Economics

01.04.2017

Let Trump Golf, Let the Public Draft the Budget

Let Trump Golf, Let the Public Draft the Budget

One idea behind a representative government is to approximate what the public as a whole would do if it had the time to sit down and consider each matter itself. Of course the entire U.S. public does not have that time. But when a random sample of the public is… »

26.03.2017

Treaties of Rome, a new federal, social EU with solidarity

Treaties of Rome, a new federal, social EU with solidarity

There were tens of thousands, a real human river, people from different parts of the world that today, March 25th, participated in two demonstrations: “Another Europe” and the European Federalist Movement. They started from different places, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and Bocca della Verità, and after having peacefully and joyfully crossed the… »

26.03.2017

African women united against microcredit vultures

African women united against microcredit vultures

“The IMF and the World Bank have over-indebted my country. Their structural adjustment programs have pushed women into microcredit, supported by the World Bank… Many microcredit institutions lead them to over-indebtedness and impoverishment”. By Fátima Martín, Femenino Rural   To be a woman, poor, and African. Here are the three… »

23.03.2017

A Call to Action on Proposed Willets Point Redevelopment Plan

A Call to Action on Proposed Willets Point Redevelopment Plan

By Eric Córdova An all-women’s rally was held on the steps of CitiField on March 16, 2017.  Members of the newly formed East Elmhurst Corona Alliance gathered together for a call to action on the proposed Willets Point Redevelopment Plan.  Led by Ms. Talea Wulfa of East Elmhurst, the demonstration… »

20.03.2017

World Politics-Economics Right Now

World Politics-Economics Right Now

By Johan Galtung The net conclusion? The enormous US imbalance: no longer winning wars, less political clout, economically bankrupt but still powerful, shaping the world culturally. Wise US policy would celebrate the last two; unwise policy would Make America Great Again-military-political, as Trump wants. Drop “Again” Mr. Trump, Make America… »

12.03.2017

Video: Richard D. Wolff on Bankruptcy Protection, Debt Jubilee, Students Debt and the Credit System

Video: Richard D. Wolff on Bankruptcy Protection, Debt Jubilee, Students Debt and the Credit System

This video is part 3 of an educational & historical series with Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff. In this interview we talk to him about bankruptcy protection, debt jubilee, students debt and the function that… »

06.03.2017

Varoufakis and De Masi clash with ECB on transparency

Varoufakis and De Masi clash with ECB on transparency

Greece’s former finance minister to hold a press conference on Wednesday, March 8, with German MEP to announce filing a vital Freedom of Information request to the ECB. Did the European Central Bank (ECB) act within its mandate when it shut down Greece’s banks in June 2015? Were the ECB’s… »

06.03.2017

Video: Richard D. Wolff – What is Money? Why do some have more than others?

Video: Richard D. Wolff – What is Money? Why do some have more than others?

This video is part 2 of an educational & historical series with Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff. In this interview we talk to him about an instrument of exchange that we use in our society… »

05.03.2017

Seeding the future against destructive neoliberal capitalism

Seeding the future against destructive neoliberal capitalism

By Michael Meurer, Truthout There was much bluster about US job losses under NAFTA in the 2016 election, but walking along the banks of the Río Santiago in the pueblo of Juanacatlán, Mexico, the larger impact of the agreement immediately becomes a searing reality. »

02.03.2017

Video: Richard D. Wolff – What is Capitalism & Socialism? What differentiates them from each other?

Video: Richard D. Wolff – What is Capitalism & Socialism? What differentiates them from each other?

This video is part of an educational & historical series with Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff. In this first interview we talk to him about Capitalism and Socialism: What is Capitalism and Socialism? What differentiates… »

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