Global Commodity Chains and the New Imperialism

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

Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction – Polygraph Journal Open Access

Table of Contents Introduction (Jaime Acosta Gonzalez, Jess Issacharoff, & Jacob Soule) Articles: Social Reproduction in the Neoliberal Era: Payments, Leverage, and the Minskian Household (Lisa Adkins) The Two-Income Debt Trap: Personal Responsibility and the Financialization of Everyday Life (Ivis García) Three Theses on Neoliberal Migration and Social Reproduction (Thomas Nail) The Migrant Novel: on … More Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction – Polygraph Journal Open Access

Neoliberalism Unchained: Jair Bolsonaro and the Rise of the Extreme Right in Brazil

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

The state and financialization: explaining recent European labor market policy

By Charles Umney, Ian Greer, Özlem Onaran, Graham Symon Why have neoliberal labor market policies survived the 2008 financial crisis? It cannot be because of their success. There is mounting evidence that measures such as restraining European workers’ wages are not effective ways of generating stable growth. Likewise, converting social democratic welfare states into ‘workfare’ … More The state and financialization: explaining recent European labor market policy