Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, who died this week, turned GE into a private equity company. He was celebrated as the “manager of the century” for ruthlessly exploiting workers and their communities and promoting an economic model that increasingly appears to be incompatible with continued human civilization.
Stephen Maher is assistant editor of the Socialist Register.
We need to challenge the logic of capital. Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act only further entrenches it.
Jeff Immelt’s resignation as CEO of General Electric shows that we cannot think of industry as finance’s opponent.
The Left shouldn't counter the logic of "Make America Great Again" with nostalgia for an idealized liberal democracy.
Hillary Clinton's finance reforms wouldn't rein in Wall Street. Finance and global capitalism are inseparable.
Mad Max dramatizes a clash of civilizations, in which the West must win out over everyone else.
An unrepentant whitewash of murder and occupation, American Sniper shouldn’t be up for any Oscars tonight.
Inherent Vice brilliantly depicts how neoliberalism co-opted the counterculture.
The Making of Global Capitalism marks the start of a project to construct a new historical materialist analysis of the American empire and the world system it oversees.