Economics

24.03.2015 Pressenza New York

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Into the Heart of Darkness

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Into the Heart of Darkness

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a controversial regulatory and trade initiative. It is designed to integrate and coordinate the economies of the so-called Asia-Pacific region along global market-based lines. The signature trade proposal of the Obama administration, the TPP is being aggressively marketed as an economic growth initiative that … »

23.03.2015 Prensa Latina

Trans-Atlantic Accord Threatens Health, Warn European Experts

Trans-Atlantic Accord Threatens Health, Warn European Experts

Madrid, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) European experts consider that the trade agreement that is being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States threatens peoples health, according to a manifesto published today here. The document signed by 71 public-health organizations from 41 European countries considers that the planned … »

23.03.2015 Amy Goodman

Flush the TPP

Flush the TPP

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan President Barack Obama and the Republicans in Congress are united. Yes, that’s right. No, not on Obamacare, or on the budget, or on negotiations with Iran, or on equal pay for women. But on so-called free-trade agreements, which increase corporate power and reduce … »

11.03.2015 Pressenza London

Being ‘laid off’ leads to a decade of distrust

Being ‘laid off’ leads to a decade of distrust

Science Daily reports on Research by the University of Manchester which shows the worrying consequences of the current economic climate: “People who lose their jobs are less willing to trust others for up to a decade after being laid-off, according to new research. The author finds that being made … »

10.03.2015 Pressenza New York

The Greatest Heist in History

The Greatest Heist in History

By Danny Katch The vast majority of Americans have been the victims of one of the biggest and longest-lasting robberies in history. Danny Katch investigates–and uncovers the culprits. THE TENTH richest person in America stood before a private audience in the most expensive town in America and declared that he … »

10.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

The Changemaker

The Changemaker

Human Wrongs Watch Asma Ahmad Sheikh has helped people in rural Pakistan get training and set up their own businesses. Her work as a Changemaker led to her winning in a global skills competition. THATTA, Pakistan (ILO) – Asma Ahmad Sheikh was 17 years old when … »

05.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

The Foul Stench Of Desperation

The Foul Stench Of Desperation

Financial industry commentator Mary Kay Mason adds her two pennyworth, March 5, 2015, after reading the article The Foul Stench Of Desperation saying: “Americans have been ill for quite awhile, morally ill. Etiology: apathy. America has gone from intensive care, to palliative care and now on the deathbed of hospice … »

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