C. J. Polychroniou

C. J. Polychroniou

C.J. Polychroniou is a political scientist/political economist, author, and journalist who has taught and worked in numerous universities and research centers in Europe and the United States. Currently, his main research interests are in U.S. politics and the political economy of the United States, European economic integration, globalization, climate change and environmental economics, and the deconstruction of neoliberalism’s politico-economic project. He is a columnist for Global Policy Journal and a regular contributor to Truthout as well as a member of Truthout’s Public Intellectual Project. He has published scores of books and over one thousand articles which have appeared in a variety of journals, magazines, newspapers and popular news websites.  Many of his publications have been translated into a multitude of different languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. His latest books are Optimism Over DespairNoam Chomsky On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (2017); Climate Crisis and the Global Green New DealThe Political Economy of Saving the Planet (with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin as primary authors, 2020); The PrecipiceNeoliberalism, the Pandemic, and the Urgent Need for Radical Change (an anthology of interviews with Noam Chomsky, 2021); and Economics and the LeftInterviews with Progressive Economists (2021).

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24 September 2021
Twenty years ago this week, the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, whose origins date back to 1979 when Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan, hijacked four airplanes and carried out…
23 August 2021
The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate assessment report, released on August 9, has finally stated in the most absolute terms that anthropogenic…
16 August 2021
Humanity and the environment are under massive assault by global warming caused by human activities. The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released…
05 August 2021
C. J. Polychroniou on the mounting crises threatening civilisation.  A cursory glance at the state of today’s world will give pause to anyone wishing to celebrate …
02 August 2021
Global warming is accelerating, bringing the world close to the edge of the precipice. Heat waves, floods and deaths are major news, and as Truthout has reported, “…
09 July 2021
We have the technical know-how as well as the available economic resources to make the transition to a clean energy future. Now it must be done. The Declaration of Independence,…
16 June 2021
Massive debt levels are a feature of contemporary capitalism that cannot be eradicated without radical change, says political scientist Éric Toussaint. “The indebtedness of the…
11 June 2021
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: Why did you choose to become an economist, and focus on health policy?…
27 May 2021
Great power competition has emerged as a key priority for U.S. foreign policy under the Biden administration. In fact, we may be already at the start of a new New Cold War,…
20 May 2021
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by GP Columnist C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: You studied economics as an undergraduate student in Burundi,…
06 May 2021
C. J. Polychroniou argues that we must keep alive the memory of, and draw strength and inspiration from, the accomplishments of the labor movement. May Day is celebrated in…
20 April 2021
C. J. Polychroniou looks at the evidence and wonders if our leaders' ever consider that capitalism is at the core of what’s causing life on Earth to vanish. The theme of…