27 year-old Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara talks with Tavis Smiley about socialism.
So far we’ve covered a fair bit of ground in our efforts to understand the contemporary history of capitalism. The key readings in this effort include not only the Communist Manifesto, which offers a thumbnail sketch of the rise of global capitalism and its material and social effects, but also Hall & Massey’s “After Neoliberalism.” In terms of specific historical changes— longterm and more recent— these texts are foundational for the goals of the course as a whole.
Here’s a brief article that offers a number of ways to measure the relative success of neoliberalism versus social democracy. Worth a look.