Economics

07.10.2020

Report outlines long road to post-COVID recovery for Latin America and Caribbean

Report outlines long road to post-COVID recovery for Latin America and Caribbean

Economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean will be slower than the return to productivity following the subprime mortgage crisis more than a decade ago, the head of the UN’s office for the region, ECLAC, said on Tuesday. Alicia Bárcena was speaking during a virtual… »

03.10.2020

Doughnut Economy for Berlin

Doughnut Economy for Berlin

With her “Doughnut Economy”, British economist Kate Raworth brings a breath of fresh air into the discussions about sustainable economy. Of all things, she stylizes a greasy, sweet pastry rollas a symbol of doing economy in a sustainable way. According to Raworth, the donut model points “to a… »

30.09.2020

Indefinitely Postponed

Indefinitely Postponed

EU-Africa meetings cancelled: EU falls behind in competition for influence on the African continent. In the competition for influence on the African continent, Berlin and the EU are falling further behind China and other emerging countries. The meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers with those of the African Union (AU),… »

26.09.2020

German Catholic Workers throw support behind Europe-wide push for unconditional basic income

German Catholic Workers throw support behind Europe-wide push for unconditional basic income

By: Cameron Doody – In light of the pandemic, “it is more than clear that we need an unconditional basic income in Europe” “In view of the effects of the pandemic measures, it is more… »

24.09.2020

September 25: The collection of signatures for the European Citizens’ Initiative for an unconditional basic income begins.

September 25: The collection of signatures for the European Citizens’ Initiative for an unconditional basic income begins.

This September 25, 2020, the collection of signatures begins to bring to fruition the European Citizen Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income. It involves the collection of 1 million signatures in at least 7 countries of the European Union and within a period of one year. The presentation of the… »

20.09.2020

2020 Basic Income March for Change

2020 Basic Income March for Change

By Jhon Sánchez Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote, “Time is on the side of change.” Yesterday, still without knowing of RBG’s death, I logged in to the online event to celebrate the progress of the UBI campaign in the USA and the world. When the host rendered tribute to RBG, it… »

20.09.2020

How Were 46 Million People Trapped by Student Debt? The History of an Unfulfilled Promise

How Were 46 Million People Trapped by Student Debt? The History of an Unfulfilled Promise

It is long past time to recognize that the cruel experiment in financing higher education through student loans has failed. By Mary Green Swig, Steven L. Swig, David A. Bergeron, and Richard J. Eskow The democratic principle of tuition-free education in our country pre-dates the founding of the United States. »

19.09.2020

Community Fridges Are Popping Up Across America for Mutual Aid Amid the Pandemic

Community Fridges Are Popping Up Across America for Mutual Aid Amid the Pandemic

Fighting food insecurity, one block at a time. By April M. Short On one side of a refrigerator that stands on a sidewalk in New Orleans, two alligators encircle a woman with dark mocha skin wearing a tattered white slip. Her hair is a single braid that reaches the ground. »

14.09.2020

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate

By Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro Hernández “It’s a major paradox, no?” asks Hugo Ñopo, a researcher at the Peruvian think tank Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Peru has presented itself… »

05.09.2020

Charter Schools Find Gold in Federal Government Aid to Small Businesses While Black-Owned Firms Get the Shaft

Charter Schools Find Gold in Federal Government Aid to Small Businesses While Black-Owned Firms Get the Shaft

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout, the charter industry added to systemic inequities that afflict Black communities. By Jeff Bryant The charter school industry has done much during the COVID-19 pandemic to add to systemic inequities that afflict Black communities by hijacking small business relief aid originally… »

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