Economics

11.01.2021

“More Courage to Assume Global Power”

“More Courage to Assume Global Power”

The German foreign policy establishment debates EU plans for global power. Former EU commissioner cautions against “complete overconfidence.” BERLIN(Own report) – The German foreign policy establishment is entering the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic with new plans for EU global power. Whereas in particular western powers and their… »

08.01.2021

In America, Business Profits Come First Over the Pandemic

In America, Business Profits Come First Over the Pandemic

Blaming the deadly virus surge on individuals and their risky behavior ignores that the real fault lies with a government that chooses to prioritize the health of businesses over that of humans. By Sonali Kolhatkar Los Angeles, California, is now considered one of the worst COVID-19 hotspots in the nation. »

06.01.2021

Chomsky and Prashad: Three Major Threats to Life on Earth That We Must Address in 2021

Chomsky and Prashad: Three Major Threats to Life on Earth That We Must Address in 2021

By Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad Large parts of the world—outside of China and a few other countries—face a runaway virus, which has not been stopped because of criminal incompetence by governments. That these governments in wealthy countries cynically set aside the basic scientific protocols released by the World… »

31.12.2020

Water, “The Ultimate Commodity”, (*) Has Entered the Stock Market. Poor water!

Water, “The Ultimate Commodity”, (*) Has Entered the Stock Market. Poor water!

Entering the stock exchange is the result of a long series of steps. In the beginning there was …. the ‘petrolization’ of water. They announced it, proclaimed it since the 1970s. The “petrolization of water” (1) has driven the way we imagine and see water in industrialized and “developed” societies. »

29.12.2020

The European Citizens’ Initiative for a Basic Income

The European Citizens’ Initiative for a Basic Income

by Daniel Raventós – Julie Wark There are no precedents that can serve as a reference for Europe’s economic and social situation right now. The 2020 European Commission indicators show a drop of 8.3% for GDP growth, while the OECD sets the figure at about 9% for the eurozone. The… »

28.12.2020

Ghana and Africa Pay Tribute to Jerry Rawlings

Ghana and Africa Pay Tribute to Jerry Rawlings

Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings passed away on November 12, 2020. After governing his country between 1981 and 2000, he stepped down after regular elections. His tenure was marked by a ruthless and effective fight against corruption and the rebuilding of the country’s… »

20.12.2020

It’s time for Africa: Assessing Russia’s relations with the continent

It’s time for Africa: Assessing Russia’s relations with the continent

By Kester Kenn Klomegah A Moscow-based public policy advisor specializing in Russia, the Eurasian Union and Africa explains some of the aspects of current Russia-African relations, problems and challenges, as well as its future perspectives. While over the past two decades, Russia’s efforts to regain its Soviet-era influence in Africa… »

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… »

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