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.

  • Elizabeth’s Submission to the Consultations on the Renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA)
    “What we’re facing right now – in terms of the rise of populism and divisive and fearful narratives around the world – it’s based around the fact that globalisation doesn’t seem to be working for the middle class, for ordinary people.
    07/17/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Interview: There are no rights without accountability and transparency
    Initially pushed to penury, they struggled and became middle-class farmers. Some of them were doing government ... cognitive problem in the context of market democracy and economic globalisation. This explanation reveals how the combination of those ...
    07/17/2017 - 9:25 am | 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 ...
    07/13/2017 - 8:41 am | View Link
  • American enterprises want positive China-US relations
    "Companies do continue to see opportunities in China, however, and, in particular, the continued growth of the consumer markets and the increasing sizable growth of the affluent middle class ... AmCham has reiterated that globalisation has been ...
    01/18/2017 - 7:32 pm | View Link
  • 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 - 12:42 am | View Link
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  • What Is Globalization? | Globalization101
    Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade ...
    07/22/2017 - 11:41 am | View Website
  • Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers ...
    Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year
    07/22/2017 - 8:13 am | View Website
  • The working class revolts
    Workers are increasingly caught in a cycle of insecure and unpredictable shift patterns, thanks to zero-hours contracts. This makes claiming housing benefit difficult ...
    07/21/2017 - 3:14 am | View Website
  • The iron law of oligarchy
    Donald Trump’s victory has changed politics irrevocably. The age of unchecked globalisation and armed missionaries for liberal values is over. And we are entering a ...
    07/21/2017 - 1:55 am | View Website
  • Globalisation and Imperialism | Globalisation | World
    The dominant idea of contemporary bourgeois thinking is that increasing international integration of economic activity, or globalisation will lead to prosperity and ...
    07/20/2017 - 11:32 pm | View Website
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