Economics

26.02.2019

Notes From the Streets of Venezuela—The People Are Resilient in the Face of Foreign Intervention

Notes From the Streets of Venezuela—The People Are Resilient in the Face of Foreign Intervention

“If the government falls, we will be evicted. We—the Black, the poor, the working class—will lose what we have” By Vijay Prashad (1) This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of… »

26.02.2019

Puzzled by the Brexit debacle? Just follow the money

Puzzled by the Brexit debacle? Just follow the money

Finally it became clear. Thanks to an article by Simon Jenkins in The Guardian  we now know that “With a ‘free port’ deal negotiated behind closed doors, the financial sector will be fine. Meanwhile, others face ruin”. He explains : “An iron law of modern British government says that whatever… »

26.02.2019

U.S. Sale of War Planes to New Zealand Faces Popular Resistance in U.S. and New Zealand

U.S. Sale of War Planes to New Zealand Faces Popular Resistance in U.S. and New Zealand

By David Swanson, Director of World BEYOND War The U.S. State Department uses public funds and public employees to market private products designed for mass killing to foreign governments. Few corporations have benefitted more from this socialism for the oligarchs than Boeing. In one recent example, the U.S. government has… »

25.02.2019

The truth is, Africa is still a land to conquer

The truth is, Africa is still a land to conquer

Other states pretty much do what they like, partly because there are new factors in play that have added to the daily squabbling and which, taken on their own, have nothing to do with the migrant phenomenon. Africa possesses 30% of the world’s natural resources, and yet it accounts for… »

25.02.2019

QE Forever: The Fed’s Dramatic About-face

QE Forever: The Fed’s Dramatic About-face

by Ellen Brown, February 21, 2019 The original article may be found here “Quantitative easing” was supposed to be an emergency measure. »

19.02.2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour

By Dr James M Dorsey Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s three-nation tour of Asia is as much about demonstrating he stands tall – despite Western criticism of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the war in Yemen – as it is about exploiting geopolitical and economic opportunity. Prince… »

16.02.2019

Inside the Neoliberal Laboratory Preparing for the Theft of Venezuela’s Economy

Inside the Neoliberal Laboratory Preparing for the Theft of Venezuela’s Economy

By Justin Podur (1)   As we watch a U.S.-backed coup unfold in a distant country, as in Venezuela today, our eyes are drawn to the diplomatic, military, and economic elements of the U.S. »

12.02.2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

TAKE ACTION: Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019

Under ISDS corporations and the rich have sued governments for billions of euros – for anything from introducing health warnings on cigarettes to banning dirty oil drilling. Citizens, campaigners and social movements are uniting in 2019 to put an end to this parallel justice system for big business. You can… »

11.02.2019

The Venezuela Myth Keeping Us from Transforming Our Economy

The Venezuela Myth Keeping Us from Transforming Our Economy

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is getting significant media attention these days, after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview that it should “be a larger part of our conversation” when it comes to funding the Green New Deal. According to MMT, the government can spend… »

11.02.2019

If the whole world wants cobalt, and all the cobalt is in Congo, why are people in the country dying of hunger?

If the whole world wants cobalt, and all the cobalt is in Congo, why are people in the country dying of hunger?

The paradox of one of the world’s most resource-plentiful countries, with huge riches but a population in dire straits. Finding a treasure when digging a latrine. If that sounds like an old fairy tale, it really can come true in the Democratic Republic of Congo – a place with all… »

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