By James M. Cypher. From Dollars&Sense: The year of 2019 marks a consolidation of the steady slither into extreme right-wing rule in Brazil, as long-time congressman Jair Bolsonaro assumed the presidency on January 1. This slide into the vortex of far right la-la land began when the less-than-charismatic, but steady and solidly left, President Dilma … More Neoliberalism Unchained: Jair Bolsonaro and the Rise of the Extreme Right in Brazil
By Liz Fekete. From Verso: It is clear that the right is on the rise, but after Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the spike in popularity of extreme-right parties across Europe, the question on everyone’s minds is: how did this happen? An expansive investigation of the ways in which a newly configured right … More New Book: Europe’s Fault Lines – Racism and the Rise of the Right
From Oxford University Press: Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is “boring,” said the founding father of the American right. “Devoting your life to it,” as conservatives do, “is horrifying if only because it’s so repetitious. It’s like sex.” With this unlikely conversation began Robin’s decade-long foray into … More Second Edition of The Reactionary Mind by Corey Robin: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump
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 Servaas Storm, a Dutch economist and author who works on macroeconomics, technological progress, income distribution & economic growth, finance, development and structural change, and climate change. Originally published at the Institute for New Economic Thinking website The Dutch go the polls on March 15, a few weeks ahead of the French vote to choose … More Euroland: Will the Netherlands Be the Next Domino To Fall?
St. Francis College, Brooklyn NY, April 8, 2017 The Conference will bring together the theoretical perspectives of radical political economics and the organizational experiences of those engaged in struggle on the many crucial issues confronting us today. It will, we hope, contribute to the development of an agenda that can guide all of us … More URPE Brooklyn Conference: Left-Wing Economics in a Right-Wing Political Climate