Category: Economics

Alex N. Press: We’re Being Worked to Death by Capital

Long working hours kill more than 700,000 people per year, even as millions are unable to find enough work to survive. The irrationality of capitalism has a human price

Rod Driver: How the Rich Distort Politics

Excessive wealth distorts politics so that it does not represent ordinary people

CJ Polychroniou: Is Saving the Planet Under Capitalism Really Possible?

C. J. Polychroniou looks at the evidence and wonders if our leaders’ ever consider that capitalism is at the core of what’s causing life on Earth to vanish

Michael Hudson: America’s Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism

From today’s U.S. vantage point, that polarization is the basic dynamic of today’s U.S.-sponsored neoliberalism. China and Russia are existential threats to the global expansion of financialized rentier wealth

Robert Pollin: The Global Economy in the Age of the Pandemic and Beyond

The global economy experienced a massive contraction in 2020, with the overall global GDP falling by 4.3 percent. Compare that with the 2008 global financial crisis, which triggered a 1.8 drop in global output in 2009

Rob Urie: China Isn’t the Problem, Neoliberalism Is

Beginning in the 1970s, the American political class made decisions at the behest of business interests and oligarchs to restructure the U.S. economy in ways intended to shift the balance of political and economic power towards capital

John Scales Avery: Ecology And Economics

Humanity has reached a critical decade

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson: Amazonification Is the Future of Capitalism

Interview with Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, coeditor of The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy

CJ Polychroniou: Is Neoliberalism Dying?

A Structuralist Approach To Predatory Global Capitalism And The Challenge of Reform

Paul Buchheit: The Boundless Advantages of the Welfare State—for the Rich

Robbing the rest of us blind, wealthy Americans benefit from a wide array of tax breaks and government subsidies that are hidden behind the constant Republican blather about entitlements for the poor

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