By Héctor Reyes, Puerto Rico has been a U.S. colony since 1898. Arguably, the two most exacting moments for the Puerto Rican people under the U.S. boot had been: (1) the actual moment of the 1898 invasion of the Island when the U.S. placed it under direct military rule for the following three years, causing … More A New Dangerous Stage of the Colonial Plunder of Puerto Rico by U.S. Imperialism
From Haymarket Books: In The Thatcherite Offensive, Alexander Gallas provides a class-centered, Neo-Poulantzan political analysis of Thatcherism. Drawing upon Greek state-theorist Nicos Poulantzas, Gallas challenges both mainstream and critical accounts of British politics in the 1980s and 90s. He shows that Thatcherism’s success and novelty, indeed its unity as a political project, lay in the … More New Book by Alexander Gallas: The Thatcherite Offensive – A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis
By Ann Pettifor, The cheerleaders of financial and trade globalisation have long been in the ascendancy. They can be found in academia, at the World Bank and IMF, and in government treasuries. They are well represented in western political parties – of both left and right. They have advocated “more globalisation” in every country where … More The Neoliberal Road to Autocracy
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 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
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 Howard Ryan Over the past three decades, public schools have been the target of a systematic assault and takeover by corporations and private foundations. The endeavor is called “school reform” by its advocates, while critics call it corporate school reform. Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg has given it the vivid acronym GERM—the global education reform … More Who Is Behind the Assault on Public Schools?