Economics

15.09.2019

How big data can affect your bank account – and life

How big data can affect your bank account – and life

Aisling McMahon, National University of Ireland Maynooth; Alena Buyx, Technical University of Munich, and Barbara Prainsack, Universität Wien for The Conversation Mustafa loves good coffee. In his free time, he often browses high-end coffee machines that he cannot currently afford but is saving for. »

14.09.2019

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

In 2022, according to forecasts, the Japanese company Tepco, owner of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, will no longer have a place to store contaminated [radioactive] water after the 2011 accident. Faced with this situation, Japan’s own Minister of the Environment has said that there will be no other option… »

03.09.2019

Never ending crisis in Argentina, part 2: the disaster with the IMF

Never ending crisis in Argentina, part 2: the disaster with the IMF

The great blow to officialism during the primary elections (referred to as the PASO) in Argentina has only deepened the current crisis. Roberto Lampa for openDemocracy To understand how we’ve arrived at the umpteenth financial upheaval that began around a year ago in Rio de la… »

26.08.2019

The new political story that could change everything

The new political story that could change everything

George Monbiot Do you feel trapped in a broken economic model? A model that’s trashing the living world and threatens the lives of our descendants? A model that excludes billions of… »

23.08.2019

Tony Robinson “people are sick and tired of British politics only talking about Brexit”

Tony Robinson “people are sick and tired of British politics only talking about Brexit”

Together with the editor of Pressenza in London, Tony Robinson, we are getting closer to the reality of the United Kingdom, both in the political-social field, and in the way Brexit is dealt with, the exit of these countries from the European Union and the effects that the new Prime… »

22.08.2019

Our Grenfell: Slow Death of the Poor

Our Grenfell: Slow Death of the Poor

By Diane Pagen Each of the high rises in the United Kingdom that have combusted over the course of the past 20 years—Garnock Court in Irvine, Scotland, and Lakenal House and Grenfell Tower in London—happened to be public housing, with poor people the obvious victims. Whether in the U.K., or… »

19.08.2019

Universal Basic Income Fixes the Housing Market

Universal Basic Income Fixes the Housing Market

By Alex Howlett In cities like New York, San Francisco, and Boston, housing prices and rents are high and rising. »

16.08.2019

Russia and China are Growing Together Again

Russia and China are Growing Together Again

By Jonathan Power In her famous decree in 1767 Empress Catherine the Great proclaimed Russia to be a European power. She wanted Russia to be a major player in European politics. She compelled the Europeans to accept Russia as a great power as a condition for doing business. In… »

14.08.2019

The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flower “We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures.“ That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic sanctions that have become an economic blockade, but the… »

13.08.2019

Economic Scorched Earth punishment for Argentina’s rejection of neoliberal order

Economic Scorched Earth punishment for Argentina’s rejection of neoliberal order

“This Sunday the primary elections have just taken place in Argentina, which although they only defined the candidates of each force for next October’s elections, had a relevant importance to evaluate the advance of the opposition to Macri’s government; and the result has been conclusive: the opposition formula of the… »

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