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globalization



  • The First Global Deflation is On—How Bad Will it Get?

    by Adam Tooze

    Worldwide, central banks are following the lead of the Federal Reserve and tightening their monetary policy. `It's unclear if policymakers have thought through the effects on employment, debt, and political stability. 



  • Jamie Martin: The Rotten Roots of the IMF and World Bank

    The roots of IMF and World Bank interference in the political and economic affairs of developing nations are found in the internationalism that emerged after the first world war, and its paternalist and racist worldview. 



  • Palm Oil is Colonialism's Continuing Nightmare

    by Max Haiven

    The extraction and trade in palm oil in west Africa has been at the center of two centuries of exploitation and violence, which stands to get worse as the Ukraine war threatens the world supply of competing sunflower oil. 



  • We're Talking about Climate Change with Outdated Colonial Language

    by Priya Satia

    The dominant climate activist theme of sacrificing in the present to protect the future is rooted in the intellectual history of economics which has driven the profligate consumption and gross inequality that threatens the planet. 



  • It isn't Just the Taliban that Ousted Americans from Asia: The End of Yale-NUS

    by Jim Sleeper

    "A deeper reason for Singapore’s expulsion of Yale is the same one that’s been given to justify America’s expulsion from Afghanistan: For all its glitter and wealth-generating capacity, American liberal capitalism has been undermining itself with manic speed, along with the civic-republican institutions, beliefs, and liberal education that have given the system its legitimacy."



  • The World the Suez Canal Made

    by Aaron Jakes

    "The purpose of the Suez Canal, from the perspective of both the Egyptian state and its European investors, was not simply to render the world more interconnected and international transport more efficient, but to extract transit fees from the ships passing through it."



  • The History Of The Suez Canal

    The Suez Canal, according to Zachary Karabell, has been a nexus for past great power conflicts, anticolonialist struggle, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Now it shows the vulnerability of global capitalism's supply chain infrastructure. 



  • The Immovable AMLO

    by Humberto Beck, Carlos Bravo Regidor and Patrick Iber

    "AMLO continues to decry the faults of neoliberalism, but his government is, for the most part, failing to build an effective alternative to it."



  • Who Gets to Govern the Global Economy?

    by Christy Thornton

    Johns Hopkins Latin Americanist Christy Thornton describes her book "Revolution In Development" and its contribution to understanding how Mexican officials fought against dismissive treatment from the world's leading economic powers as they sought a voice in shaping the international economic order. 



  • The Prosperity Hoax

    A 2020 report on global poverty suggests that the problem is getting worse, directly attacking the methodologies the World Bank has used for decades to justify global capitalism as an anti-poverty program.