On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch talks about the political culture of his family, shaped in Winnipeg’s radical Jewish community before and after World War Two; Labor Zionists, Social Democrats and Communists debated and organized within the Jewish working class movement – with host Paul Jay. Continue reading →
In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges continues his conversation on global neoliberalism with author and professor Leo Panitch. They name its beneficiaries, the global financial elite; as well as its victims particularly, the people of Greece. Together, they examine how to bring about revolutionary change in the face of imposed austerity and political suppression. teleSUR
In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with author and professor Leo Panitch to examine the genesis of global imperialism and capitalism. The two discuss how both are upheld by economic and cultural forces, and debate the roles of ignorance, myth, and malintent in the perpetuation of systems of inequality. teleSUR
Leo Panitch: Marx was a realist; the real romantics think you can have capitalism without great crisis. Pt 1
Leo Panitch, economist and Professor at York University, talks to Paul Jay about the relevance of Marxist theories in studying today’s global economy. Panitch discusses the ideological crisis of the free market theory and notes that at this time “Marx would not be offering policy advice to governments about what is to be done in the face of this crisis; he would tell people to overcome their social isolation, form new collective organizations and identities, and make a social revolution.”
At almost $1 trillion, and counting, the Wall Street bailout will cost taxpayers as much as the Iraq war. Barack Obama squandered the chance to lead with an alternative plan to the Wall Street bailout. Instead both Obama and McCain pushed for a plan that’s not only deeply unpopular but potentially as costly as a new Iraq war.