Economics

19.12.2020

The profile of South African entrepreneurs surviving against unbelievably heavy odds

The profile of South African entrepreneurs surviving against unbelievably heavy odds

South Africa is battling one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide. A concentrated number of unemployed people live in marginalised and under-resourced communities, where the estimated unemployment rate is 60%. Entrepreneurship is proposed by a number of socioeconomic researchers working in the field of unemployment as one… »

17.12.2020

Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access

Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Just before the World Health Assembly (WHA), an 18 May open letter by world leaders and experts urged governments to ensure that all COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and tests are patent-free, fairly distributed and available… »

17.12.2020

Amid Mounting Progressive Pressure, Congressional Leaders Reportedly Planning to Include Direct Payments in Relief Package

Amid Mounting Progressive Pressure, Congressional Leaders Reportedly Planning to Include Direct Payments in Relief Package

“I will not vote for a Covid package that doesn’t include survival payments and unemployment relief for the American people. It’s a red line,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. By Jake Johnson Congressional leaders are reportedly planning to include another round of direct payments to struggling Americans as part of a… »

12.12.2020

Australia-China Spat: It’s More Than Just Trade

Australia-China Spat: It’s More Than Just Trade

Viewpoint by Kalinga Seneviratne A one-sided trade war has been gathering momentum between China and Australia, ever since Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for an “independent” international investigation of the origins of Covid-19, which infuriated China. China is Australia’s biggest trading partner with two-way trade worth A$ 235 in… »

11.12.2020

European and Western Sanctions Push Russia to Africa

European and Western Sanctions Push Russia to Africa

By Kester Kenn Klomegah On November 23, Russian Senators, Academicians, Researchers and Experts gathered to discuss the export of non-commodities to Africa at the interactive webinar, organized by Federation Council of Russia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, and Business Russia Association. According to the organizers, the meeting was… »

04.12.2020

Argentina seeks wealth tax: millionaires have to pay one third of the Corona crisis costs

Argentina seeks wealth tax: millionaires have to pay one third of the Corona crisis costs

By Philipp Stadler. In Argentina, the super-rich will have to pay for the costs of the Covid-19 crisis. The center-left government of the South American country decided in Novemeber 2020 on a new wealth tax for large fortunes over two million euros. This will finance one… »

04.12.2020

No to FTAA 15 yrs on: overcoming capitalism still best alternative for Latin America

No to FTAA 15 yrs on: overcoming capitalism still best alternative for Latin America

Brasil de Fato Michele de Mello “Alca, al carajo!”, was Hugo Chávez’s war cry in Mar Del Plata, located in southern Argentina, on November 5th 2005, expressing the will of the people in the 35 countries of the American continent. The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) was a… »

03.12.2020

Why the USDA Is Being Sued—Again

Why the USDA Is Being Sued—Again

The USDA is facing lawsuits for shirking its responsibility to protect birds from animal welfare violations. By Dena Jones The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was sued three times this past summer for shirking its responsibility to protect birds from egregious welfare violations and safeguard workers at… »

03.12.2020

Payments for the poor, taxation of the rich: Bolivia’s left-wing party returns to power

Payments for the poor, taxation of the rich: Bolivia’s left-wing party returns to power

Bolivia elections 2020: MAS, the left-wing party of Evo Morales and Luis Acre claimes a landslide win. With this election victory, the Bolivian population has taught the ruling right-wing elite several lessons. It is a clear rejection of the opression and violence against the Indigenous population, social injustice and the… »

01.12.2020

What would you change in your life if your income was secured?

What would you change in your life if your income was secured?

This is what the UBI4ALL Campaign is trying to answer by means of a lottery where residents of the European Union can win a Basic Income, the money for which has been obtained via crowdfunding. Anyone in the European Union can win an 800€ a month Unconditional Basic Income as… »

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