Economics

10.11.2018

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Julian Manley, University of Central Lancashire for The Conversation I am sure they are an estimable bunch, but Preston Council are not the locomotive of the UK economy. We Conservatives know that it is only a strong private sector economy that can pay for superb public services. When… »

07.11.2018

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

By Medea Benjamin Iranian government officials want to know how the Trump administration can get away with punishing Iran and other countries for complying with the internationally recognized nuclear deal signed in 2015. “The US is, in effect, threatening states who seek to abide by Resolution 2231 with punitive measures,”… »

29.10.2018

XVIII Symposium Universal Basic Income

XVIII Symposium Universal Basic Income

Los días 26 y 27 de octubre se desarrolló, en la sede de Barcelona Activa, el XVIII simposio de la Red Renta Básica. En él se pudo exponer los aspectos básicos de esta propuesta, así como aspectos más técnicos, políticos y sociales. Tal como se indica en la propia web, "La renta básica universal puede ser la clave para conseguir una sociedad más igualitaria donde se garanticen unos ingresos vitales y la libertad de toda la ciudadanía". »

27.10.2018

VI International Symposium “Finding New Paths”: The new paradigms are already in action! (Day. 2)

VI International Symposium “Finding New Paths”: The new paradigms are already in action! (Day. 2)

On the second day of the VI International Symposium organized by the World Center for Humanist Studies (CEHUM), the event allowed the presentation of the world problem in the political, social, cultural and environmental aspects. Proposals for change were also developed, in which you are the main actor. In this… »

25.10.2018

Saudi Arabia gets a friend in need – Russia

Saudi Arabia gets a friend in need – Russia

OCTOBER 22, 2018 BY M. K. BHADRAKUMAR It goes without saying that oil has been central to military power and economic life in modern history. Control of oil has been a key source of power and policy in the Cold War. There… »

05.10.2018

Why California residents want public banks

Why California residents want public banks

By Zoe Sullivan1, reproduced from Public Banking Institute, Sept. 04, 2018   Ten years after the most recent financial crisis, some argue we have learned nothing, but a movement across the country to establish public banksshows how some have taken its lessons to heart. Inspired by … »

02.10.2018

How America Can Free Itself From Wall Street

How America Can Free Itself From Wall Street

By Ellen Brown First published on Truthdig, Oct. 02, 2018.   Wall Street owns the country. That was the opening line of a fiery speech that populist leader Mary Ellen Lease delivered around 1890. Franklin Roosevelt said it again in a letter to Colonel House in 1933, and Sen. Dick… »

26.09.2018

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others

Sandy Brian Hager, City, University of London for The Conversation Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent British people seen their share of national income double since 1980, while over the same… »

19.09.2018

There is an alternative to neoliberalism – in Britain and beyond

There is an alternative to neoliberalism – in Britain and beyond

LAURIE MACFARLANE 18 September 2018 for openDemocracy – Laurie Macfarlane introduces ‘New Thinking for the British Economy’ – openDemocracy’s new eBook outlining a new economic agenda for Britain. Western political economy is in a period of upheaval. Neoliberalism – the set of economic ideas and… »

14.09.2018

Kleptocracies love migrants

Kleptocracies love migrants

Contrary to their stated manifestos, the most neoliberal right wing governments take advantage of the massive migrations that their own policies on wars and promotion of poverty in developing countries produce. The concentration of wealth continues unabated increasing inequality and social unrest but the way this trend is connected to… »

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