By William I. Robinson. From Haymarket Books: In this critical new work, sociologist William I. Robinson offers an engaging and accessible introduction to his theory of global capitalism. He applies this theory to a wide range of contemporary topics, among them, globalization, the trans- national capitalist class, immigrant justice, educational reform, labor and anti-racist struggles, … More New Book: Into the Tempest – Essays on the New Global Capitalism
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
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