Economics

27.11.2018

UN criticises UK austerity induced poverty…so…mission accomplished?

UN criticises UK austerity induced poverty…so…mission accomplished?

“The UK government has inflicted “great misery” on its people with “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found. “Philip Alston, the UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, ended… »

26.11.2018

Unconditional Basic Income Europe network meets in Budapest for a public conference and workshops among its members

Unconditional Basic Income Europe network meets in Budapest for a public conference and workshops among its members

In Budapest, a conference and workshops on the topic of unconditional basic income, organised by UBIE and its partners in Hungary, took place on the weekend of 23-25 November. At the conference on Friday 25th, experts, politicians and specialists spoke about their ideas, suggestions and experiences. After… »

26.11.2018

Basic Income in the European Elections: an interview with Dániel Fehér

Basic Income in the European Elections: an interview with Dániel Fehér

On Friday the 23rd of November a public conference took place at the Hungarian Institute of Political History in Budapest, hosted by the First Hungarian Unconditional Basic Income Association together with the Progressive Hungary Foundation and bringing together members of the… »

22.11.2018

Basic Income in the 2019 European Elections – Conference in Budapest, 23 November, 2018

Basic Income in the 2019 European Elections – Conference in Budapest, 23 November, 2018

With the European Elections of May 2019 on the horizon, the Unconditional Basic Income Europe Network is bringing together ideas for a new European social contract that binds countries and citizens in solidarity, while preserving individual freedom and dignity.  With the inputs and thoughts of academics, campaigners and active politicians,… »

21.11.2018

US has spent almost $6 trillion on wars since 2001

US has spent almost $6 trillion on wars since 2001

By Trévon Austin A report released by the Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs at Brown University indicates the total sum spent on the “war on terror” is much larger than previously suggested. Professor Neta C. Crawford, the author of the study, revealed that the US government is set to… »

19.11.2018

Tanzania: the rapacious hypocrisy of the West

Tanzania: the rapacious hypocrisy of the West

Once upon a time there was an African country, Tanzania, praised by the whole West as “peaceful, tolerant, hospitable, etc., etc., etc.” Thanks to its founding ‘father’ J. K. Nyerere, a primary school teacher, Tanzania gained independence from colonial rule in 1961 without spilling a drop of blood, unlike all… »

19.11.2018

HQ2: Amazon’s Coup

HQ2: Amazon’s Coup

Amazon made its long-awaited announcement this week, revealing where it will site its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The selection process pitted over 200 cities against each other, vying for the prospect of hosting the new corporate campus with its promised 50,000 well-paying, white-collar jobs. Politicians prostrated themselves before the online… »

18.11.2018

New Study Details ‘Staggering’ $6 Trillion (and Counting) Price Tag of Endless US War

New Study Details ‘Staggering’ $6 Trillion (and Counting) Price Tag of Endless US War

“The U.S. continues to fund the wars by borrowing, so this is a conservative estimate of the consequences of funding the war as if on a credit card.” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams While the human costs will remain impossible to calculate, a new… »

10.11.2018

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Julian Manley, University of Central Lancashire for The Conversation I am sure they are an estimable bunch, but Preston Council are not the locomotive of the UK economy. We Conservatives know that it is only a strong private sector economy that can pay for superb public services. When… »

07.11.2018

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

By Medea Benjamin Iranian government officials want to know how the Trump administration can get away with punishing Iran and other countries for complying with the internationally recognized nuclear deal signed in 2015. “The US is, in effect, threatening states who seek to abide by Resolution 2231 with punitive measures,”… »

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