Last week's British voters went to the poll and elected to leave the EU, prompting several explanations to try to explain the shocking outcome. Many of these explanations have focused on the stagnant economy for many there, while others have focused on nationalist and anti-immigrant sentiment in the UK that, in some cases, spilled into racism. Show More Summary
"I don't want a future in which politics is primarily a battle between cosmopolitan finance capitalism and ethno-nationalist backlash." - Commentator Chris Hayes After the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU stunned the global...Show More Summary
The presumptive Republican nominee delivered remarks on the economy in Pennsylvania, where he stood in front of a wall of recycled cans.
TNI Staff Economics, Europe Brexit is only the beginning of a turbulent era for EU economies. "The real effect of Brexit is that it tears Pandora's box open. Despite all the tools that were activated by, say, the European Central Bank...Show More Summary
Britain’s vote last week to leave the European Union has plunged the country into a triple crisis. It has unleashed deep and bitter rifts within the main political parties, sent jolts of uncertainty through its economy and raised constitutional questions on the very future of United Kingdom....
Bahrain’s economy is now rated ‘junk’ by all three of the big credit ratings agencies. Political repression is just making things worse.
Professor of Political Economy at Brown University Mark Blyth succinctly explains how the center-left betrayal of the working classes led to the rise of global Trumpism, of which Brexit forms part.
Two ratings agencies downgraded Britain on Monday because of its vote to leave the European Union, citing risks to its economy and political upheaval. Standard & Poor’s removed Britain’s coveted AAA status, downgrading it by two notches with a long-term negative outlook. “In...
This article was originally published on the Political Economy Research Centre blog. The geography reflects the economic crisis of the 1970s, not the 2010s It became clear early on in the night that Leave had extraordinary levels of support in the north east, taking 70 percent of the votes in Hartlepool and 61 percent in Sunderland. Show More Summary
The global economy is reeling from the implications of the country’s decision to leave the EU. Markets will face political and economic uncertainty for years to come. Unfortunately, the impact for American firms may be just as severe as for British companies.
Will Davies, a politics professor and economic sociologist at Goldsmiths, University of London, summarized his thoughts on Brexit for the Political Economy and Research Centre, arguing that the split wasn’t one of left and right, young and old, racist or not racist, but center and the periphery. You can read it in full there, or scroll down for […]
The United Kingdom’s decision to #Brexit the European Union on Thursday will have far-reaching effects on economies, politics, and environmental well-being around the globe. As in all geopolitical turmoil, women will bear a disproportionate share of the burden of change as their rights and protections hinge on a U.K. untethered from a progressive, stabilizing force.
Brexit! In our latest sign of populist political dissatisfaction, the British voted last night to leave the European Union. Voters in declining industrial cities left behind by the global economy provided the decisive margin, which ought to give American economic and political elites a serious jolt. Show More Summary
The United Kingdom voted Thursday to leave the European Union. While the actual process of withdrawing from the EU will take years, the vote sent immediate shockwaves across Britain's economy and political sphere. How will the Brexit affect Americans traveling to Europe this summer? Travel to the U.K. Show More Summary
"The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump...Show More Summary
A narrow majority of Britons voted for their country to exit the European Union, a move that has already plunged the global economy in a profound moment of uncertainty. The "Leave" camp, motivated by years of frustrations with political establishments in both London and Brussels, billed itself as the cause of regular folks seeking more control […]
In an op-ed for the Washington Post, the Vermont Senator outlines his platform wish list. A day after admitting that “it doesn’t appear” that he is going to be the Democratic nominee for president, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders released a detailed op-ed outlining the changes he hopes his campaign inspires. Show More Summary
Janet Yellen’s testimony before a House committee highlighted how real debate about the economy has been overshadowed by partisan politics.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump lashed out at his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's policies and personal record on Wednesday, arguing that she is part of a political establishment that has undermined the U.S. economy and...Show More Summary
Our political economy - a wonderfully embracing phrase much used a century ago - has three main components: The electoral/governmental powers, the marketplace, and the civil society, which is composed of we the citizens. It is well known...Show More Summary