By Richard D. Wolff, US capitalism is again careening down blind alleys. Earlier it had crashed into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933 before lurching into the New Deal. After 1945 it concentrated on rolling back the New Deal until it turned sharply to neoliberalism and “globalism” in the 1970s. That provided the comforting … More The Political Economy of Obama/Trump
by John Bellamy Foster with a foreword by Robert W. McChesney. From Monthly Review Press: Remember that metaphor about the frog that slowly cooks to death in the pot of increasingly warm water? Leftists have used it for years to describe how people can accept dwindling health care, fading job opportunities, eroding racial and gender … More New Book: Trump in the White House – Tragedy and Farce
By Doug Henwood, If I were a debased purveyor of clickbait, I’d call this “Everything that’s wrong with America in two charts.” But I’m not, so I won’t. But still . . . Hurricane Harvey is only the latest reminder that the US infrastructure is falling apart — a situation that become more urgent as the climate crisis … More Why the United States Is Falling Apart
Steven Pressman, professor of economics at Colorado State University, delves into what defines the middle class and how it has been affected in recent years.
By Salvatore Babones. From Policy Press: After a meteoric rise, China’s once inexorable growth has come to a screeching halt, ending the Chinese dream of establishing a new tianxia (”harmonious order”;) in Asia with China at its center. In this book, Salvatore Babones provides an up-to-date assessment of China’s economic problems and how they are … More New book: American Tianxia – Chinese Money, American Power and the End of History
by Justin Akers Chacón From Haymarket Books: Aground-breaking history of the radical political movements that developed within the Mexican and Chicano working-class in the United States. Radicals in the Barrio uncovers a long and rich history of political radicalism within the Mexican and Chicano working class in the United States. Chacón clearly and sympathetically documents … More New Book: Radicals in the Barrio – Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class
Edited by Nicholas D. Hartlep, Lucille L.T. Eckrich, Brandon O. Hensley From Routledge: Capturing the voices of Americans living with student debt in the United States, this collection critiques the neoliberal interest-driven, debt-based system of U.S. higher education and offers alternatives to neoliberal capitalism and the corporatized university. Grounded in an understanding of the historical … More New Book: The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in U.S. Higher Education