C J Polychroniou

C J Polychroniou

C J Polychroniou is a political scientist/political economist who has has taught and worked in universities and research centers in Europe and the United States. He is the author of the recently published book Optimism Over Despair: Noam Chomsky on Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (Haymarket Books, USA; Penguin Books, UK).

Greece

Greece and economic recovery: Fake news in action

The Greek 'economic success' story advanced by Tsipras et al would have been funny if it wasn't such a serious matter.

Greece and economic recovery: Fake news in action

Politics

America's flawed democracy

There is nothing in the constitution that grants American voters the right to choose their president.

America's flawed democracy

Business & Economy

Towards a new economic system for the 21st century

The new economic system should be based on localised forms of industry, finance and participatory democracy.

Towards a new economic system for the 21st century

Business & Economy

After Brexit, there will be no Grexit

Following Brexit, talk of a Greek exit is nothing more than media sensationalism.

After Brexit, there will be no Grexit

Business & Economy

Syriza's betrayal and the selling of a nation

The only thing missing outside the office of Greece's privatisation agency is a sign that reads "A Nation for Sale".

Syriza's betrayal and the selling of a nation

Business & Economy

Rebuilding the EU or breaking free from it?

The powers that be continue to defend ferociously a Frankenstein-like creation, a playground for financial vultures.

Rebuilding the EU or breaking free from it?

Human Rights

Panama Papers: Why should we care?

The Panama Papers leak shows that it is not just the global tax system that is broken, but global governance itself.

Panama Papers: Why should we care?

Politics

The unbearable lightness of Greek democracy

Greeks have abandoned all hope that their political leaders have the skills to rescue the nation's economy.

The unbearable lightness of Greek democracy

Politics

Whatever happened to critical intellectuals?

Neoliberalism combined with the disappearance of critical intellectuals spell a bleak future for Western democracy.

Whatever happened to critical intellectuals?

Human Rights

Refugee crisis exposes massive flaws in EU governance

A solution to Europe's refugee crisis also requires an active foreign policy on the part of the EU.

Refugee crisis exposes massive flaws in EU governance

Politics

European Monetary Union: What manner of a union?

The eurozone is fit only for strong and highly competitive economies, not for the likes of Greece, Portugal and Spain.

European Monetary Union: What manner of a union?

Opinion

Greek austerity is dead, long live austerity

Greek politicians have a long history of saying one thing and doing something else.

Greek austerity is dead, long live austerity