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
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
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
Doug Henwood, acclaimed editor of Left Business observer, and the host of Behind the News discusses the inception of Neoliberalism and how it was a reaction against Social Democracy.
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
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).
After the Great Depression, global capitalism underwent serious reform. Why didn’t that happen after 2008? Matias Vernengo, Professor of Economics at Bucknell University, explains how a crisis can reveal that the dominant neoliberal orthodoxy is in fact based on a shaky theoretical foundation. But for new economic thinkers to capitalize on that requires a clearly … More A crisis gone to waste
By John Weeks, On 16 May 2018 in one of the committee rooms of the Houses of Parliament, MP Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party, and Anneliese Dodds, Shadow Minister for the Treasury, spoke at the launch of the Progressive Economy Forum (PEF), an organization initiated by prominent London human rights lawyer Patrick Allen. … More John Weeks: Progressive Economy Forum
By Slavoj Žižek, Frank Ruda, & Agon Hamza. From Polity Press: Marx’s critique of political economy is vital for understanding the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Yet the nature of its relevance and some of its key tenets remain poorly understood. This bold intervention brings together the work of leading Marx scholars Slavoj Žižek, Frank Ruda … More New Book: Reading Marx