The mushroom, Anna Tsing argues, provides a rich metaphor for life in the anthropocene. For today’s show, we speak with Professor Tsing about her book The Mushroom at the End of the World, a study in capitalist destruction and collaborative survival through the lens of the highly-prized matsutake mushroom and its winding chain of commerce. Anna […]
On today’s episode, Allen catches up with friend of the show Leo Panitch to discuss “A World Turned Upside Down?”, the 2019 edition of the Socialist Register. The volume presents a series of essays about global capitalism, neoliberalism, and the rise of authoritarian politics in the 21st century. Leo Panitch is a distinguished professor of political […]
How has the world shifted since the recession of 2008? On today’s episode, Allen explores this question with Professor David McNally through the lens of labor, neoliberalism, the global economy, and rising inequality. They end the hour with a discussion of zombie capitalism and the evolving cultural significance of the living dead as a metaphor […]
The yellow vests movement (Mouvement des gilets jaunes) had its first set of demonstrations in France on November 17, 2018. Since then, the movement has gained traction and spread throughout Europe. Some of the yellow vests’ demands include a raise in the minimum wage and the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron. But what’s going on […]
Esty Dinur speaks with Leo Panitch, professor of political science at York University and the co-editor of the Socialist Register. The 2018 edition of the annually-produced journal is Rethinking Democracy, which presents a series of essays re-examining liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism.
What’s the history of global capitalism, and how has the United States shaped global economic policy? What caused the financial crisis, and how was it able to send shockwaves throughout the world? And what should we make of trade agreements, particularly with recent statements made by Donald Trump? Our guest is Leo Panitch, a distinguished […]