Economics

20.09.2017

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

EU citizens living under squeezed financial circumstances could be forgiven for wondering whether European Commission President Juncker was having a joke at their expense when he spoke recently about how Europe’s economy is finally bouncing back. After a tumultuous decade triggered by the global financial crisis… »

19.09.2017

Portugal’s left-leaning economic recovery

Portugal’s left-leaning economic recovery

Portugal has been getting noticed for its remarkable recovery in the last two years, defying the doomsayers who predicted the devil was coming the moment that the Troika-prescribed policies were reversed and an expansionary policy was adopted instead. The left-wing government that… »

15.09.2017

Beyond state capitalism: The commons economy in our lifetimes

Beyond state capitalism: The commons economy in our lifetimes

By James Bernard Quilligan In considering the essential problem of how to produce and distribute material wealth, virtually all of the great economists in Western history have ignored the significance of the commons—the shared resources of nature and society that people inherit, create and utilize. Despite sharp differences in… »

14.09.2017

Global crises accelerate as Tax Havens hide trillions for world’s greedy few

Global crises accelerate as Tax Havens hide trillions for world’s greedy few

While new research suggests 10 percent of world GDP held in offshore shelters, UN human rights expert says poorest paying enormous price by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams While the world’s richest stash trillions away for themselves, outlandish levels of inequality are increasing the suffering… »

13.09.2017

A lesson from Hurricane Irma: capitalism can’t save the planet – it can only destroy it

A lesson from Hurricane Irma: capitalism can’t save the planet – it can only destroy it

The perpetual quest for growth drives our economics. That’s why our environment and financial system lurch from crisis to crisis By George Monbiot for The Guardian There was “a flaw” in the theory: this is the famous admission by Alan Greenspan, the former chair of the Federal Reserve,… »

11.09.2017

DiEM25: the courage to imagine and to the transform the EU

DiEM25: the courage to imagine and to the transform the EU

On Saturday, 9th of September, the week before the official speech by Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, on the State of the European Union, DiEM25[1] was in BOZAR theatre, Brussels, to show another vision of the European Union. The event brought together politicians and academics,… »

07.08.2017

Can the Gender Gap Be Measured in Dollars Only?

Can the Gender Gap Be Measured in Dollars Only?

By Baher Kamal Until a decade or so ago, experts and world organisations measured the impact of natural and man-made disasters in terms of human losses. For instance, they would inform about the number –and suffering—of human beings falling victims of extraordinary floods, droughts,… »

30.07.2017

Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

By Nivedita Dwivedi This article is part of a series called “Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India” under #AnHourForCommunalHramony campaign to celebrate the Heroes and Sheroes who struggled to shape modern India in all its plurality.  Today we celebrate Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain a pioneering woman literary person who also pioneered… »

28.07.2017

Jeff Bezos, Global Elites And Revolution

Jeff Bezos, Global Elites And Revolution

By Binu Mathew The morning papers bring me the news that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world. Actually he overtook Bill Gates for a few hours on Thursday as the richest person on earth as the Amazon share prices rose. Bill Gates regained… »

28.07.2017

Prepare Now for the Next Financial Crisis

Prepare Now for the Next Financial Crisis

By Martin Khor* The Asian financial crisis started 20 years ago and the global financial crisis and recession 9 years back. When a new global financial crisis strikes, the developing countries will be more damaged than in the last crisis as they have become less resilient… »

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