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The wanted to make global capitalism work for the poor - better markets and voluntary codes of conduct to encourage the private sector to "do the right thing". It wasn't without its achievements, coming as it did after an era in which the poor were regarded as responsible for their own poverty. But it ...
In this future, America's turn towards corporate libertarian (racist, sexist) hellscape - and military enforcer for the titans of global capitalism - has continued to the point where the USA, after wars in Canada and Mexico, is now at war in Sweden. This is a future where the sons and daughters of the ...

The lament over a perceived lack of conservative viewpoints and representation within American higher education is nothing new. William F. Buckley bemoaned the left's ideological dominance in academia in his 1951 book, God and Man at Yale. Despite the fall of the Soviet Union, the de-legitimization ...
Pheko placed and tracked the manipulation of memory and history at the centre of what she calls “the sell-out phenomenon”, conducted and performed by the Mandela government and the ANC, in cahoots with imperial and colonial powers as well as global capitalism. Insisting that Mandela's legacy is so ...
In this future, America's turn towards corporate libertarian (racist, sexist) hellscape – and military enforcer for the titans of global capitalism – has continued to the point where the USA, after wars in Canada and Mexico, is now at war in Sweden. This is a future where the sons and daughters of the corporate ...
The term “left” now seems to imply support for the ideology of green, liberal, global capitalism. The term “right” now denotes nationalistic capitalism, with resistance to the global capitalist plans for free movement of commodities and labour. The qualifications “green” and “liberal” before the term “global ...

Data has become 'the new oil' of global economy, a new commodity to be bought and sold at a massive scale, and with this development, as a former Harvard Business School professor Shoshana Zuboff has argued, global capitalism has become 'surveillance capitalism'. What this means is that platform ...
Even after national liberation, liberalism's tight connection with capitalism blinds it to the polarisation of global capitalism, which breeds inequality and poverty for the majority of humanity that is located in the Global South. Liberation movements in Africa failed to effect meaningful social transformation that ...
He is the author of many books, the most recent of which include UK Deutscher Memorial Prize winner The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire, In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives, , Renewing Socialism: Democracy, Strategy and ...
Corbyn's run for Labour leadership brought tens of thousands of people–many of them young and anxious about the direction of global capitalism–into the party's fold, excited to not just vote for but actively campaign in support of a man who's called Karl Marx a “great economist”. In a snap general election ...
Indeed, throughout the past five years, Francis has made a point of critiquing income inequality, global capitalism, and its effects on humankind and the environment. He's praised labor unions as “prophets” and called unbridled capitalism the “dung of the devil,” a tendency that makes some right-leaning ...
At the turn of the millennium, two very different 'world-views' were published, viz Capitalism in Crisis, by Fidel Castro, and The Crisis of Global Capitalism, by George Soros. For a communist and a capitalist to agree so strongly that 'we are in crisis' suggests that something is definitely going wrong. Now, a mere 18 years into ...
A first in global capitalism, US citizen consumer credit card debt has now topped $1 trillion. For the first time in history, consumer credit card debt in America has risen above the benchmark $1 trillion measure, according to Washington DC-based online personal finance website Wallethub.com. Rev. William ...
In the end, “Enlightenment Now” is an erudite defense of the status quo and an apology for global capitalism (not surprisingly, the second-wealthiest man in the world as of this writing, Bill Gates, has named Pinker's new book his “new favorite book of all time”). Though Pinker calls himself a classical liberal, ...
That T'Challa opens up to “good” globalization but is also supported by its repressive embodiment, the CIA, demonstrates that there is no real tension between the two: African aesthetics are made seamlessly compatible with global capitalism; tradition and ultra-modernity blend together. What the beautiful ...
The opening up of China to global capitalism by Deng Xiaoping also opened up the minds of the Chinese people to the world. Many Overseas Chinese talents returned from the developed countries of the West to China, bringing with them the knowledge and culture to advance China's science and ...
The mask of cultural diversity is sustained by the actual universalism of global capital. And this new global capitalism functions even better if its political supplement relies on so-called 'Asian values'. Global capitalism has no problem in accommodating itself to a plurality of local religions, cultures, traditions.

Global capitalism's dense entanglements find a way to implicate everyone, eventually. Giant factories in the United States today can sometimes feel like ghosts. The cheap goods that they used to create still appear on shelves, even if they're now coming from Mexico or Taiwan. Many of the cities that were ...
By 2014, he had summed up the systemic character of West-versus-Rest exploitation, with a strong institutional focus, and drawing on the finest structural (including Marxist) critiques of global capitalism. His last three books deserve space in any concerned citizen's library: A History of Inequality in South ...
Trade minister David Parker said: "I am trying to protect New Zealanders against some of the excesses of global capitalism. "We think that some of the difficulties that are arising in politics around the world are driven by an insecurity of middle class citizens in their own country who feel that their interests are ...
From the time of the crash of 2008, I have been among the voices that warned of a prolonged recession (I called it New Depression) which global capitalism would not climb out of for a protracted period. Though not as serious as the Great Depression of the 1930s, thanks to new recession fighting tools ...
Yet, after World War Two the resumption of capitalist accumulation undid the New Deal and has since returned modern global capitalism to new depths of inequality. What Piketty proposes now again as a remedy proved then to be merely temporary. The reversal was itself reversed. After 1945, corporations ...
But the more important point is that Western states and their citizens are becoming increasingly alert to the need fundamentally to reappraise the value of the integrated global capitalism they have more or less promoted since the early 1990s. I am not talking about a reappraisal in light of the inequality that ...
And they understand that these are problems that poor people face worldwide. Filipino labor organizer Josua Mata argues that global capitalism is the new colonialism. He recalls a moment in the early 1990s when that dawned on Philippine activists. "We were just starting to grasp what was happening," he ...
The lion's share of the investments is being made by the Big Five: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. Given the scale of investment that it is attracting from the Big Five, all hailing from the most profitable sector of global capitalism (technology), it's clear that AI is critical for future profitability.
Maduro has touted the petro as fulfilling the late Hugo Chavez's dream of upending global capitalism away from the dominance of the U.S. dollar and Wall Street. Raising further doubts, Maduro has said that the undeveloped Orinoco oilfield will back the digital currency, creating no tangible barrels of oil that ...
Venezuela on Tuesday was set to become the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy. Officials say the so-called petro is backed by Venezuela's crude oil reserves, the largest in the world, though it hasn't released any ...
Trade minister David Parker said: "I am trying to protect New Zealanders against some of the excesses of global capitalism. "We think that some of the difficulties that are arising in politics around the world are driven by an insecurity of middle class citizens in their own country who feel that their interests are ...
"I am trying to protect New Zealanders against some of the excesses of global capitalism," trade minister David Parker said. "We think that some of the difficulties that are arising in politics around the world are driven by an insecurity of middle class citizens in their own country who feel that their interests are ...
Do the personal gains from embracing neoliberalism mandate neither extending the bounds of empathy to those victimized by domestic and global capitalism nor contemplating the possibility that this system can't be "reformed" into a humane one? Finally, nothing I've written above should be taken as a ...
Such “statism,” in Brenner's view, is obviously the only way to counter “neoliberal global capitalism.” It only needs to have a “leftist” rather than a reactionary form.12. But it is not only left-wing intellectuals who find these ideas attractive. Marine Le Pen has supported bank nationalization in the protectionist ...
While (most of) the Left desperately tries to protect the old workers' rights against the onslaught of global capitalism, it is almost exclusively the most “progressive” capitalists themselves (from Elon Musk to Mark Zuckerberg) who talk about post-capitalism – as if the very topic of passage from capitalism, as ...
The emerging narrative about failing global capitalism in crisis would go into overdrive. With the big emerging giants like China boasting massive financial reserves, and likely to ride out any storm, more power would shift from west to east. And with continental Europe still harbouring a slew of bad bank debt ...
Reich says: “Global Capitalism wants just one thing. A high return on its investment.” Of course it does. That's the whole point of Capitalism. The financiers and manufacturers at Devos are in the business of business. They are not social workers. Reich says they have not created jobs, but of course they ...
We have arrested people peacefully protesting against the Chinese president, global capitalism, and tree felling in Sheffield. Making it even easier to arrest opponents would seem a little, well... Chinese. Genuine physical violence aside, when did our politicians become so feeble they cannot defend ...
... low unemployment rates; thus these statistics will not be sufficient to salvage Trump's presidency. Over to you, Robert Mueller. Robert Kuttner is co-editor of The American Prospect and professor at Brandeis University's Heller School. His forthcoming book is “Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?” ...
A growing movement of senior business figures, economists, and powerful investors from across the globe is calling for capitalism to be reimagined so that companies everywhere serve a social purpose. The charge is being led by Larry Fink, the founder and chief executive of the world's biggest asset ...
Andreas Gursky's huge photos have made him the world's most famous and financially successful art photographer. From afar, the rows of goods that fill this 2016 picture of the Amazon warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona, conjure the ghosts of 19th- and 20th-century art, be it pointillism or geometric abstraction.
But at the forefront of all this remains the apparent contradiction of Washington's man in the White House bringing his America First policy to the very heart of global capitalism. Leading many to ask if there is a doctor in the house. For how to balance such protectionism with invitations to invest in the US ...
DAVOS, Switzerland — French President Emmanuel Macron laid claim to the mantle of leader of the free world on Wednesday, with an ambitious speech before a packed assembly at the World Economic Forum. He sought to place France at the center of a mission to revamp global capitalism while ...
Speckled with present-day politics and musings on global capitalism, “Have a Nice Day” conjures a small-town landscape of pitiless greed. A marriage proposal is rebuffed, its bearer left unconscious on the roadside while his beloved drives off with their ill-gotten loot. Earlier, we've seen the owner of the ...
Macron told a star-studded crowd it's time for a new framework to rein in the excesses of global capitalism. Photo: AP. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni , however, was less circumspect. He assailed Trump's economic policy as a threat to global growth, urging Europe to "play its own game" and fill in ...
... licence to operate from key stakeholders. It will succumb to short-term pressures to distribute earnings, and, in the process, sacrifice investments in employee development, innovation, and capital expenditures that are necessary for long-term growth". Quite something from the pinnacle of global capitalism ...
Before I go any further with this let me state that I'm not a Trotskyist, or a Leninist, or a Stalinist or a Maoist (but I might have been all of the above, with exception of Maoist, at one time or another). However, I might be a Zapatista, at least in spirit, but I'm definitely a Socialist Revolutionary (or is that a ...
In India, there is a push to drive people from the countryside into cities. The mainstream narrative implies that urbanisation is natural in the evolution of societies and constitutes progress. The World Bank wants India to relocate 400 million people to urban centres. Former Chief Finance Minister P.
The evolution of global capitalism since the end of the Cold War has resulted in the world's largest corporations growing to almost unimaginable proportions, conferring on them enormous influence on the world today, while reducing the capacity of sovereign governments to regulate corporate activity in ...
The global economic system is failing to boost living standards for average people around the world and must be reformed to ensure the benefits of growth are spread more widely, the World Economic Forum has warned. Votes for significant changes to the world order are acting as a wake up call, and the ...
“…we have the certainty that matter remains eternally the same in all its transformations, that none of its attributes can ever be lost, and therefore, also, that with the same iron necessity that it will exterminate on the earth its highest creation, the thinking mind, it must somewhere else and at another time ...
Following this, a twenty-minute second part covers 'the experts', including Saskia Sassen and Noam Chomsky discussing the crisis of neoliberalism and global capitalism. Part one is the longest and most intriguing aspect of the film, so I will concentrate on that. In the weeks that followed the referendum, ...
From the time of the crash of 2008, I have been among the voices that warned of a prolonged recession (I called it New Depression) which global capitalism would not climb out of for a protracted period. Though not as serious as the Great Depression of the 1930s, thanks to new recession fighting tools ...


 

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