Economics

21.02.2017

“For-Profit President”: A Look at How Trump Is Pushing Wholesale Corporate Takeover of the Gov’t

“For-Profit President”: A Look at How Trump Is Pushing Wholesale Corporate Takeover of the Gov’t

There has been a wholesale corporate takeover of the government. That’s the conclusion of a new report coming out today by the watchdog group Public Citizen. The report looks at how corporate America has benefited from Trump’s first month in office. Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon, is… »

06.02.2017

Nonviolent Economy

Nonviolent Economy

By Johan Galtung Two important words enriching each other. “Nonviolent” easily becomes bla-bla, and “economy” is too general. But, does “nonviolent” make a difference for the better to the economy?  And vice versa, can “economy” make “nonviolent” more positive, beyond resistance to evil? Let us start with “economy”, here conceived… »

05.02.2017

US Trade Hawks and the China Bogey

US Trade Hawks and the China Bogey

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram* New US President Donald Trump has long insisted that its major trading partners having been taking advantage of it. Changing these trade terms and conditions will thus be top priority for his administration, and central to overall Trump economic… »

16.01.2017

Oxfam: Eight men own the wealth of half the world’s population

Oxfam: Eight men own the wealth of half the world’s population

In a report published today to coincide with the Davos meeting of the world’s elite in the Swiss skiing resort, it was revealed that 8 men: Bill Gates (USA, Microsoft), Amancio Ortega (Spain, Inditex fashion group), Warren Buffett (USA, Berkshire Hathaway), Carlos Slim Helú (Mexico, Grupo Carso),  Jeff Bezos (USA,… »

06.01.2017

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

By Baher Kamal When British naturalist Charles Darwin published in 1859 his theory of evolution in his work On the Origin of Species, he most likely did not expect that robots, not nature, would someday be in charge of the… »

03.01.2017

Bitcoin becomes best-performing currency 2016

Bitcoin becomes best-performing currency 2016

The virtual currency has continued its breathtaking rise surging past $1,000, after already winning the crown of the best-performing currency in 2016 by more than doubling its value in the course of the year. Bitcoin was trading at a value of $1,024 in afternoon European trading on Monday, after breaking… »

29.12.2016

Finland to test ‘universal basic income’ for the unemployed

Finland to test ‘universal basic income’ for the unemployed

A group of 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will receive a basic income every month from the state, tax-free and with no strings attached. Proponents hope to prove such schemes boost people’s motivation to find work. Starting in January, 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will begin receiving 560… »

19.12.2016

Dijsselscrooge: Greece attacked for paying Christmas bonuses to pensioners

Dijsselscrooge: Greece attacked for paying Christmas bonuses to pensioners

Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s salary as the Netherlands’ Finance Minister is over €170,000 p.a. This is more than 212 times as much as the best off of those Greek pensioners whom he is determined to deprive of their Christmas bonuses.  by Steve McGiffen originally published on Spectrezine, 17/12/2016.   Greece’s… »

05.12.2016

Italian referendum: NO to the dictatorship of finance!

Italian referendum: NO to the dictatorship of finance!

What do Brexit, Trump, and “NO” in the Italian referendum have in common? Simple: all three repudiate  omnivorous global finance! The very finance that sadistically destroyed Greece according to the precept “punish one to educate a hundred”. By ravaging Greece beyond all rational limits, financial globocrats have committed the sin of Hubris (arrogance)… »

29.11.2016

The State of the World Right Now: A View

The State of the World Right Now: A View

By Johan Galtung “View” meaning not only a glimpse from above, but a position taken on the world on which the US electorate is now dumping Donald Trump. That world is today basically multi-polar, maybe with 8 poles: Anglo-America, Latin America-Caribbean, African Unity, Islam-OIC from Casablanca to Mindanao, European Union,… »

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