Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, shows that the upward redistribution of income in the U.S. over the last four decades was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather it was the result of conscious policies that were designed to put downward pressure on the wages of ordinary workers while protecting and enhancing the incomes of those at the top.
Source: Dean Baker: Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer
Christina Heatherton opens her book Arise!: Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution with a discussion of rope. She begins her tale with a
Source: The Globalization of the Revolutionary Will – CounterPunch.org
Clothing and footwear manufacturing is characterised by a globalised “value chain”, in which each phase of production is concentrated in a different region.
Source: Inside the global garment industry | Red Flag
Present, all too present, on the earth, capitalism is not present to it. It is global.
Source: Where is capitalism? | MR Online
The ‘West’ is not just a term, but also a concept that acquires new meanings with time. To its advocates, it can be analogous to civilization and
Source: The New Schism: Will the Idea of the ‘West’ Survive the Scourge of the Russia-Ukraine War? – CounterPunch.org