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 professor emeritus and renowned Marxist theorist. He’s co-author of The Making of Global Capitalism, which elucidates the way the American state and empire is linked to the spread of modern capitalism.