Economics

Bangladeshi thinker Prof Yunus to receive Olympic honour

Guwahati: The lone Nobel laureate of Bangladesh, Professor Muhammad Yunus is going to receive a rare Olympic honour in Japan on the 23rd of July The economist turned revolutionary banker turned social entrepreneur, Dr Yunus will be honoured during the…

Bonus “Danger Money” won’t appease union in health and social care

Several governments across Europe promised, or even gave, ‘danger money’ bonuses for frontline workers in health and social care as the pandemic gathered strength. Such bonuses can only treat the symptom not the cause, however. Bonuses and even higher wages…

The hidden hand of the US blockade sparks Cuba protests

Protests erupted in various Cuban cities the weekend of July 11 over dire economic conditions and a surge in Covid-19 cases. They are the biggest protests to hit Cuba in three decades, and they may well continue in the coming…

The United States Tries to Take Advantage of the Price Cubans Are Paying for the Blockade and the Pandemic

Cuba, like every other country on the planet, is struggling with the impact of COVID-19. This small island of 11 million people has created five vaccine candidates and sent its medical workers through the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to…

4-day week in Iceland: Almost 9 out of 10 Icelanders are entitled to work shorter hours

Iceland has undertaken the largest trial of a 4-day-week, globally. It has been such an outstanding success that 86 percent of Iceland’s employees have either already adopted it, or at least have the possibility of working shorter hours. This experiment…

The Trump Charges Obscure a Bigger Story of How the Rich Legally Avoid Taxes

When he was president, Donald Trump ensured the rich got richer. That was a far bigger betrayal of the American people than the tax fraud charges his business is facing. By Sonali Kolhatkar After many months of anticipation and nearly…

Globalization explained by economist Helena Norberg Hodge

“Don’t leave the economy to the“ experts ”! By Fiorella Carollo In the year 1991 Helena N. Hodge published a book that has been read all around the world. With the significant title “Ancient Futures” it recounted her experience and…

Southern African Leaders Discuss Regional Economic Integration

Regional integration, security, macroeconomic stability and others formed the major issues discussed when Southern African leaders gathered late June in Maputo, Mozambique. By Kester Kenn Klomegah They were in the country for the extraordinary summit of Heads of State and…

Why the Neoliberal Drive to Privatize Everything Is Running Out of Gas

Most Chileans recently voted out the remnants of military dictator Augusto Pinochet, along with Milton Friedman’s policies and many U.S. interventions. They are at work on a radically new Constitution. In the United States, former President Donald Trump and President…

The Big War

US military officers debate US war against China. It’s timing: “maybe as early as 2026 or 2024.” While the German frigate Bayern is preparing to set off for its Asia-Pacific tour, high-ranking US military officials are intensifying their discussion on…

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