It is with a heavy heart that I announce that the pioneering political economist Samir Amin has passed. May he Rest In Power. From a Marxist perspective, Samir Amin was highly influential in contributing to the trenchant literature on imperialism, dependency theory/world-systems analysis & monopoly capital, and for coining the term Eurocentrism. Below is a … More RIP, Samir Amin (1931-2018)
By Jonathan F. Cogliano, Peter Flaschel, Reiner Franke, Nils Fröhlich, and Roberto Veneziani. From Edward Elgar: This book provides a comprehensive and rigorous, yet accessible, analysis of classical and Marxian price and value theory using the tools of contemporary economic analysis. The broad conceptual framework and methodology of Marx and the classical authors offers interesting … More New Book: Value, Competition and Exploitation – Marx’s Legacy Revisited
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).
The history of higher education in the United States has been masked by the liberal narrative of the ever-beneficent university stewarding public knowledge and providing “skilled” workers…
The questions of understanding and fighting racism are central ones for socialists in the US. At the moment, there is a set of conversations on the left about how socialists understand white privilege, and they are related to the question of where the fight against racism fits in the class struggle.
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