Brennan, ‘Ascent of Giants: NAFTA, Corporate Power and the Growing Income Gap’

Abstract There is growing awareness in Canada of how unequal society is becoming. It is probably most obvious in the gap between the compensation of Canada‚Äôs highest paid corporate executives and the average worker. The political pressure to do something to close this gap, for example by increasing taxes at the top of the income […]

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Di Muzio, ‘The Plutonomy of the 1%: Dominant Ownership and Conspicuous Consumption in the New Gilded Age’

Abstract This article offers a study on the plutonomy of dominant owners and what their consumptive practices might tell us from the lens of the capital as power framework in IPE. I argue that the differential consumption of dominant owners is an important dimension of an internationalised capitalist mode of power for two reasons. First, […]

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