Intro to Global Economics, S1: The World We Have

The World We Have: The inaugural session of the new Intro to Global Economics series, by the DSA IC Climate and Economics Subcommittee


Jason Hickel — Dr. Jason Hickel is an economic anthropologist, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the author of, among other things, The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions.

Adom Getachew — Dr. Adom Getachew is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago, and the author of Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination.

David Kotz — Dr. David Kotz is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the author of The Rise and Fall of Neoliberal Capitalism, and a member of the DSA IC’s Climate and Economics subcommittee.


How does the global economic system work? How do the rules of the capitalist, imperialist system work to benefit the few at the expense of the many? And how do we transform this world for the protection of the planet and the liberation of workers in the Global South and North alike?

Over the coming months, the Climate and Economics Subcommittee of the DSA International Committee will present a new political education series — an Introduction to Global Economics — to answer these questions and more, exploring the key dynamics of, and actors in, the contemporary global economic system.

Though much attention is paid (and rightfully so!) to the more overt, attention-grabbing manifestations of imperialism, such as wars and coups, this series seeks to introduce US socialists to the subtler, but no less insidious, systemic functioning of global capitalism, touching on issues of global debt, the IMF, the rules of trade, dollar hegemony.

Stay tuned for the rest of the series.