Publications Articles

The Price of Empire

U.S. elites are not victims of China and Germany’s export-oriented policies. They are engaged in the complex balancing act needed to maintain global hegemony. Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International...

Trump and the Asia-Pacific: The Persistence of American Unilateralism

There is a widespread perception, especially among East and Southeast Asian elites, that the United States is in a process of disengagement from the Asia-Pacific under President Donald Trump.  This study shows that there is little basis for this view.  Along with the...

‘Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste’

The Covid-19 pandemic and the opportunity for food sovereignty The Covid-19 pandemic has provoked widespread discussion of what kind of future the world should look forward to after the crisis. One of the areas of economic life around which there is spirited debate is...

Reading Piketty I: A Concise and Comprehensive Summary of Capital and Ideology

In this summary, Walden Bello distills the key ideas and data contained in Thomas Piketty’s monumental work Capital and Ideology. The French economist deserves to be read by more people, but many have neither the time nor energy to work through this sprawling...