Economics

15.10.2019

Economics Nobel 2019: why Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer won

Economics Nobel 2019: why Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer won

Arnab Bhattacharjee, Heriot-Watt University and Mark Schaffer, Heriot-Watt University for The Conversation The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 (commonly known as the Nobel Prize for Economics) has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for… »

15.10.2019

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

People’s protest in Ecuador compels Moreno government to drop IMF’s prescription of neo-liberal measure

By Countercurrents Collective United Nations-backed dialogue between the right wing Lenin Moreno’s government and leaders of protesting people including indigenous people’s organizations reached a deal Sunday to revoke pro-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Decree 883, end strikes across the country, and to set up a commission that will write the new… »

12.10.2019

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Pictures: Marcelo Rivera, William Tipán and Walker Vizcarra Video: Walker Vizcarra Ecuador has had 9 days of protests and paralysis at the national level, after having ordered the elimination of subsidies and other economic measures by executive decree. The days of protest have been… »

10.10.2019

Repression in Yesterday’s Protests in Quito

Repression in Yesterday’s Protests in Quito

Photos by: Alejandro Ramírez Anderson The general mobilization in Ecuador, especially in Quito, has gained more strength with the arrival of numerous groups of indigenous people who come to claim and demand their rights. At the same time, repression has also gained ground. Here are some images. »

10.10.2019

Indigenous-Led Anti-Austerity Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Ecuadorian Government to Move Capital

Indigenous-Led Anti-Austerity Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Ecuadorian Government to Move Capital

Tens of thousands of people, led by indigenous leaders, are expected to again bring Ecuador to a standstill today in massive ongoing anti-government protests. Demonstrators flooded the streets of Quito Tuesday to decry government-imposed austerity measures and a steep hike in fuel prices, despite a severe police crackdown. Civil unrest… »

09.10.2019

The Indigenous Movement is Already in the Capital

The Indigenous Movement is Already in the Capital

Videos: Alberto Vargas – Cover photo: Patricio tapia After overcoming many difficulties thanks to an impressive tenacity, the indigenous movement has arrived in Quito to join the national strike for next October 9. More information in this link: https://twitter.com/CONAIE_Ecuador/status/1181384187196198912?s=19  … »

07.10.2019

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Science Daily reports “New study, published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty.” The research was carried out because “Infant mortality rate (IMR) has risen for the last four years in England, yet the role of increasing levels of child poverty in explaining… »

06.10.2019

[Ecuador] National strike: The cry of the people in the streets

[Ecuador] National strike: The cry of the people in the streets

By Fluxus Foto After the official announcement of the new economic measures, mainly the liberation of the subsidy to the prices of the extra gasoline and diesel, the union of transporters at national level decided to call a paralysis of its activities, leaving without public transport most of the national… »

05.10.2019

Why we must reform the IMF – before it’s too late

Why we must reform the IMF – before it’s too late

The fund’s legacy of austerity must be replaced by a new social contract based on shared prosperity and a just transition to a zero-carbon future. Leo Baunach  Lara Merling for openDemocracy 3 October 2019 This article is part of ourEconomy’s ‘Preparing for the next crisis’ series. »

02.10.2019

Universal Basic Income is a game changer for writers. Come march with us for it!

Universal Basic Income is a game changer for writers. Come march with us for it!

For many decades now, the United States has been a very hard and inhospitable place to be a writer—there is virtually no support for our craft, despite the importance of having a populace that knows how to write. Many writers and trailblazers in writing communities are suffering financially right now,… »

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