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.

  • 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 ...
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  • 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
  • What's Happening to American Democracy?
    White working-class voters who have been hurt by globalisation and free trade are the core of Donald Trump's support. Over the past 30 years, the hourly wages of workers in the US have stagnated and the middle class is no longer the country's economic ...
    03/22/2016 - 11:28 pm | View Link
  • Fading American dream: Sundar Pichai is a metaphor for a new kind of elitism in US
    Globalisation coupled with the elitism inhering in it and the privileging of a class of peoples ‘who have it’, has led to the hollowing of the middle class in the United ... for course correction. For the benefit of its peoples and perhaps even the ...
    08/12/2015 - 2:22 am | View Link
  • Does American imperialism exist?
    The US is indeed imperialist, neo-imperialist, a corporatocracy, singing the praises of globalisation, spreading the ideas ... enjoyed by USi and other First World countries by 'middle class' consumers (at great profit for the their economies), and often ...
    10/17/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Will the Republican Party Survive the 2016 Election?
    White Middle Americans express heavy mistrust of every institution in American society: not only government, but corporations, unions, even the political party they ...
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  • The Extinction of the Middle Class
    For those who retain the capacity of understanding the past, fond memories of a society that once had a vibrant middle class, conveys ...
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  • Globalisation Home Page
    30 August, 2012. Globalization Is The Number One Health Risk Facing Humanity By Thom Hartmann. In the past - diseases like tuberculosis and malaria have been number ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • A trade deal must work for America’s middle class
    The view is that trade and globalisation have increased inequality in the US
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