Economics

14.09.2018

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk

by Ellen Brown, originally posted on Truthdig, Sept. 13, 2018   Excluding institutions such as Blackrock and Vanguard, which are composed of multiple investors, the largest single players in global equity markets are now thought to be central banks themselves. An estimated 30 to 40 central banks are… »

09.09.2018

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

By EMILY KAWANO 4 September 2018 for openDemocracy We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’ The solidarity economy is a global movement to build a post-capitalist world that puts people and planet front and center, rather than the pursuit of… »

05.09.2018

The burning down of Brazil’s national museum: A capitalist crime against the heritage of humanity

The burning down of Brazil’s national museum: A capitalist crime against the heritage of humanity

By Bill Van Auken Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro was gutted Sunday night by a massive fire that consumed not only the historic 19tth century palace that housed the institution, but a vast and irreplaceable collection of what was by far the largest natural history and anthropology museum… »

04.09.2018

Ken Livingstone: Decade after 2008 crisis, no changes made, richest get richer, inequality growing

Ken Livingstone: Decade after 2008 crisis, no changes made, richest get richer, inequality growing

By Ken Livingstone This month marks 10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers created the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, but governments have failed to make changes necessary to prevent a similar collapse. Back in the 1930s, the US government responded to the Great… »

01.09.2018

Happy birthday missed opportunity. Welcome new window

Happy birthday missed opportunity. Welcome new window

“Capitalism’s near-death experience with the banking crisis was a golden opportunity for progressives. But they blew it.  “…preparations are well under way for protests to mark next month’s 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers – the pivotal moment in the global financial crisis. “Make no mistake, the fact… »

30.08.2018

Sanders vs. Amazon Intensifies as Senator Stands With Struggling Workers Against World’s Richest Man

Sanders vs. Amazon Intensifies as Senator Stands With Struggling Workers Against World’s Richest Man

“No one working for a man who earns $260 million a day should be forced to sleep in their car. Yet that is what’s happening at Amazon.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams After Amazon issued a rare blog post on Wednesday denouncing… »

29.08.2018

Germany seeks Independence from the US$

Germany seeks Independence from the US$

by Paul Craig Roberts, 28/08/2018. Germany’s Foreign Minister Says Sovereignty Requires Independence from Washington: “Europe no longer wants to be a vassal state to US monopoly over global payments, and will now aggressively pursue its own “Swift” network that is not subservient to Washington’s every whim” — Heiko Maas. »

23.08.2018

Guy Standing: The Basic Income is a fundamental emancipator policy

Guy Standing: The Basic Income is a fundamental emancipator policy

For the British economist and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network, Basic Income is not a panacea but it helps society to advance to a better life This is the latest in a series of interviews that we have been publishing and that were the basis of the documentary… »

23.08.2018

Syria’s crisis has set back its economy

Syria’s crisis has set back its economy

The Syrian crisis has greatly set back the economy of this once middle-income country, bringing about direct losses up to 120 billion U.S. dollars to the country as a whole and an alarming 268 billion U.S. dollars to the industries. It has stymied the annual growth since 2000, 7.9 percent… »

22.08.2018

Sonja Scherndl: Global problems need global solutions

Sonja Scherndl: Global problems need global solutions

A member of Share the World’s Resources, she believes there is only one humanity and we must work together for the good of all. Sonja Scherndl works at Share the World’s Resources in London. She first heard about Basic Income about a year ago at a conference where she met… »

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