A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

George Monbiot The Guardian It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLean’s new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, is to see what was previously invisible. The history professor’s work on the subject began by … More A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

Union membership figures plunge. And the future looks worse | Greg Jericho | Comment is free | The Guardian

Penetration of union membership is now down to 13.8% and is even lower among young workers. The unions have a big job on their hands to stay relevant Source: Union membership figures plunge. And the future looks worse | Greg Jericho | Comment is free | The Guardian

Renzi budget has business ‘dreaming’ and unions worried – English – ANSA.it

Renzi budget has business ‘dreaming’ and unions worried – English – ANSA.it. CGIL and FIOM metalworkers rally for jobs Redazione ANSA Rome 14 October 2014 (ANSA) – Rome, October 14 – Italy’s employers on Tuesday hailed Premier Matteo Renzi’s forthcoming 2015 budget bill as a dream come true while Italy’s largest CGIL labor federation slammed … More Renzi budget has business ‘dreaming’ and unions worried – English – ANSA.it

Book to read – From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization

Originally posted on Real-World Economics Review Blog:
from  Maria Alejandra Madi and the WEA Pedagogy Blog In her new book, Kari Polanyi Levitt considers the insights of her father Karl Polanyi’s classic The Great Transformation to propose a challenging discussion on the contemporary global financial crisis in the perspective of the financialization of Western capitalism. In…