From The Conversation, a special series on Globalisation Under Pressure, including Rodrigo Zeldan on how two Swedish economists foresaw the backlash against globalisation; and Ariadna Estevez on how globalisation isn’t dead, it’s just shed its slick cover story. Globalisation: Nikil Saval on the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world. Has society reached peak globalization? David Talbot reviews Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History by Stephen D. King. Neoliberalism misunderstood: Johanna Bockman reviews Europe since 1989 by Philipp Ther. C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky and Ha-Joon Chang on the myths of globalization. What’s left of neoliberal globalization?

From The Nation, what will kill neoliberalism? A roundtable on its fate. Sofia Cutler, Sara Farah and Emanuel Guay interview Kevin B. Anderson and John Bellamy Foster on the 150th publication anniversary of Marx’s Capital and our own contemporary moment of neoliberal crisis.


American democracy is now under siege by both cyber-espionage and GOP voter suppression: The same Republicans who benefited from Russian hacking in the 2016 election have been suppressing the vote for years. The real voter fraud: As Trump investigates “millions” of illegal votes, states are rushing to limit access to the ballot box. The voter purges are coming: We can’t let the Trump administration get away with them. Don’t let our democracy collapse: The integrity of the ballot box is under tremendous strain. Scott Lemieux on Trump’s plan to make voters older, wealthier and whiter. Kobach pitched rolling back voting rights law day after Trump’s election. Trump’s voter commission is now facing at least 7 federal lawsuits. Orchestrated chaos: Trump’s election commission has been a disaster — it’s going exactly as planned.

Former Clinton and Romney campaign chiefs join forces to fight election hacking.


From LARB, Darryl Holter reviews The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America by Rick Wartzman. It’s time to explode the myth of “McJobs”. The future of work is the low-wage health care job: The poor taking care of the poor are driving the new economy. The men who take “women’s” jobs: As employment options shrink in parts of the Midwest, many men who once worked in manufacturing are finding new careers in health care. Why don’t all jobs matter? Paul Krugman on economic pain, beyond coal and manufacturing. Here’s the real Rust Belt jobs problem — and it’s not offshoring or automation.

How educated and culturally savvy young people are transforming traditionally low-status manual labor jobs into elite taste-making occupations. The “new economy” and the rise of the artisan career: William Skidelsky reviews Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy by Richard E Ocejo; Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (Or Don’t Find) Work Today by Ilana Gershon; and The Amateur: The Pleasure of Doing What You Love by Andy Merrifield.


Richard Collins (UCD): Europe’s Shared Burden? Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea. Elizabeth Leiserson (Yale): Securing the Borders Against Syrian Refugees: When Non-Admission Means Return. Are ethnically-motivated restrictions on immigration racist? Study reveals huge economic benefit refugees are having in Germany. Why Europe needs more migrants: Without them the continent’s population will start to shrink. A European alt-Right group wants to take to the sea to stop rescuers from saving migrants. Echt Deutsch: How the refugee crisis is changing a nation’s identity. For African asylum-seekers, a treacherous journey is only the beginning.

Antoine Roblain, Bachar Malki, Assaad Azzi and Laurent Licata (ULB): After Coming In, Settling In: An Analysis of Early-Stage Acculturation Preferences of Male Syrian and Iraqi Asylum Seekers in Belgium. Michael R. White (Westminster) and Alex Bryson (UCL): Do Migrants Lower Workplace Wages? Gregor Noll (Lund): Security in a Liberal Union: EU Asylum and Migration Control Policies. Europe’s child-refugee crisis: At an age when most kids need supervision to do their homework, hundreds of thousands of minors are crossing continents alone. A liberal’s rightwing turn on immigration: Jonathan Freedland reviews The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics by David Goodhart.

Police from four countries joined forces to bring down a notorious human smuggler; here’s how they blew the operation and why the crackdown on immigration is making things worse. Enough has changed on the ground that even if Turkey were to revoke its deal with the European Union to curb migration, people would probably stay put. You can download The European Migration System and Global Justice: A First Appraisal, ed. Enrico Fassi and Sonia Lucarelli (2017).


Paul G. Tyson (Nottingham): The Politics of the Metaphysical Imagination: Critiquing Transnational Corporate Power via Plato’s Cave. Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati (Duke): Markets and Sovereignty. Germany’s anti-fake news lab yields mixed results. How Trump is stealthily carrying out his Muslim ban. The high priest of Higher Broderism: Martin Longman on Chris Cillizza. What the alt-Right learned from the Left: Hannah Gais reviews Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right by Angela Nagle (and more and more). Quantifying the influence of 4chan’s alt-Right trolls on normies’ discourse. Catherine Nichols is against Gettier problems. Not a fan of fat shaming? Stop thin praising.


Jonathan Remy Nash (Emory), J. B. Ruhl (Vanderbilt), and James E. Salzman (UCSB): The Production Function of the Regulatory State: How Much Do Agency Budgets Matter? David B. Spence (Texas): The Effects of Partisan Polarization on the Bureaucracy. Christopher J. Walker (OSU): Modernizing the Administrative Procedure Act. Aaron Nielson (BYU): Sticky Regulations. John J. DiIulio on 10 questions and answers about America’s “Big Government”. Jennifer L. Mascott (Georgetown): Who are “Officers of the United States”? Trump badly lagging Obama, Bush, Clinton in political appointees. Trump-run agencies are ignoring our letters, lawmakers complain.

Karen Budd-Falen, the Bundy family’s lawyer, may be Trump’s pick to manage federal lands. House Republicans want to defund the Election Assistance Commission, an agency that ensures secure voting. EPA employees criticize efforts to reduce staffing ahead of House budget debate. Tillerson to shutter state department war crimes office: Critics charge top U.S. diplomat with giving the green light to perpetrators of mass atrocities. There is one federal agency that is still doing its job: Picking a fight with Trump, Richard Cordray and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are making it easier to sue banks. Presidential appointees decide our futures — we should be able to vote for them.

The handbook that can help Americans rig the government: We need an “Indivisible” guide for everything.


From the Congressional Research Service, a report on Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Compliance with International Obligations. Nuclear deal critics silent as Trump says Iran complying. These are the Trump White House’s talking points for why the Iran deal is staying in place. Trump recertifies Iran nuclear deal, but only reluctantly. Why are these Iranians “really, really happy with Trump”? Trump plays into hands of Iranian hardliners. Nuclear summer: Will Trump’s bluster spark a war with Iran? Iran is testing Trump’s tough talk by sentencing an American citizen to 10 years in prison. Who is more trustworthy, Trump or the Iranian regime?


From New York, the long, winding road to Republicans’ failure on Obamacare; and Trumpcare collapsed because the Republican Party cannot govern. The resistance movement killed the Republican health care bill. Trump threatens to gut Obamacare markets. Obamacare repeal is flailing because Obamacare is working. Why the Republicans think their Obamacare failure is a success. It’s (still) never Trump’s fault: With the latest collapse of the Obamacare repeal, the president has wasted political capital, squandered a reputation for dealmaking, and shown himself to be a poor strategist and tactician.

There’s a Trump tweet for everything, failed Obamacare repeal edition. Aaron Rupar on 5 Trump tweets about taking responsibility for failure that are very awkward now.


Daniel Jacob Hemel and Eric A. Posner (Chicago): Presidential Obstruction of Justice. Trump, Putin had second, undisclosed talk at G-20. Nancy LeTourneau on Trump’s buddy Aras Agalarov in the Steele dossier. 8th person at Trump Jr. meeting shows it was always about the money. “Set aside Putin and follow the money”: Sean Illing interviews Seva Gunitsky, author of Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century. There is more evidence Russia interfered in the election — fewer Trump supporters believe it. Why Trump loyalists should care about the Russia scandal: The president has proven he’ll sell out members of his own tribe — he won’t hesitate to do the same to his supporters.

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