Our capitalist world seems mired in crisis, beset by low growth and instability. Immanuel Wallerstein, the father of world-systems theory, argues that the current malaise goes beyond the periodic fluctuations of the business cycle. According to him, capitalism’s days are numbered: in 20 to 40 years it will be gone. What replaces it may be … Continued
Movements like Black Lives Matter have turned a spotlight on the mass criminalization of people of color in the United States. But are we any closer to understanding why the American state locks up its residents in record numbers? Radical scholar Jordan Camp discusses working class insurgency from below—from the Watts Rebellion to the Los … Continued
Are capitalism’s days numbered? Or are the crises of our time a transition to yet another form of capitalism? Jason W. Moore argues that we can’t separate the crises of what we usually term economics and the environment — and discusses why he thinks capitalism is running up against insurmountable limits.
Terrorism: where did it begin, and where will it end? We talk about the attacks in Paris and beyond, and Western reaction. PLUS: Rich people only! The Bay Area’s crisis in housing is only getting worse. We look for solutions. AND: a new book introduces children to the symphony. With host Kris Welch.