Capitalism

21/07/21
Author: 
Sam Gindin
Turning the Tables: Participation and Power in Negotiations - book cover

July 20, 2021

The state of the American labour movement has, since the mid-1970s, been dispiriting. There have, of course, been moments of creative and inspiring resistance, but the predominant story has been a chronicle of decline: private-sector unionization rates below where they were a century ago, the abject failure to make breakthroughs in key emerging sectors, defensive stagnation in bargaining achievements, and – election-year rhetoric aside – the political marginalization of working-class concerns.

16/07/21
Author: 
Lilah Burke
New York Stock Exchange - Photo: Wagner T. Cassimiro (CC BY 2.0

July 12, 2021 

Credit-rating agencies say they can discipline companies that behave badly, and they have in some cases, but research reveals negligible progress.

Can the financial industry help rein in environmentally destructive corporations? That’s what the industry’s statements might have you believe.

12/07/21
Author: 
Jesse Firempong
The recent heat waves and fires sweeping Canada illustrate that the skeletons in the closets of Exxon and all fossil fuel companies have proven more than metaphorical. Photo by Jerry and Pat Donaho / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

On the same day sparks ignited the fire that would devour Lytton, B.C., another story was setting #ClimateTwitter aflame. Lobbyists for the American oil giant ExxonMobil made an unintended confession, one that gets to the heart of the climate crisis and how we survive it.

21/06/21
Author: 
Diane Bartz

June 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced four bills on Friday aimed at reining in the power of the tech giants, with one potentially leading to their break-up.

18/06/21
Author: 
Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page

Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 September 2014

18/06/21
Author: 
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
 Burger - Canadian fast-food chain A&W — like many other major food companies — recently announced it will help ranchers supplying it to farm using more sustainable "regenerative" techniques. Photo by Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
June 18th 2021

International food giants are reinventing how they grow — and market — food in a bid to convince eco-conscious consumers their products are environmentally friendly.

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