Kenneth Thomas, the Middle Class Political Economist, has a series on whether Globalisation benefits the (American) middle class. His answer is that generally it doesn?t, a conclusion that I disagree with. But rather than be boring and have an argument about the details why, I?d like to point to the really important fact about globalisation.

  • Moses Ochonu: Neoliberal globalisation, the white working class and American exceptionalism
    With a new knowledge economy bearing down upon us, and with industrial automation all but eliminating the stabilities of working class industrial life, is it still realistic to hold on to the old working class dream of forging a respectable middle class ...
    11/25/2016 - 12:46 am | View Link
  • Obama’s Legacy Just Suffered A Crippling Blow
    Donald Trump rallied massive numbers of working class voters, in part, by contending that global trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the TPP were agreements only benefiting the elite and hosing the middle class. Trump ...
    11/24/2016 - 4:23 am | View Link
  • The American economic dream has to be all-inclusive
    The irony of Trump’s victory is that it was the Republican Party he now leads that pushed for extreme globalisation and against the ... President Ronald Reagan began hollowing out the middle-class and skewing the benefits of growth to those at the ...
    11/17/2016 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • The end of American meritocracy
    Middle-class whites derived no greater benefit from voting Republican ... Ignored by both parties and disproportionately hit by the downsides of globalisation, blue-collar whites fell into depression. For the first time, life expectancy among American ...
    05/9/2016 - 12:20 pm | View Link
  • The end of American meritocracy
    However, there are plenty of lower-income black and white children who do not benefit from the advantages Malia Obama or Chelsea Clinton (Stanford and Oxford) had from birth. Middle-class whites ... hit by the downsides of globalisation, blue-collar ...
    05/7/2016 - 7:29 pm | View Link
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  • Globalisation, its challenges and advantages
    Globalisation, its challenges and advantages 1. GLOBALISATION CHALLENGES AND ITS ADVANTAGES Globalization Globalization has come ...
    11/30/2016 - 1:24 pm | View Website
    “For the ills of Democracy, social movements may be the cure, not revolutions” Democracy is a form of government wherein the people directly or indirectly are ...
    11/29/2016 - 8:28 pm | View Website
    False theory. The theorists of globalisation are in disarray. For a decade they argued that the world economy had changed fundamentally. They described a system ...
    11/29/2016 - 8:25 am | View Website
  • Financial Core of the Transnational Corporate Class ...
    “In another home run for Project Censored, Censored 2013 shows how the American public has been bamboozled, snookered, and dumbed down by the corporate media.
    11/27/2016 - 2:22 am | View Website
  • Class Struggle and the American Revolution
    In the recent period, the so-called Tea Party movement has laid claim to the legacy of the American Revolution. With their tri-corner hats and abstract ...
    11/27/2016 - 12:06 am | View Website
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