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Life at Foxconn

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On October 17, 2020
Sadly, with all the problems in the U.S., the horrors of the globalized factory system are not getting any attention these days, not that they received enough attention before Trump. But the lives of people producing material for your daily consumption is still hard and brutal. It’s also sometimes quite hard to find out the […]
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Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman have been doing important work on what they call “weaponized interdependence“: Globalization has transformed the dynamics of security. In Rosa Brooks’ (2016) evocative description, over the last two decades war ‘became everything’ thanks to interdependence. Flows of finance, information and goods across borders both create new risks for states, and […]
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NAFTA and the Mexican Diet

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On December 13, 2017
As part of my goal to get 0 comments per post, on a day dominated by the defeat of Roy Moore, it’s time for a post on the recent transitions in the Mexican diet, particularly in the context of a post-NAFTA North America. This is a useful overview of the issue. But few critics predicted […]
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One of Trump’s strongest appeals to the white working class is his aggressive economic nationalist rhetoric that seeks to punish other nations for sending goods to the United States instead of having them made here. Trump doesn’t actually care about any of this of course. He pals around with capitalists, the very people who are […]
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