The Real News Network with Professor Leo Panitch discuss Obama’s Mandela lecture, where he describes how globalization led to the politics of fear and resentment, but won’t acknowledge how global capitalism and his presidency created the conditions for it
This Real News segment with Professor Leo Panitch is worth watching for those that miss Obama (perhaps should be seen together with the reading of this piece on Mike Pence, for those that deem he would be much better than the orange cheeto).
TNI’s annual State of Power reports have, since their launch in 2012, become a must-see reference point for citizens, activists and academics concerned with understanding the nature of power in our globalised world in order to inform struggles for justice. With a mixture of compelling infographics and insightful essays, State of Power has examined dimensions … More Call for papers on finance & power for Transnational Institute (TNI) State of Power 2019
Minqi Li, Professor of Economics at University of Utah, speaks about the political economy of China and the future of global capitalism: – How can the Chinese development model be characterized? – Although economic growth has slowed down, is China still in the position to boost the world economy? – Which are the internal contradictions … More Minqi Li – China’s political economy and the future of North-South relations
By David Harvey, John Smith is lost in the desert and dying for water. His trusty GPS system tells him there is fresh water ten miles to the East. Since he believes ‘for East to West’ one should ‘read South to North,’ he heads off to the South never to be seen again. This is … More David Harvey’s Response to John Smith on Imperialism
German Historical Institute London Date: 15-17 November 2018 Closing date: 28 February 2018 Economic inequality has become one of the most contentious political topics of our time, and statistics on income and wealth disparities have come to play an increasingly important role in modern political culture, influencing public debates about distributional questions, societal self-descriptions and … More 2018 Conference on The Global Knowledge of Economic Inequality: The Measurement of Income and Wealth Distribution since 1945
By Ramaa Vasudevan, This article seeks to understand the sharp divergence in the earnings of top managerial executives in the US since the 1980s, within the historical context of the evolution and transformation of the corporate landscape through the 20th century. In particular, as US multinational corporations expanded their reach to the global market at … More The Rise of the Global Corporation and the Polarization of the Managerial Class in the US