Economics/Free Market

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Capitalism for Beginners
Lekachman, Robert; Van Loon, Borin
Book
1981
An amusing, soundly researched, and highly accessible illustrated book that tells you everything you want to know about capitalism.
A Chinese Alternative? Interpreting the Chinese New Left Politically
Carter, Lance
Article
2010
In China, the terms 'left' and 'right' or 'radical' and 'conservative' produce somewhat different associations in the popular mind than what we are used to in the West. While in most capitalist countr...
Chomsky on MisEducation
Chomsky, Noam; edited and introduced by Donald Macedo
Book
2000
Chomsky critiques the education system and discusses what education could be like in a democratic society.
Decolonization and Empire: Contesting the Rhetoric and Reality of Resubordination in Southern Africa and Beyond
Saul, John
Book
2008
John Saul scrutinizes the subjects of empire and the new neocolonialist states of Southern Africa funded by the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and World Bank. The gap between ri...
Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
Interview with Ulli Diemer
Diemer, Ulli; Orchard, Jeff
Article
1990
Jeff Orchard interviews Ulli Diemer about socialism, capitalism, life, and social change.
Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael
Book
2015
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...
Market Democracy in a Neoliberal Order: Doctrines and Reality
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1997
Noam Chomsky illustrates the importance of considering doctrine against the background of reality. He reveals that the political and economic principles that have prevailed are often remote from those...
Melbourne: WEF Meets Real World: Against The Current vol. 89
Skanthakumar, B.
Article
2000
Over 15 000 people from all corners of Australia and farther afield blockaded the Asia-Pacific summit of the World Economic Forum (W.E.F.) in Melbourne between September 11 and 13 in the latest expres...
The Myth of the Market: Promises and Illusions
Seabrook, Jeremy
Book
1990
Advocates expelling the market from all those spaces it has inappropriately invaded.
The New Protectionism: Protecting the Future Against Free Trade
Lang, Tim; Hines, Colin; Hightower, Jim
Book
1994
This book analyses the powers behind the free trade argument to present an outline of what a viable and more just future could be.
Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism
Hudson, Michael
Article
2015
Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
The Passion for Free Markets
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1997
Chomsky discusses the reasons for being skeptical of the WTO and its use as the forum for the export of American values.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
The Price of A Bargain: The Quest for Cheap and the Death of Globalization
Laird, Gordon
Book
2009
Describes a world where the economy's collateral damage includes oil spills and the poisoning of developing nations' working poor; the low wages and illegal labour practices of corporations leading to...
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Radical economics, Marxist economics and Marx's economics
Hardy, Jane
Article
2016
The major global crises of the mid-1970s and 2008-9 provoked debates among the ruling class about the best economic policies to manage capitalism. For socialists and activists the question was differe...
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Klein, Naomi
Book
2007
Klein chronicles free-market disasters of recent years and advances a theory that we are living in the age of 'disaster capitalism'.
The Socialist Register 1979: Volume 16: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
A series of essays on the state of the global economy.
The Socialist Register 1985/1986: Volume 22: Social Democracy and After
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John; Liebman, Marc; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
The Trouble With Billionaires
McQuaig, Linda; Brooks, Neil
Book
2010
The glittering lives of billionaires may seem to be a harmless source of entertainment, but authors Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks argue that such financial power not only threatends everyone's economi...
Unequal Freedoms: The Global Market as an Ethical System
McMurtry, John
Book
1998
McMurtry's central argument in this work is the global market can be an ethical thing if a civil commons is put into place. The civil commons is a economic system in which individuals, not a handful o...
Vietnam: From National Liberation to Trans-Pacific Vassalage 1975-2015
Petras, James
Article
2015
In 1975 the people of Vietnam successfully ended one of the longest and bloodiest anti-colonial wars in world-history – defeating the US, the world's biggest imperial power, after 20 years of struggle...
What Difference Could a Revolution Make?: Food and Farming in The New Nicarauga
Collins, Joseph; with Lappe, Moore Frances; and Allen, Nick
Book
1982
Reports on the dramatic changes brought by the first three years of the Sandinista revolution.
When Corporations Rule the World
Korten, David
Book
1995
Kortens' book is an examination of the growth of corporate power from its beginnings in the 17th and 18th to its entrenchment in American society in the 19th.
The X-Rated Free Market: On Pornography, Royal Spermatozoa and the Free Market
Raventos, Daniel; Wark, Julie
Article
2014
Is the pornography market the only free one? The question might seem provocative. Or a gross oversimplification. But it might also shed some light on certain points, namely those related with the poli...

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World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...