neoliberalism

Brazil's Presidential Election is Part of a 'Global Reactionary Cycle'

Brazil’s Presidential Election is Part of a ‘Global Reactionary Cycle’

October 10, 2018

With the near first-round election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil last Sunday, the country is on the precipice of a neoliberal neofascism, which fits into a very dangerous larger global cycle towards the right, says Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Contrary to Popular Belief, IMF Continues to Push Neoliberalism on Countries' Agricultural Policies

Contrary to Popular Belief, IMF Continues to Push Neoliberalism on Countries’ Agricultural Policies

October 7, 2018

Economics Prof. Lawrence King discusses the new PERI report on loan conditionalities that the IMF imposes when it provides loans and that interfere with food production and encroach on the sovereignty of states battling poverty

Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization

August 13, 2018

If voters approve the amendment on the November ballot, Baltimore will be the first major city in the U.S. to pass such a ban

Trump’s Trade War with China: Undermining China’s Dependence on Neoliberalism

August 13, 2018

The unexpected ascension of Donald Trump to the US presidency caught the Chinese leadership off guard and his launching of a trade war against China is undermining its strategy for global dominance, argues Prof. Minqi Li

Obama on Globalization: A Success Story

August 7, 2018

Barack Obama’s Nelson Mandela speech praised globalization and market-based solutions for their role in lifting one billion people out of poverty. But is this true? For example, half of this poverty reduction is traceable to China’s economic growth. And inequality has only grown, as Obama even admits. Paul Jay and Heiner Flassbeck take apart Obama’s…

Turkey’s Erdogan Allies with Fascists for Election, Repressing Leftists and Kurds

June 18, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formed a coalition with the fascist party MHP for the upcoming snap election. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with scholar Baris Karaagac about Turkey’s economic ills, the AKP’s neoliberal nationalist policies, and the repression of the HDP, leftists, and Kurds

Argentina Turns to IMF, Despite Already Implementing a Neoliberal Program

May 10, 2018

President Mauricio Macri of Argentina is negotiating a $30 billion credit line with the IMF. The currency is devaluing rapidly and the government introduced a 40% interest rate to stop the slide. Now it turns to the IMF – as a cover for even harsher neoliberal measures? We speak to CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

French Unions & Students Mobilize Against Reforms: Another May ’68?

May 4, 2018

50 years after France’s legendary May 1968, which almost toppled the government, unions and students are again mobilizing against the government. However, while the establishment celebrates May ’68, its criticizes today’s protest movement, says Le Monde Diplomatique’s Renaud Lambert

India’s Ruling Hindu-Nationalist Party Combines Fascism and Neoliberalism

April 24, 2018

RSS, the paramilitary wing of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, has its origins in fascism and Nazism, writer Amrit Wilson explains. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi has combined BJP’s Hindutva ideology with neoliberal capitalism

OECD Advises Countries to Curb Extreme Inequality

April 15, 2018

Economist Michael Roberts says the change of tone within the OECD is interesting, but there are no takers ready to implement estate taxes to reduce inequality