Economics

Global Wealth Inequality is Fueling the Pandemic and Killing Millions

Oxfam reported this week that the world’s ten richest men saw their wealth double during the pandemic – from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion–while the incomes of 99% of the world’s population dropped. “Widening economic, gender, and racial inequalities—as well…

What “freedom” are you talking about?

Source: Laura Arroyo Gárate. Ser.pe News One day freedom said to the law: ‘You are in my way’. The law replied to freedom: ‘I keep you’. (Pythagoras) There is a common thread that links cases that seem distant but are…

Morocco Drives a War in Western Sahara for Its Phosphates

In November 2020, the Moroccan government sent its military to the Guerguerat area, a buffer zone between the territory claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). The Guerguerat border post is at the very…

West Philippine Sea: Beijing must compensate Manila

By Perfecto Caparas Beijing must not be allowed to unjustly enrich itself – at the expense of the Philippine sovereign and independent nation – without any measure of accountability and justice. Political actions Manila’s political and congressional leaders must assert…

As Cryptocurrency Becomes Mainstream, Its Carbon Footprint Can’t Be Ignored

As Bitcoin prices rise, so will the incentive to mine it, creating a feedback loop that spells trouble for the climate. By Robin Scher For advocates of cryptocurrency, the promise of an economic future that is managed by a blockchain…

Chilean government awards lithium tender to two companies

The government of Sebastián Piñera, through the Ministry of Mining, notified the awarding of the bidding process to boost lithium production, giving two quotas to the companies BYD Chile SpA (of Chinese capital) and Servicios y Operaciones Mineras del Norte…

Marches called throughout Chile against the lithium bidding process

Many demonstrations have been called for today, Friday, in Chile to protest against the current government’s lithium bidding process, which favours the private sector. Sebastian Piñera, in these last months of his government, is trying to leave in private hands…

2021 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide Rises Again

US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean continued in a seamless transition from Trump to Biden, but the terrain over which it operated shifted left. The balance between the US drive to dominateits “backyard” and its counterpart, the Bolivarian…

EU-Commission: Platforms like Uber, Mjam and others should hire employees

Digital platforms profit from the self-exploitation and bogus self-employment of their “employees”. The EU Commission is now proposing guidelines for European countries to prevent this. The aim is to control working conditions with the aim of employing suppliers and other…

Sergi Raventós: In the face of poverty and begging, it is necessary to go a step further and propose a basic income

“…Basic income is not the solution to all the problems that this society has… but it can put an end to poverty from an economic point of view, and it can help people to have more freedom to plan their…

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