Jun 29, 2019
The evening news has
stories of children in cages on the US-Mexican border. Again.
Fadhel Kaboub, President of the Global Institute of Sustainable
Prosperity, asks us to imagine the conditions that would make
someone desperate enough to send their kids off to seek safety in a
The root causes of
the refugee crisis are the same all over the world. Decades of
neoliberal policies, climate chaos, the exigencies of empire, and
unsustainable trade deficits have destabilized the economies of
developing nations. Kaboub explores examples from the Middle East
to South America. Then, using the lens of Modern Monetary Theory,
he proposes an alternative to austerity and explains how a job
guarantee would relieve the financial insecurity of every worker,
citizen or not.