Articles in class & inequality tagged with neoliberalism

C. P. Chandrasekhar Jayati Ghosh

Financial globalization was supposed to spur development. Instead, it transfers money to the global North and exacerbates existing inequalities.

Prabhat Patnaik

The neofascist assault on democracy is a last-ditch effort on the part of neoliberal capitalism to rescue itself from crisis. The only solution is a decisive retreat from globalized finance.

Macabe Keliher

Markets have played a central role in the country’s explosive development since the 1980s. But as GDP rose, inequality has soared—a stark turn away from earlier socialist ideals.

Gerald Epstein Robert Pollin

Mainstream economics ignores the massive government interventions that “free market” capitalism requires.

Gianpaolo Baiocchi H. Jacob Carlson

The American Jobs Plan mirrors past efforts at affordable housing that contributed to our problems and failed Black Americans. We need to take housing out of the private market.

David Barsamian Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky on his new book, the Capitol coup attempt, 2020 unrest, and the prospects for progress under Biden.

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Neil Fligstein Steven Vogel

The government—not the market—is the only viable solution to some of our greatest challenges.

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Kevin P. Donovan

Working people are forever kept on the brink of going broke. More than higher wages and better job security, a just economy requires giving them the power to choose and create their own futures.

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Julie Kohler

Neoliberalism rests on the myth that “good” families can provide for their own without public support. COVID-19 may finally change all that.

Brishen Rogers

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our labor markets just as much as the fragility of our public health and welfare systems. As we take the economy out of its induced coma, we should ask what kinds of jobs we want and need.