Economics

Defending worker cooperatives

Worker cooperatives have succeeded in recovering factories and companies and in undertaking many valuable projects that dignify men and women through work in solidarity. However, on occasions, justice does not accompany the effort. By Dr. Miguel Julio Rodríguez Villafañe Work…

How to Divest. In the Town of Wall Street, Applaud the NYC Comptroller Brad Lander, the NYC Council and Amalgamated Bank.

In recent years we have full out launched into another nuclear arms race, without discussion of facts nor citizen input. By far, we have put forth the largest outlay in history for our Pentagon budget. Instead of using the wisdom…

On wages, universal and unconditional basic income and Buen Vivir: there is much to think about and do!

In a capitalist society, wage controversy is a difficult obstacle to overcome. And in a capitalist society like Brazil’s, this controversy easily becomes even more complex. Wage differentials often appear as an expression of inequalities, concealing their economic nature. Thus,…

Why Are Humans Fighting Other Humans when We Are Facing Extinction as a Species?

For critical thinkers, the cascading consequences of the Ukraine war are redundant proofs of what they already knew before the war: there are no solutions to humanity´s principal problems inside the framework of the basic legal and ethical structures of…

Bridgestone and Huawei: the power of workers

On 11 February this year, the 1550 workers of the Japanese multinational Bridgestone in Argentina received the first half of last year’s “profit sharing” bonus. They will receive about $6,000 each when they receive the second payment on 11 May.…

The dollar devours the euro

By Michael Hudson It is now clear that today’s escalation of the New Cold War was planned more than a year ago, with serious strategy associated with the US plan to block Nord Stream 2 as part of its aim…

NATO’s internal gold war: Brexit negotiations still inconclusive

Brexitology has largely focused on the UK’s fish, but has completely ignored the EU’s gigantic gold reserves, supposedly still held in safe custody at the Bank of England. To make matters worse, a no-deal divorce between the UK and the…

What caused Sri Lanka’s disaster?

If I say Facebook did it, people would wonder if I have developed some mental illness. If I say IMF and World Bank did it, economics buffs would cringe, because they were not even in the picture, at least directly.…

We Have Entered A Post-Capitalist Era

Something Strange Has Happened “Something strange has happened … Something has changed over the last year or two.” You’ve probably been hearing people say these sorts of things lately. Come to think of it, you’ve probably been hearing yourself thinking…

How One Organization Is Helping to Grow Cooperative Businesses in New York City

Green Worker Cooperatives nurtures co-op startups in the South Bronx. By Aric Sleeper Mention a worker cooperative or a cooperatively owned business in casual conversation, and most people will be left scratching their heads and will need some elaboration on…

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