Economics

26.07.2018

China has been preparing for a trade war for over a decade

China has been preparing for a trade war for over a decade

Thursday, 12 July 2018 07:24 Brandon Smith for Alt-market The crash of 2008 brought with it a host of strange economic paradigms rarely if ever seen in history; paradigms which have turned normal fiscal analysis on its head. While some core fundamentals remain the same no matter… »

25.07.2018

Conservatives? No – Brexit has shown us what they really are

Conservatives? No – Brexit has shown us what they really are

By George Monbiot for The Guardian  They are no longer defending traditional values of national character and continuity, but rather catering to big business     It’s a remarkable thing to witness: senior Conservatives attacking big business. It is not just Boris Johnson exclaiming “fuck business” –… »

19.07.2018

Free markets and the decline of democracy

Free markets and the decline of democracy

By JOHN WEEKS 18 July 2018 for openDemocracy What is the source of the 21st century tendency to authoritarianism? The central purpose of neoliberal re-regulation is to remove economic policy from control by representative democracy. It is difficult to find a major country in which… »

11.07.2018

Pressenza NYC News-show about the ​Nuclear ​Divestment Campaign

Pressenza NYC News-show about the ​Nuclear ​Divestment Campaign

Panel with Anthony Donovan, Director of the documentary ​”​Good Thinking​;​”​ Ray Acheson, Director of Reaching Critical Will​; ​and ​Susi Snyder​, of Don’t Bank on the Bomb​. Hosted by David Andersson​, ​Pressenza NYC. We ​discussed the campaign ​in the US​,​ including updates ​on what’s going… »

10.07.2018

US-China trade: China is building bridges with the world while the US puts up walls

US-China trade: China is building bridges with the world while the US puts up walls

Yuka Kobayashi, SOAS, University of London for The Conversation China first built its famous Great Wall in the Qin dynasty during the third century BC. Never has there been a greater symbol of protectionism. But today China is outward facing to protect its national… »

06.07.2018

California Dreaming: Cannabis Cash, Public Banks—and the State’s Own Mini-Fed?

California Dreaming: Cannabis Cash, Public Banks—and the State’s Own Mini-Fed?

by Ellen Brown originally posted on Truthdig, 03/07/2018   Spurred by the heavily cash-reliant cannabis industry, Los Angeles residents will be the first in the country to vote on a public banking mandate, after the City Council agreed on June 29 to put a measure on the November ballot… »

04.07.2018

Why private alternatives to the NHS are so much more expensive

Why private alternatives to the NHS are so much more expensive

Cam Donaldson, Glasgow Caledonian University for The Conversation The NHS has survived to the age of 70 and now costs the UK just over £120 billion per annum. Many advanced economies spend even more on healthcare per head of population. Why do fully paid-up capitalist nations… »

22.06.2018

Independent unions found new global union federation

Independent unions found new global union federation

By labournet.tv In May 2018 the “International Confederation of Labour” was founded in Italy to unite independent unions and worker organisations across frontiers. We interviewed delegates at the congress to hear about their union activities at home and what they hope will come out of the new… »

12.06.2018

Switzerland fails to start a money revolution, but opens debate about a mechanism of economic violence

Switzerland fails to start a money revolution, but opens debate about a mechanism of economic violence

“This Sunday, Switzerland will hold an historical referendum on how money should be created. Watch this short video to understand what the vote is about – and share with your friends!” (Facebook posting by Positive Money Europe prior to the referendum). See Pressenza and Pressenza… »

11.06.2018

How high streets and shopping malls face a ‘domino effect’ from major store closures

How high streets and shopping malls face a ‘domino effect’ from major store closures

Omar Toulan, IMD Business School and Niccolò Pisani, University of Amsterdam for The Conversation Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm – and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close… »

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