In this episode, we sat down with Christian Parenti to discuss climate change and our current political and economic landscape.
We asked Parenti what it was like to straddle the realm between academia and journalism; prospects of climate catastrophe; climate change and climate justice; and the role of both politics and the state in any real solutions for a way forward.Read more
Left Out, a monthly podcast produced by Michael Palmieri, Dante Dallavalle, and Paul Sliker, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left.
In this episode, we speak with David Harvey about his latest book, Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason, as well as what the Left most focus on to effectively organize for a better economy and society.Read more
In a new book, Richard V Reeves worries that the top echelons of the U.S. middle class—those earning over $120,000—are separating from the rest of the country, and pulling up the drawbridge behind them. But Reeves needs to take another look at what’s going on: what about the people who produce but do not share in the surplus—or, for that matter, have any say in what happens to the surplus?Read more
A rational society would not permit the amount of money one has to spend for housing to be the criterion for access to housing. The fight against gentrification as rents soar in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles shows us why affordable housing should be provided for all.Read more
"A sovereign currency issuer like the UK Government (or the US Government) has no physical limits on how much money it can create and spend. This is by definition and not a matter of opinion."
Patricia Pino explains how the UK general election exposed the ignorance of politicians and the general public around the subject of macro-economics.Read more
Our friends at Sustainable Human recently created a short video featuring Professor Wolff, where he compares capitalism to feudalism and slavery, and explains how a more democratic economic system is possible.Read more
Unmistakable signs point to the fact that the mass of US citizens are economically, socially, and psychologically in bad shape. Dr. Harriet Fraad breaks down the economic, social and emotional conditions, and how they relate to each other.Read more
What most of us have long believed about how the economy works is based on a set of fundamental myths, supported by a series of inappropriate and misleading metaphors, from which it is difficult to escape. The emotional investment we have made in these myths has allowed for levels of unemployment, underemployment, inequality and relative poverty which would have seemed incredible a generation ago.Read more
Instead of constantly focusing on the symptom, i.e. Trump and his cabal, we need to ask ourselves as philosopher Henry Giroux does, “What kind of society produces Donald Trump?” or more specifically, ‘What kind of person embraces this kind of budget?’Read more