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New Book By David M. Kotz: The Rise and Fall of Neoliberal Capitalism

From Harvard University Press:

David Kotz argues that the ongoing economic crisis is not simply the aftermath of financial panic and an unusually severe recession but instead is a structural crisis of neoliberal, or free-market, capitalism.

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David Fields

Critiquing the World Bank's Agriculture for Action Plan

Re-posted from the website of Food First, the Institute for Food and Development Policy. To download the full report, please click here.

The World Bank Group’s 2013-15 Agriculture for Action Plan: … 799 more words

Agrarian Studies

Regional Savings Banks and the Financial Crisis in Spain

The sovereign debt crisis that put the socialist (PSOE) government under pressure to begin an austerity programme in May 2010 in Spain started two years earlier in a crisis of the financial system. 1,094 more words

Financialization

Bourdieu, Pierre. "Acts of Resistance: Against the Tyranny of the Market" 1999.

This book is a collection of essays, speeches, and interviews which all surround and summarize Bourdieu’s views and theories on neoliberalism and France’s treatment of migrants. 1,351 more words

Neoliberalism

Vulture Landlords: an in depth interview with Desiree Fields

The crisis in Ireland’s private rented sector keeps gathering steam, and recent additional regulations introduced by Alan Kelly are not going to make much of a difference. 2,005 more words

Resistance

The Bernie Sanders Mandate on the Eve of the Iowa Caucus

Tomorrow night, the Sanders “can you spare three dollars for a ‘political revolution’?” machine faces off against the Clinton “I’ll take you to dinner and give you a signed copy of my book” machine. 759 more words

Politics

Les Leopold on runaway inequality

I grew up and spent my early working years in the golden age of capitalism, which was from 1945 to 1976.  Almost anybody—as least, any white American man—who was willing to work could get a decent job sufficient to support a family. 1,038 more words

Economy And Business