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

The Real History of Imperialism: A Comment by James Parisot on Recent Debates

By James Parisot, The continuing debate over contemporary imperialism triggered by John Smith’s criticisms of David Harvey has been wide ranging and brought forth many important questions for 21st century global capitalism. The discussion was primarily centered around insights from Smith’s book Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century regarding questions of economic exploitation between those countries … More The Real History of Imperialism: A Comment by James Parisot on Recent Debates

ILO: Global wage growth lowest since 2008, women still earning 20 per cent less than men

The latest ILO Global Wage report finds global wage growth has been weak while the gender pay gap, at about 20 per cent globally, remains unacceptably high. The Global Wage Report 2018/19  finds that in real terms (adjusted for price inflation) global wage growth declined to 1.8 per cent in 2017 from 2.4 per cent … More ILO: Global wage growth lowest since 2008, women still earning 20 per cent less than men

Call for papers on finance & power for Transnational Institute (TNI) State of Power 2019

TNI’s annual State of Power reports have, since their launch in 2012, become a must-see reference point for citizens, activists and academics concerned with understanding the nature of power in our globalised world in order to inform struggles for justice. With a mixture of compelling infographics and insightful essays, State of Power has examined dimensions … More Call for papers on finance & power for Transnational Institute (TNI) State of Power 2019

The New Postcolonial Economics with Fadhel Kaboub

Fadhel Kaboub, associate professor of economics at Denison University and President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, outlines a new critical approach to postcolonial political economy, arguing that re-gaining financial sovereignty is a crucial next step for postcolonial nations hoping to achieve social, economic, and environmental justice. We talk specifically and at length about … More The New Postcolonial Economics with Fadhel Kaboub