Thursday April 24th, 2014

William K. Tabb

William K. Tabb

The Amoral Elephant

The Amoral Elephant

Globalization and the Struggle for Social Justice in the Twenty-First Century

In November 1999, when more than forty thousand demonstrators in Seattle effectively shut down a World Trade Organization (WTO) conference, we saw what may well have been this country’s largest popular protest of the last twenty years or more. In April 2000, thousands converged on Washington D.C. to express opposition to the IMF and the World Bank, and more recently, massive demonstrations in Geneva, Melbourne and Prague succeeded in bringing international attention to the issues surrounding globalization. Against the backdrop of these historic events, William K. Tabb issues a comprehensive examination of the world capitalist system at the start of the twenty-first century. He confronts the prevailing view of globalization as the steamroller against which even the most powerful nations are helpless and explains the role of the state in creating the conditions necessary for capital’s dominance.… | more |

The Long Default

The Long Default

New York City and the Urban Fiscal Crisis

Classic study of the fiscal crisis that gripped New York City β€” and much of urban America β€” in the 1970s.… | more |