Tom Palley on Trumponomics: Neocon Neoliberalism Camouflaged with Anti-Globalization Circus

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

Who Is Behind the Assault on Public Schools?

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?

Who’s behind the free speech crisis on campus?

From SocialistWorker.org: RIGHT-WING and liberal media outlets alike are awash with stories condemning student protesters for attacking freedom of speech. Take, for instance, Robert Shibley, the vice president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, who writes for the Washington Post: “[T]he immediate crisis comes from one freedom’s most ancient enemies: the angry mob.” … More Who’s behind the free speech crisis on campus?

Understanding Economic Development and Demolishing Neoliberal Myths

By Erik Reinert, Jayati Ghosh and Rainer Kattel, We have recently co-edited a book, The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development, which that seeks to bring back the richness of development economics through many different theories that have contributed over the ages to an understanding of material progress. The underlying approach is based on … More Understanding Economic Development and Demolishing Neoliberal Myths