A Different Strategy for Economic Renewal

Every week there seems to be more news on American trade. This past Friday, for example, the Trump administration’s trade war with China took a big leap forward – the first round of tariffs were imposed on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods.

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Making Deals: From Big City Bosses to Autocrats

There is a surprising connection between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ upset primary victory last Tuesday and the announcement of a Trump-Putin summit to be held in Helsinki on July 16th. The connection is that Trump’s understanding of politics is based on dealing with...

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To Reform Capitalism, Look to Marx

200 years after Marx’s birth, many elites have taken unabashed pride in capitalism, a term that originally had negative connotations. To make our economy more just, we must reclaim Marx’s understanding of capitalism’s contradictions.

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Latest Book Release

My latest book, Capitalism: The Future of an Illusion, explains how U.S. politics got caught in a loop that alternates between center-left Democrats and increasingly extreme-right Republicans. In the book, I argue that to exit this cycle of raised hopes followed by...

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Academic Freedom Under Threat

The academic community is global and it is diminished whenever or wherever there are attacks on academic freedom. The last global wave of democratization that overturned autocratic regimes in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union greatly...

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