Economics

13.05.2019

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019 Building Convergence “The aim of the Humanist Forum is to study and establish a position on the global problems of today’s world. From that point of view, it is a cultural organisation in a broad sense that is concerned with structurally relating the… »

11.05.2019

When the next crisis hits, progressives must be ready to seize the agenda

When the next crisis hits, progressives must be ready to seize the agenda

In 2008 progressives lacked a coherent and compelling alternative to neoliberal policies. This time it must be different. Carys Roberts 9 May 2019 for openDemocracy “Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the… »

11.05.2019

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The Latin American Humanist Forum is an instrument of information, exchange and discussion among people and institutions belonging to the most diverse cultures of Latin America. It is a permanent activity, so that all relevant information circulates immediately among its members. It will be held in Chile on May 10,… »

09.05.2019

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

by Peter Koenig After the new coup attempt – or propaganda coup – Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed “interim President”, and the opposition… »

03.05.2019

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

More than 40,000 people have died in Venezuela since 2017 as a result of U.S. sanctions, according to a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot. The report examines how U.S. sanctions have reduced the availability of food and… »

27.04.2019

Economists Warn Trump’s Sanctions Targeting Venezuela

Economists Warn Trump’s Sanctions Targeting Venezuela

‘A Death Sentence for Tens of Thousands of People’ “It’s a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams Two American economists warn that U.S. sanctions targeting Venezuela “are a death sentence for tens… »

27.04.2019

Global inequality is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world

Global inequality is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world

Nicholas Beuret, University of Essex for The Conversation Those least responsible for global warming will suffer the most. Poorer countries – those that have contributed far less to climate change – tend to be situated in warmer regions, where additional warming causes the most devastation. Extreme weather… »

25.04.2019

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it

The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one By George Monbiot  for The Guardian For most of my adult life I’ve railed against “corporate capitalism”, “consumer capitalism” and “crony capitalism”. It took me a long time… »

22.04.2019

“A Message from the Future with AOC” [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]

“A Message from the Future with AOC” [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]

New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal As the push for the Green New Deal builds momentum in the United States, The Intercept has released a short illustrated video imagining a future shaped by the progressive environmental movement. It’s titled “A Message from the Future with Alexandria… »

20.04.2019

When You Get to the End of the Road it is Time to Think Outside the Box

When You Get to the End of the Road it is Time to Think Outside the Box

By Howard Richards I admit that I enjoy mixing metaphors just to fool around and have fun. This particular mixing of metaphors is deadly serious. We really are at the end of the road. A small but growing percentage of… »

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