Category Neoliberalism

​​​​​​​The Neo-Black Caucus

Glen Ford ​​​​​​​The Black Caucus’ “New Class”: Worthless, Warmongering Servants of Empire “The Democrats have perverted the electoral franchise of the nation’s most progressive constituency to the service of a global war machine and an all-pervasive national security state.” Hundreds of times this week, as at every yearly commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, […]

Cornel West Vs. Ta-Nehisi Coates: Confronting black neo-liberalism

Cornel West Vs. Coates: A Necessary Debate That Black Agenda Report Has Amplified Since Its Inception Danny Haiphong   … Cornel West essentially outlined the political program of the Black Radical Tradition by exposing the political emptiness of Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates has made exorbitant profit from book sales and articles for publications such as The […]

The Political Economy of Obama/Trump

The Political Economy of Obama/Trump by Richard D. Wolff US capitalism is again careening down blind alleys. Earlier it had crashed into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933 before lurching into the New Deal. After 1945 it concentrated on rolling back the New Deal until it turned sharply to neoliberalism and “globalism” in the […]

“We’re operating under a false perception and that perception really happened in 1976”

‘The only business of business is to maximize short term gain regardless of social  or environmental cost.’

The Democratic Party Must Die!

Caitlin Johnstone   For the first time in my life, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer got my hopes up. He then immediately dashed them to the floor and had Nancy Pelosi pee on them for good measure. I know, I know — I should have known better. But what’s a girl to do? He pushed […]

New Democrats

The Terrible Cost to Democrats and American Society of Ignoring Thomas Frank’s Warnings By William K. Black / New Economic Perspectives Extra Zebra / (CC-BY-2.0) This piece first appeared at New Economic Perspectives. Thomas Frank is an historian and writer.  He is also the man who tried to save the Democratic Party and our Nation […]

Cornel West: Black America’s neo-liberal sleepwalking is coming to an end

GEORGE SOUVLIS and CORNEL WEST 13 June 2016 Cornel West and Bernie Sanders. Evan Vucci/AP/Press Association Images. All rights reserved. Last year, when Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency, few believed that it would have any success. Many assumed that the public endorsement of ideas like ‘democratic socialism’ […]