Leo Panitch

GM's Layoffs Made Possible by Weak Unions, Automatization, and Bad Priorities

GM’s Layoffs Made Possible by Weak Unions, Automatization, and Bad Priorities

November 29, 2018

Prof. Leo Panitch and former auto worker Frank Hammer discuss how the GM’s 14,000 layoffs in Canada and the US are made possible by the weakening of unions, outsourcing, and misdirected production priorities

UK Labour Alarms Elites With Plan to Democratize Workplace, Public Ownership

UK Labour Alarms Elites With Plan to Democratize Workplace, Public Ownership

September 24, 2018

The UK Labour Party has unveiled proposals for what it calls the “greatest extension of economic democratic rights that Britain has ever seen.” The plan includes transferring a portion of company shares to workers and giving them a third of seats on company boards, and expanding public ownership of water and other utilities. We speak…

Obama Joins Club of the Super-Rich – Defends Global Capitalism in Lecture

August 1, 2018
Prof. Leo Panitch and Paul Jay discuss Obama’s Mandela lecture; Obama wants the impossible - a world where the super-rich give up “a little” and there is no massive inequality

Reality Asserts Itself - Leo Panitch

March 15, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch says it’s a dilemma that the gradualism of European social-democracy and attempts at a more radical transformation have so far both failed; Panitch says a first step towards democratizing the economy is to make finance a public utility – with host Paul Jay

Confident Corbyn Puts Tories on Notice at Labour Party Conference

September 28, 2017

Corbyn’s message is shifting the ground of British politics says Labour scholar Leo Panitch

Corbyn Lost Labour Party Elites, But Won Over Voters

June 10, 2017

“Corbyn has proven that there is a way forward for the Labour Party,” says Leo Panitch, a professor at York University–but it isn’t the future the Blairites envisioned