Ep. 41: Maíz

“Mazorcas de maíz, un alimento básico en la dieta de las tierras altas, se secan en el patio de un agricultor peruano. Cuando se muele, se hierve y se fermenta, el maíz produce chicha, una bebida potente”. De The Incredible Incas and Their Timeless Land El maíz se cultiva en todo el mundo. Pero no siempre […]

Ep. 41: Maíz

China: Xi’s third term – part 3: chips, dual circulation and imperialism

Even as Xi Jinping was promising China’s Communist Party’s national congress that China would “resolutely win the battle” in key areas of technology, employees of technology companies in China and elsewhere were being told to down tools. Dozens of the hundreds of executives and engineers with US citizenship or green cards who work in or with […]

China: Xi’s third term – part 3: chips, dual circulation and imperialism

China: Xi’s third term – part two: property, debt and common prosperity

In part one of my analysis of China’s economic future, I dealt with the claims that China would slow towards stagnation because its investment rate was too high, the working population was falling fast and the economy needed to become like mature Western capitalist economies based on consumption-led growth.  I argued that the Western capitalist […]

China: Xi’s third term – part two: property, debt and common prosperity

China: Xi’s third term – part one: growth, investment and consumption

China’s Congress of the Communist Party takes place this week.  This is an important event not only for China, but globally.  The Western media have concentrated on the fact that current party leader Xi Jinping will be confirmed for an unprecedented third term as party leader and thus also continue as President of China when […]

China: Xi’s third term – part one: growth, investment and consumption

IN THE MARKETS WE TRUSST. A Brief Review of the UK Government’s U-turn in the face of the BOE’s intransigence.

the-hunt-for-truss-1Download The delusional Truss became the most short-lived Prime Minister in British history. Boris Johnson is trying to regain the Premiership. In the article I posed the question whether the populist wing of the Tory Party had been crushed or not? The answer is it has. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that Johnson will prevail […]

IN THE MARKETS WE TRUSST. A Brief Review of the UK Government’s U-turn in the face of the BOE’s intransigence.

Lula’s return to Palácio da Alvorada hangs on working class turnout

Lula is just five points ahead in the polls – and if Bolsonaro defies them to a similar degree later this month, we may see four more years of the dangerous incumbent.

Lula’s return to Palácio da Alvorada hangs on working class turnout

En favor de la simplicidad: un paradigma para la economía política del siglo 21

Alan Freeman Universidad Metropolitana de Londres RESUMEN Esta es una pre-publicación del capítulo con el mismo nombre que ha sido publicado por primera vez en Freeman et al (2001), reproducido con el amable permiso de los editores. Lo he reacomodado para uso académico como un texto por separado, con las referencias incluidas y con notas […]

En favor de la simplicidad: un paradigma para la economía política del siglo 21

Time to Completion of History PhDs in Canada

By Will Langford The report of the CHA Task Force on the Future of the History PhD in Canada is now available (in English and in French). This is the second in a series of posts by Task Force members, offering their perspectives on selected themes from the report. Activehistory.ca encourages readers to join in…

Time to Completion of History PhDs in Canada

Why has the Polish government raised the German war reparations issue?

Poland’s right-wing ruling party is using the war reparations issue to undermine Germany’s moral narrative that it has come to terms with its Nazi past, and attack the liberal-centrist opposition for allegedly colluding with foreign powers to undermine the Polish government ahead of next year’s parliamentary election.

Why has the Polish government raised the German war reparations issue?

Karl Marx’s philosophy detailed – how his work continues to influence

This excellent short summary of Karl Marx’s outlook and lasting influence was published by Newshub 5 July 2022. It was written by Christopher Pollard for The Conversation In 1845, Karl Marx declared: “philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it”. Change it he did. Political movements representing masses of […]

Karl Marx’s philosophy detailed – how his work continues to influence