From Lexington Books. by Les Roberts, Malcolm Alan Compitello, Marc James Leger, Cayley Sorochan, Heather A. Vrana Marxism and Urban Culture is the first volume to reconcile social science and humanities perspectives on culture. Covering a range of global cities—Bologna, Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mahalla al-Kubra, Mexico City, Montreal, Osaka, … More New Book: Marxism and Urban Culture
Professor Noam Chomsky of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the world-renown linguist and public intellectual, delivered two lectures at UMass Amherst on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The lectures were sponsored by PERI to inaugurate the opening of Crotty Hall, the new home to the UMass economics department.
By Ingo Schmidt, We live in a paradoxical world. Much debate on the radical left revolves around multitudes of discontented groups – sometimes lumped together as the 99%, sometimes rebranded as precariat – struggling against an abstract empire and its 1% rulers. Capitalism and class – once serving as a compass to navigate left politics … More Ingo Schmidt: In the Shadow of Social Democracy – Right-Wing Challenges and Left Alternatives
By Tom Palley, A key element of Trump’s political success has been his masquerade of being pro-worker, which includes posturing as anti-globalization. However, his true economic interest is the exact opposite. That creates conflict between Trump’s political and economic interests. Understanding the calculus of that conflict is critical for understanding and predicting Trump’s economic policy, … More Tom Palley on Trumponomics: Neocon Neoliberalism Camouflaged with Anti-Globalization Circus
From Routledge. Edited by Richard Westra, Robert Albritton, Seongjin Jeong In this age of overlapping and mutually reinforcing deep global crises (global warming, mass migrations, militarism, inequality, selfish nation-states, etc.) there needs to be more realistic dialogue about radical alternatives to the status quo. Most literature produced heretofore has focused on the surface causes of … More New Book: Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems – Practical Utopias for an Age of Global Crisis and Austerity
William Lazonick, professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell, explains how rationalization, marketization, and globalization characterize the U.S. economy during the past 50 years, and how the behavior of companies and fate of American workers have changed during this process.
By Mark Weisbrot, Lara Merling, Alexander Main, and David Rosnick: This paper looks at two competing views among economists and other observers, of how the French economy can overcome mass unemployment and have a more robust recovery. One view sees the unemployment and economic stagnation of the past decade as overwhelmingly structural. An alternative narrative, … More The French Economy, European Authorities, and the IMF: “Structural Reform” or Increasing Employment?