Western retailers and merchandisers ship their production overseas, primarily to Asia. Hamilton and Kao trace the rise and fall of Taiwan as the main OEM destination for these retailers. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Taiwanese businesspeople, they show how intermediate-demand driven supply chains structure production according to the logic of making money.
Blanchette sheds light on ideological battles waged within China since the death of Mao Zedong. He claims that China is undergoing a Maoist revival and analyzes individuals and group that are behind it.
Davis and Wei chronicle the Trump administration’s trade war with China, documenting successive rounds of failed negotiations and frustrated plans.
Tcherneva presents the case for a universal, permanent, federally funded and decentralized program that offers voluntary employment opportunities to those willing and ready to work.
In his book, Blustein chronicles the contentious diplomatic history that led to China’s WTO membership and the subsequent trade woes that resulted from the China Shock.
Johny Pitts travels the Continent to uncover its African communities carving spaces for their identities within broader national European ones. It is a documentary, bottom-up, look at spaces Afropeans inhabit with a blend of observation and history that produces a revealing narrative.
Milanovic divides capitalism into two administrative regimes – the liberal meritocratic and the political, one represented by the US, the other by China. He analyzes features and forces that generate inequalities within them and tries to address the question of where capitalism itself is headed.
Foroohar shows how financialization perpetuates Wall Street’s reign over Main Street, widens the gap between the rich and the poor and imperils our future.
In a searing critique of biotechnology’s impact on agricultural production in India in the 1980s and 1990s, Shiva exposes the ecological roots of communal violence that struck Punjab.
Kelton introduces Modern Monetary Theory to readers by way of tackling the “Deficit Myth” – the overhyped focus on national debts. When we dispense with the debt mantra, we can focus on things that matter and put people over balanced budgets.