in terms of the gross national products (GDPs) of the separate economies and the trade and capital exchanges occurring between them. … More Global Commodity Chains and the New Imperialism

Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction – Polygraph Journal Open Access

Table of Contents Introduction (Jaime Acosta Gonzalez, Jess Issacharoff, & Jacob Soule) Articles: Social Reproduction in the Neoliberal Era: Payments, Leverage, and the Minskian Household (Lisa Adkins) The Two-Income Debt Trap: Personal Responsibility and the Financialization of Everyday Life (Ivis García) Three Theses on Neoliberal Migration and Social Reproduction (Thomas Nail) The Migrant Novel: on … More Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction – Polygraph Journal Open Access

The Real History of Imperialism: A Comment by James Parisot on Recent Debates

By James Parisot, The continuing debate over contemporary imperialism triggered by John Smith’s criticisms of David Harvey has been wide ranging and brought forth many important questions for 21st century global capitalism. The discussion was primarily centered around insights from Smith’s book Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century regarding questions of economic exploitation between those countries … More The Real History of Imperialism: A Comment by James Parisot on Recent Debates