The word ‘neoliberal’ gets thrown around a lot, often with differing and even contradictory meanings. Here, a political economist explains the origins and evolution of this complex concept.
Non-racialism is one of the unexamined dogmas of the governing ANC, which has never fully understood how white racism functions.
The resort to armed struggle brought the Communist Party and the African National Congress much closer together during their time in exile.
New school textbooks in China focus less on the Chinese Communist Party and more on its figurehead Xi Jinping. The growing cultivation of a personality cult is reminiscent of the days of Mao Zedong.
The democratic transition in 1994 was the result of an ‘elite pact’ that changed the country’s politics, but did little to undermine the foundations of white economic power.
Rob Davies is critical of economic policy, starting with the Mandela administration. He reserves particular criticism for its macroeconomic policy framework introduced in 1996.
The wealthy textile manufacturer harbored ambitions that went far beyond the well-being of his own workforce and depleted his fortune.
The leftist Democratic Socialists of America was tiny before the 2016 election. Now, with 90,000 dues-paying members and four seats in Congress, the DSA is upending Democratic politics nationwide.
In a new book, Hiên Do Benoit looks at Vietnam’s society, culture and political and economic history, and provides us with the keys to understanding this state unlike any other..
An analysis of social media commentary about socialism versus capitalism shows that people are talking past each other, but some are engaging in more nuanced discussions as well.
At the height of Reaganism, close to half of Americans believed a phrase popularized by Karl Marx actually derived from the US Constitution. It doesn’t, but scholars have traced it to the Bible.
Book sheds new light on the evolution of the economic policy of the African National Congress, South Africa’s governing party.
Cuba stresses its programme to send doctors abroad is based in solidarity. But there are diplomatic and economic reasons too.
Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist, a potential problem for the presidential candidate. A Cold War campaign to link American-ness and capitalism helped create popular distrust of socialism.
In some ways, many of America’s CEOs are like closet socialists whose corporations offer a working model for what a socialist United States could look like.
As capitalism’s image crumbles, many of the world’s biggest companies are trying to give it new life by showing it can mean more than just making money.
Progressives are leading in the presidential elections of Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, bucking the region’s recent rightward trend. But there are lessons in the failures of leftists past.
Some Cuban entrepreneurs are so openly anti-communist that they sound like, well, capitalists.
Rather than just bribing us with our own money, politicians on the campaign trail should propose structural changes to the way government works and budgets itself.
A new kind of capitalism is emerging in which companies value communities, the environment and workers just as much as profits. Even the Business Roundtable agrees.