Neoliberalism

Whether it’s soccer teams or sandwich shops, financialization was there before the pandemic, only making some of its supply-chain hijacking yet another example of an impending capitalist disaster. Re-regulation must remain important as crises loom in the post-pandemic recovery.  A 2017 interview with UMass’s Gerald Epstein points to the need to...

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  • April 25, 2021

“As in the Times Op-Ed from which the book originated, the title refers to the results of studies conducted in Germany from the mid-nineteen-eighties onward, which reported, among other intriguing findings, that eighty per cent of East German women always experienced orgasm during sex, compared to sixty-three per cent of...

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  • April 8, 2021

The stuck ship does tell us something about the fragility of global trade and the flow of capital.  Fungible Space Logistics, that concept popularized by United Parcel Service is also about the spatial problems of concrete versus abstract global networks. x Everyone is talking about the big ship getting stuck...

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  • March 28, 2021

Greg Abbott searches for #TexasBlackoout blame in the state’s power utility but Texas deregulated its grid to avoid the very regulations that would have prevented this problem.  All in the name of profit. Greg Abbott now even blames the Green New Deal. 88% of Texas electricity is supplied by natural gas...

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  • February 17, 2021

As Climate Crisis returns to the new US administration agenda, negative emissions technologies (NETs) may find their implementation hindered by neoliberal financialization.   An earlier ACM story showed how Steve Keen’s critique of Nordhaus’s use of discounting climate change demonstrates that orthodox economics is incapable of accelerating innovation especially in...

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  • January 31, 2021

This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx “I have joined a family, and like all families, it's full of shit.” – Pablo Picasso on the French Communist Party. x does this mean i dont have to read it— A.M. (@spaceprole) November...

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  • November 28, 2020

K. Sabeel Rahman, President of Demos, discusses some topics that afflict the working class in general and people of color in particular and solutions. He is the co-author of the book “Civic Power: Rebuilding American Democracy in an era of crisis.” K. Sabeel Rahman speaks x x YouTube Video Watch...

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  • September 16, 2020

Trump has pimped for the fossil fuel industries because it’s still about money, just like dialing back some election promises in order to reinstate them after election day. Because the Trump recession needs to be fixed, and taking back Congress will move re-regulation back to the clean energy agenda, rather...

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  • August 19, 2020
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This week I attended (remotely) the Rethinking Economics Festival and encountered challenging pluralist discourses like a platform economy (noting that most of such work is populated by women), decolonizing the Eurocentric position in disciplines, or “fully-automated luxury communism”. I thought I’d share some resource items and make a few observations....

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  • July 26, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT), in support of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto’s (D. PR) gubernatorial campaign: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto In a moment I’m going to ask you to support our efforts to ensure that Mayor Carmen...

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  • June 28, 2020

Below is a collection of things that I’ve been saving up — including the problems of CV-19, MMT, neoliberalism, and other things relating pandemics to the economy. If there’s a point to this selection it is to remind ourselves what will happen in 2021 with Larry Summers now advising the Biden...

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  • April 26, 2020

The study of national effects is also about subnational regions as comparing NYC to California and Washington shows the relative effectiveness but also some of the problems of density. 2020-2021 will be about subnational, regional recessions. The question will be how largely blue state urban concentrations recover from the pandemic(s)....

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  • March 26, 2020

The urgency to end the Trumpian counter-revolution in one term must GOTV with the strongest party unity. Adam Serwer’s article in The Atlantic is worth your time to summarize the issues that lead to the noisy disrespect for one or another side in the waning days of the Democratic primary....

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  • March 18, 2020

Help PDA Elect A Progressive Congress In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. We need sustained support to transform American politics. Ittook decades to get in this mess, it’ll take us a while to get outof it....

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  • March 8, 2020

Big Votes Coming Up! South Carolina Saturday, Then Super Tuesday! photo: PDA’s Alan Minsky and Dr. Bill HonigmanSay, “We Want Bernie For President” In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Our Empowered Movement Is Growing All Across...

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  • February 27, 2020

We Won Nevada! Now The Hard Part Starts. photo: PDA’s Dr. Bill Honigman With Bernie And National Nurses United Nurses In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. ​ Our Movement Celebrated A Stunning VictoryNow, The Hardest Part...

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  • February 23, 2020

The NewYorker’s Susan Glasser finds a single word to describe the Trump era that really isn’t about underpants gnomes, even if it applies to most Trumpian policies, such as they are. There must be one of those long German words for all that soul-sickening worry, right? Some tortured mouthful of...

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  • December 30, 2019

Archives Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America Contacts:  Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, (818)-749-9497 Alan@PDAmerica.org Mike Hersh, PDA Communications Director, (301)-602-9388 Mike@PDAmerica.org Today, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) released a statement about Thursday’s UK General Election. Here are key quotes: Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, said, “On Thursday,...

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  • December 10, 2019

April 3, 2019   Brussels, Belgium By, Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Hello, I’m Alan Minsky, the Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, also known as PDA. Contrary to what our name might imply, PDA is not actually a part of the Democratic Party. We...

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  • April 10, 2019

photo: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez listens to a speaker as he chairs an executive committee meeting at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Summer Meeting in Chicago, August 23, 2018. (Reuters / Daniel Acker) By Alan Minsky, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America | The Nation A DNC...

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  • February 12, 2019