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 for our current condition.
David McNally is the Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston and Director of the Center for the Study of Capitalism. He is the author of seven books, including Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance (PM Press, 2011), Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism (Brill, 2011), and the forthcoming Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire (2019).