Rumors of the Death of the Working Class Are Highly Exaggerated / An Interview with Marcel Van Der Linden

Workers walking on Sulphide Leach in Escondida, Chile. (Oliver Llaneza Hesse / Construction Photography / Avalon / Getty) Originally published in Jacobin, November 5, 2022 There is no “end of the working class.” According to the latest International Labour Organization (ILO) report on “World Employment and Social Outlook,” global unemployment is expected to remain above pre-COVID levelsContinue reading “Rumors of the Death of the Working Class Are Highly Exaggerated / An Interview with Marcel Van Der Linden”

Migration as Sign of Climate-Change Impact in the Global South / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Source: The African Union Mission in Somalia U.S. government programs for migrants who crossed the U.S. southern border are punitive and disjointed. Left-leaning political groupings may criticize, but they too have fallen short in conceptualizing lives of dignity for migrants in the United States. Nor do they adequately take into account adverse circumstances weighing onContinue reading “Migration as Sign of Climate-Change Impact in the Global South / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

The great inflation debate rages on / by Michael Roberts

If the major economies slow down sharply or even enter a slump by the end of this year, inflation too will eventually subside—to be replaced by rising unemployment and falling real wages. Image from Shutterstock. The inflation debate among mainstream economists rages on. Is the accelerating and high inflation rate of commodities here to stayContinue reading “The great inflation debate rages on / by Michael Roberts”

Climate change and wars / by Michael Roberts

“Climate Change” by Riccardo Maria Mantero is marked with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. As the ugly war in Ukraine drags on, with more lives lost and atrocities (apparently) committed, energy and food prices hit yet more highs. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the UN publishes a monthly global price index. The FAO Food PriceContinue reading “Climate change and wars / by Michael Roberts”

Divided World: The UN Condemnation of Russia is endorsed by Countries run by the richest, oldest, Whitest people on Earth but only 41% of the World’s population / by Roger Stoll

Featured image: United Nations General Assembly voting board for the March 2 resolution against Russia. Photo: United Nations On March 2 of this year the UN General Assembly met in an Emergency Session to pass a non-binding resolution condemning Russia’s February 24 intervention in Ukraine.1 141 countries voted for the resolution, 5 voted against, 35 abstained,Continue reading “Divided World: The UN Condemnation of Russia is endorsed by Countries run by the richest, oldest, Whitest people on Earth but only 41% of the World’s population / by Roger Stoll”