Tag: Political economy
Over a year after the explosion in Beirut, Joseph Daher explains why Lebanon’s neoliberal sectarian parties are likely to maintain their hegemony.
Ashley Smith interviews Marxist economist Michael Roberts about the deeper reasons for capitalism’s contemporary malaise, the shape and contradictions of the recovery, and debates between Marxists and Keynesians about the ability of government spending to restore growth and profitability to capitalism.
Robert Ovetz critically engages Christian Parenti’s latest book Radical Hamilton: Economic Lessons from a Misunderstood Founder.
Spectre’s Ashley Smith interviewed economist Michael Roberts about global economic prospects after the corona crisis.
Geoffrey Aung discusses this month’s coup in Myanmar, the class composition of popular resistance, and how these events fit into a longer trajectory of capitalist transition.
Chris Smaje’s new book has received glowing reviews from ecosocialists. But scratch beneath the surface, and you will find a disturbing vision of the future defined by exploitation, domination, and patriarchy.
Michael Friedman on the political ecology of emerging diseases and pandemics.
What sorts of crises are emerging from Covid-19, and how should we understand them in relation to prior crises?
Covid-19 has starkly revealed not only the brutal systemic priorities of capitalism—profit-making over life-making—but also the relationship between capital and the capitalist state form. We should be attentive to this relationship in order to face a darker truth about this crisis: that it is far from an anomaly and that lacking a body blow to the system, we should prepare for a world where such crises and its effects become part of our daily lives.