Putin on Globalization, Bonehead Elites and the Ever-Shrinking Middle Class

Putin on Globalization, Bonehead Elites and the Ever-Shrinking Middle Class

Globalization is one of the great issues of our time. The erasure of national borders, the weakening of sovereign governments and the impoverishment of workers across the developed world has triggered a massive populist backlash that threatens to roll back the economic-integration scheme that places Capital at the head of a new global order. Widespread…

‘Slowbalization’: Is the Slowing Global Economy a Boon or Bane?

‘Slowbalization’: Is the Slowing Global Economy a Boon or Bane?

A group of Italians started the Slow Food movement back in the 1980s. Stay away from fast-food restaurants, they urged: eat local, focus on traditional recipes, relax, and enjoy your meal. The Slow Food movement began as a protest against McDonald’s, which opened a new franchise near the Spanish Steps in Rome. But it grew…

From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming: Globalization, Glyphosate, and Doctrines of Consent

From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming: Globalization, Glyphosate, and Doctrines of Consent

There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the ‘neoliberal globalization’ we see today. At the same time, there has been an unprecedented campaign to re-engineer social consensus in the West. Part of…