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How Did NAFTA Shift Our Politics?

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On December 10, 2021
A provocative and important new paper on the political impact of NAFTA and other free trade agreements. Here is the abstract, obviously you should read the whole thing. Why have white, less educated voters left the Democratic Party over the past few decades? Scholars have proposed ethnocentrism, social issues and deindustrialization as potential answers. We […]

Global Tax Loopholes

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On October 14, 2021

One of the single biggest problems in global governance is the mania to move money across the globe to tax havens. We are finally seeing some movement in coordinating internationally on this, which co

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For the latest LGM podcast, I was happy to interview Paul Adler, historian at Colorado College, on his new book No Globalization without Representation: U.S. Activists and World Inequality published recently by the University of Pennsylvania Press. This is a longer podcast than normal due to the deep and complex issues we get into about […]

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

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