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The TPP is dead: Time to transform the food system

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 02.15.2017 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

Donald Trump just killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The United States was to be the largest partner in a treaty that attempted to bring 40% ...

Did someone just say "Industrial Policy?"

Stan Sorscher | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

Let's take a breath and step back from our circus-like introduction to the Trump era. A few weeks ago, we were trying to decode voters' messages in ...

Déjà vu All Over Again: The GOP Prepares to Make the Rich Even Richer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

As the Republican Congress begins to execute its latest attack on poor and middle class Americans (the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; cuts in educ...

Trump's inauguration ushers in 2017, the year of the strongman

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Oliver Stuenkel, Fundação Getúlio Vargas Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20 exemplifies a phenomenon that is likely...

Donald Trump and the "F" Word

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Is Trump a fascist? When are we justified in using the "f" word to describe a right-wing politician or movement that we legitimately find frightening?

Restoring Trust After Our "Free Trade" Charade Ends

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

The 2016 elections threw a bucket of cold water into the face of free-trade orthodoxy. It's no surprise that voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Penn...

2017: The Battle Over The Possible

Andrea Brower | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Andrea Brower

On November 8th we were issued a sobering historical reminder that social change is often not slow, incremental, or small at all. As rightful anger an...

Trump - A Neoliberal Operating System Failure

Michael Pirson | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Michael Pirson

On 11/9 the world woke up to a blue screen error, or better yet, a red screen error.

Is This The Death Of The Democratic Party? The Death Of The Liberal Media? And By The Way, Bernie Would Have Won

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Anis Shivani

There have always been two narratives about this election. One predicted what actually happened in the end, while the other missed the boat completely.

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative

Mark Schuller | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

Well-meaning people have either emailed or texted me over the past couple of days, with some variant of "how are things going in Haiti?"

Puerto Rico Reels From 3-Day Blackout

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

Sleep cooled by air conditioning or electric fans in tropical temps of 80-plus degrees Fahrenheit became a sudden luxury over the weekend in this Caribbean country, now known as much for its debt crisis as for its salsa music.

Will The IMF Become Irrelevant Before It Changes?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.30.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

It's nice to see that a few IMF economists finally recognize some of the failures of neoliberalism. In recent years there has been some other research at the Fund that acknowledged major mistakes.

College Presidents As Stewards Of Democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Harry Boyte

America is in great need of leaders who rise above everyday routines and bitter controversies to become stewards of democracy. I have come to believe presidents, among others, can take on this role.

The New European Hegemony; Or, Dispatches From The Neoliberal Front

Creston Davis | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Creston Davis

The main concern is that the Brexit has focused on xenophobia and one fears the rise of the far right not only in the UK but all over Europe; indeed all over the globe. But is nationalism what kills the European dream or is it rather the neoliberal European Union that creates and nourishes a quickly awakening fascism?

The Age Of Disintegration

Patrick Cockburn | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Patrick Cockburn

We live in an age of disintegration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Greater Middle East and Africa. Across the vast swath of territory between Pakistan and Nigeria, there are at least seven ongoing wars -- in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and South Sudan. These conflicts are extraordinarily destructive.

Reclaiming The UK Media

Jyoti Mann | Posted 06.27.2016 | Media
Jyoti Mann

Further encouraging services of public interest and duty, the group are pressing to ensure the BBC acts in favour of the public, not profit and to consider secure and transparent long-term sources of funding. Of equal importance to the coalition and of great public interest is for the government to implement Lord Justice Leveson's proposals in full.

How Bernie Sanders' Revolution Can Win, Even Without Him

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Senator Bernie Sanders claimed his campaign would build a political revolution. It turns out there's a plan for how that can happen. Photo courtes...

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Brexit, Extortion And The Path To Reform

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.21.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

There is a Mafia-like quality to the threats emanating from EU officials, who are acknowledged to be contemplating how much punishment they can mete out to the UK if the people should dare to vote the wrong way.

Michael Moore Invades Britain with his Newest Film

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Sophia A. McClennen

Revolutionary documentarian Michael Moore took his latest film on the road to the UK this week. Oscar shortlisted, "Where to Invade Next" premiered in...

Trump's Taxes, Hillary's Transcripts, Bernie's Truth Telling

Les Leopold | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Voters are fed up with runaway inequality and the policies which foster it. The super-rich have created a rigged economic system. We are being financially strip-mined by economic elites.

IMF Economists Discover Some of the Big Failures of Neoliberalism: About Time

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has gotten some attention in the past week for the publication of an unusual article in its quarterly magazine, Finance and Development.

Election 2016: The First of Many Referenda on Neoliberalism

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

Directing public money to private organizations to look after the common good is a story as old as the American republic, and a practice inherited from colonial times.

The Battle for the Soul of American Higher Education

Aviva Chomsky | Posted 05.22.2016 | College
Aviva Chomsky

Clearly, university administrators prefer student demands that can be coopted or absorbed into their current business model. Allowing the prevailing culture to define the parameters of their protest has left the burgeoning Millennial Movement in a precarious position.

Democratic Primaries in the Shadow of Neoliberalism

David Coates | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
David Coates

Across the Democratic coalition as a whole, the last seven years have witnessed the increasing presence in the progressive policy debate of two linked but competing lists of policy preferences.

The Media of the Ultra-rich: First Greece Next USA

Creston Davis | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Creston Davis

I spent 9 months in Greece last year when I witnessed the rise of the political party Syriza. It was the first time in modern European history that a left leaning party rose to national power.