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).
Unemployment is low and standard economic theory says that when unemployment drops, wages should rise. However, the latest Department of Labor report shows that even though unemployment has reached historic lows at 3.9%, wages are not rising. Why? TRNN explores the reasons with Prof. Robert Pollin
A new paper from PERI finds that there is a sizable deviation in net social wage data in the 21st century. The study’s author, Katherine A. Moos, examines possible causes-such as healthcare inflation and unemployment-and aims to explain why neoliberal governments would tolerate a growing discrepancy between labor benefits and taxation. See the paper here … More Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Net Social Wage
Thousands have taken to the streets in Iran’s largest and deadliest protests since 2009. Iranian activist Dariush Arjmandi, a member of Rahe Kargar, Organization of Revolutionary Workers of Iran, an exiled Marxist-Leninist group in Germany, says demonstrators are challenging economic mismanagement and repressive state control, not pushing the regime change agenda of Iran’s global foes. … More Let Down by Reformists, Working-Class Iranians Join Protests
As neoliberalism caused greater inequality and more poverty in Mexico ever since the 1990’s, the country’s leaders stifled press freedom and democratic rights in order to maintain power. Now Mexico has one of the world’s highest murder rates of journalists explains Mark Weisbrot.
The resignation of Drexel University Professor Ciccariello-Maher following right-wing threats and harassment is the result of a broader, ongoing right-wing campaign to intimidate progressive professors throughout the U.S., and it’s having a chilling effect on academic freedom, says Trinity College Professor Johnny Williams