Economics

06.10.2019

[Ecuador] National strike: The cry of the people in the streets

[Ecuador] National strike: The cry of the people in the streets

By Fluxus Foto After the official announcement of the new economic measures, mainly the liberation of the subsidy to the prices of the extra gasoline and diesel, the union of transporters at national level decided to call a paralysis of its activities, leaving without public transport most of the national… »

05.10.2019

Why we must reform the IMF – before it’s too late

Why we must reform the IMF – before it’s too late

The fund’s legacy of austerity must be replaced by a new social contract based on shared prosperity and a just transition to a zero-carbon future. Leo Baunach  Lara Merling for openDemocracy 3 October 2019 This article is part of ourEconomy’s ‘Preparing for the next crisis’ series. »

02.10.2019

Universal Basic Income is a game changer for writers. Come march with us for it!

Universal Basic Income is a game changer for writers. Come march with us for it!

For many decades now, the United States has been a very hard and inhospitable place to be a writer—there is virtually no support for our craft, despite the importance of having a populace that knows how to write. Many writers and trailblazers in writing communities are suffering financially right now,… »

02.10.2019

The Robots Are Not Coming

The Robots Are Not Coming

By Alex Howlett If you follow technology, you could be forgiven for believing that humanity is standing the precipice of a robot apocalypse. It’s only a matter of time before automation eliminates so many jobs that humans will simply no longer be “needed.” Right? Five years back, YouTuber CGP Grey made… »

01.10.2019

China’s Miracle – as seen by the official China itself

China’s Miracle – as seen by the official China itself

Editor’s note: TFF wants to let you hear how the official China looks upon itself and its achievements, particularly since the country celebrates its 79th Anniversary on October 1, 2019. Jan Oberg, editor of The Transnational The reason is that you can rest assured there will be no… »

30.09.2019

Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

Kenya is running the world’s most ambitious basic income pilot yet, but will its results be enough to forge a whole new approach to poverty reduction? Caroline Teti for openDemocracy 30 September 2019 Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: Tell us a bit about the basic income trial… »

28.09.2019

Face 2 Face with Diane Pagen

Face 2 Face with Diane Pagen

On this show we speak with Diane Pagen with Basic Income NYC about universal basic income (UBI) and how that model of guaranteed income works. She also discusses the Basic Income March that will take place in NYC on Saturday, October 26 at 12 noon in the Bronx. More details… »

27.09.2019

The dirty secret of capitalism — and a new way forward

The dirty secret of capitalism — and a new way forward

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle… »

25.09.2019

NYC: Income Savings Plan Program (ISP)

NYC: Income Savings Plan Program (ISP)

On the Department of Homeless Services proposal to amend the Rules of the City of New York to establish an income savings program for shelter residents with earned income, to be known as “ISP” or “Income Savings Plan Program” By Diane R. Pagen The Department of Homeless Services Income Savings… »

23.09.2019

Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing

Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing

Radek Stefanski, University of St Andrews for The Conversation European governments often appear to champion low-carbon policies. Yet, in 2017, European Union countries collectively spent US$87 billion subsidising the cost of fossil fuels. Shockingly – at a time when the world needs to act to stop climate change… »

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