Margaret Thatcher

Has Anglo-America Capitalism Run Out of Strategies?

March 25, 2014
On the 30th anniversary of the UK miners’ strike, George Irvin discusses the rise of inequality in Britain and the US since the 1970s

Tony Benn Saw Socialism as the Culmination of Democratization

March 18, 2014
Leo Panitch on the death of Tony Benn: He conceived the need to democratize the state as the precondition for democratizing the economy

Hot Money & Cross Border Finance: The Experience of Iceland

November 18, 2013
In this two part series, Robert Wade talks about unregulated finance as a source of instability specifically the experience of Iceland and how the country’s attempt to turn itself into an international financial center in the middle of the North Atlantic viciously imploded.

Thatcher Forged an Alliance Between Neo-liberalism and Neo-conservatism

April 10, 2013

Thatcher used her popularity from the Falklands war to push right-wing economic reform, leading to increased inequality

Social Security Reform

April 8, 2013
Bob Pollin: Costs of Social Security and Medicare have nothing to do with rise in fiscal deficit

Thatcher Gave More Power to Finance

April 8, 2013

Michael Hudson: Thatcher deregulated banking and made London the center of speculation and financialization

Mutual Interest Hidden Beneath Apple and Samsung Legal Struggle

March 17, 2013

Both companies benefit from turning patents into a bulwark against innovation, the general public pays the price when two corporations divide the market between them

Reining in Finance and the Struggle Over UN Agency's Mandate

September 23, 2012
Pt 2. Heiner Flassbeck [Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development]: Governments must  intervene with policy that pushes wages up in line with productivity or global recession will deepen