Economics

Why Bangladesh Had to Adjust Fuel Price Suddenly?

On 5th August 2022, the Bangladesh government re-adjusted the price of all fuels including petrol, diesel, and octane. The readjustment hiked the price of diesel and kerosene by 34 takas to 114 takas, petrol by 44 takas to 130 takas,…

The street was a party: Petro’s inauguration

Thousands of people around Plaza Bolivar in Bogota and in many parts of the country celebrated the historic milestone of Gustavo Petro’s inauguration as president of Colombia. By Fátima Martínez Petro and Francia Márquez, the vice-president, are the most visible…

Russia and the European Union Continue Transition to Wartime Economies

Russia and the West have signaled their intent to commit to a long-term confrontation over Ukraine. While Russia has clearly felt the effect of sanctions, the EU remains vulnerable to Russian attempts to use energy to divide member states. By…

To Reduce Inflation, Control Corporate Profits

Everyone’s concerned about inflation these days. But politicians are blaming government benefits instead of rising inequality and corporate profits. By Sonali Kolhatkar “Inflation” is the new buzzword of the year. It is the reason for the Federal Reserve’s interest rate…

Undersecretary Ahumada in the right-wing crosshairs

The persistent attacks by the right wing and those in power against the Undersecretary of International Economic Relations (Serei) are signs of desperation. They are hurt that José Miguel Ahumada, in his outstanding academic work, has criticised the limits set…

Economic Theory and Community Development: Why Putting Community First is Essential to our Survival

The new book by Howard Richards with the assistance of Gavin Andersson. Foreword by Evelin Lindner. Lake Oswego OR: Dignity Press, 2022. Available on Amazon and other sites as a print book and as a Kindle ebook. Review by Michael…

Manifesto on Economies of Care and Earth Democracy

On the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5, 2022, globalization critic, environmental activist and ecofeminist Vandana Shiva has published the Manifesto on the Economy of Care and Earth Democracy. This was done as part of her tour of…

MLC or Philosopher’s Stone?

The lucky one, He turns a blind eye. And the vilified, meat from the sling. Dignity is spent, Like a philosopher’s stone. Profit and greed, yes, Form the bosses. Letter to Violeta Parra (theme by Silvio Rodríguez). *The philosopher’s stone…

“Producing healthy food at fair prices is food sovereignty”.

The Unión de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de la Tierra (UTT) launched the “Corredor Patagónico Soberano”, a 4500-kilometre route in which a truck distributes healthy food in Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Negro, Río Negro and Chubut. They manage to reduce transport…

Houston helps 25,000 people exit homelessness

Over the past 10 years, homelessness in Houston has dropped by 63%. Double the decrease seen anywhere else in the U.S. The city helped 25,000 people out of homelessness. So what does Houston do better than other major cities? The…

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