Negative views of the economics of immigration are all wrong. Far from taking jobs away, foreign-born workers have played a key role in America’s recent success at combining fast growth with a rapid decline in inflation.
In this book, writes reviewer Sharma, the authors argue that despite supposed equality, women in all classes of society are economically disadvantaged with respect to their husbands, fathers, and brothers.
3rd in three-part posting on Steelworkers Fightback reform movement in the 1970s. Brown documents issues and personalities that drove the movement of relevance today in understanding and appreciating reform movements underway today.
Presenter: Adrian Finighan, Guests: Temir Porras Ponceleon, Guillaume Long, Danny Shaw
Brazil’s president wants economic and political bloc to benefit region. Leaders from South America’s 12 nations are meeting in Brazil. Their host president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is calling for more unity and even a new single currency.
You wouldn’t know it from the widespread glorification of America’s “founding fathers,” but the years around American independence were shot through with class conflict between elites and working people. And most of the founding fathers were on the wrong side.
The Global South produces 26% more manufactured goods than the North but accounts for 80% less income per capita. The assertion that inequality is due to the lack of development of productive forces in the South thus becomes nonsensical.
This book situates the climate crisis in a socioeconomic context, showing, writes reviewer Chen, how events like big wildfires are "important signifiers of an unfolding global calamity that urges the public to challenge the status quo."
The European Union’s power sector is an example of what market fundamentalism has done to electricity networks. With the end of cheap natural gas, retail consumers and businesses are paying the price for their governments’ embrace of a shoddy theory.