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The capitalist world-economy came to an end at the beginning of the third millennium. In the central logic of the global political economy, the answers to the two critical questions: who exploits? and how? have changed from the old answers “those with economic capital” and “through unequal exchange in politically-structured markets” to the new answers “those with political power” and “through unequal influence in economically-structured polities.” READ MORE

March 18, 2015

It turns out that that a large-scale conflict in the Asia-Pacific is much more difficult to imagine than China hawks like to pretend. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

China has become the world’s leading billionaire factory, producing more new billionaires in 2014 than any other country. But the powerful billionaires who run China do not want to live there. READ MORE

March 9, 2015

You don’t have to buy the theories in Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ to use his data. And those data show that the United States has become a global model for maldistribution. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

China will continue to develop as an increasingly important player in world affairs, but the United States will remain the largest economic and political power of the twenty-first century. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

The economy is booming. So where are the jobs? The current expansion won’t last forever, and we need at least 10 million new jobs before the next recession hits. READ MORE

January 7, 2015

As America’s sanctions regimes on Iran and Cuba attest, once firmly in place American sanctions are almost impossible to remove. Unless the Ukraine crisis is revolved very soon, Russia should expect to face sanctions for decades to come. READ MORE

November 8, 2014

If Kim were to be deposed by his inner circle, what would be the implications for Korea? READ MORE

October 17, 2014