The Making of Global Capitalism

The Making of Global Capitalism

The Political Economy of American Empire

Book - 2013
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The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive markets. Globalization had appeared to be the natural outcome of this unstoppable process. But today, with global markets roiling and increasingly reliant on state intervention to stay afloat, it has become clear that markets and states aren't straightforwardly opposing forces.

In this groundbreaking work, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin demonstrate the intimate relationship between modern capitalism and the American state. The Making of Global Capitalism identifies the centrality of the social conflicts that occur within states rather than between them. These emerging fault lines hold out the possibility of new political movements that might transcend global markets.
Publisher: London :, Verso,, 2013
Edition: Paperback edition
ISBN: 9781781681367
Branch Call Number: ANF 330.122097 PAN
Characteristics: x, 470 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Gindin, Sam - Author


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Sep 11, 2014

To those who are confused - - and they certainly have financed and published much misinformation to confuse us - - about globalism, it is simply the expansion of the global market access to benefit the Transnational Capitalist Class, while further destroying the rights and wages of the world's workers. As wages have dropped and stagnated in the USA, with a shrinking jobs base, the elites have sold more and more to foreign markets, playing the global economic spread. Whether GM or GE, the majority of their sales are now overseas. Of course, this is a fraudulent game of diminishing returns, but sociopaths have little to no future sense. [Where they come up with these so-called competitive markets boggles the mind, and their lack of proof. For further enlightenment, try reading the WTO's Financial Services Agreement sometime.]

Jun 11, 2013

These guys are trying to do what P.J. Cain and A.G. Hopkins did so briliantly with the historical multi-volume treatise on the financial empire of Great Britain.

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