Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Walmartization, Uberization and Facebookization of the Economy

If I had to describe what I consider to be the frontier of today’s economy and labor market, I cannot help but think of the impact that three big and powerful corporations have on the lives of Americans and other … Continue reading

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The Neoliberal Coup d’Etat in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian president from the Worker’s Party, was suspended and replaced by her vice president Michel Temer, from the officially non-ideological Democratic Movement Party (Wikipedia). The charges that the senators levied against Rousseff is her involvement in a corruption … Continue reading

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Does Class Conflict Promote Historical Development?

We could argue that class conflict is not important for historical development and that the changes in the social relations among classes (from landlord to bourgeoisie, from peasant to worker) are driven by external factors like technological development (weaponry and … Continue reading

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Book Review of “A History of Chinese Civilization” by Jacques Gernet (1982)

I have just finished reading “A History of Chinese Civilization” by Jacques Gernet (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982 [1972]), a French scholar of Chinese history, and was very much blown away by it. What any good writer of history is … Continue reading

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