Economics

06.05.2020

What’s Driving Trump’s Political Attacks on China

What’s Driving Trump’s Political Attacks on China

By M.K. Bhadrakumar The U.S. President Donald Trump has tied himself and onlookers in knots by his alternating encomiums for and diatribes against China over COVID-19 in the recent weeks. Only he can cut the Gordian knot, and he will be in a position to do so only after November… »

04.05.2020

Working from home, even when the coronavirus crisis has passed

Working from home, even when the coronavirus crisis has passed

The coronavirus crisis has compelled workers around the world to work from home. Global air quality has been transformed as a result. When the crisis has passed, will those who can work from home still be allowed to? Germany is gradually reopening public life after weeks of coronavirus-prompted restrictions. It… »

04.05.2020

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Viewpoint by Agora of the Inhabitants of the Earth A new public declaration of policy and aims, Manifesto 2020, has issued a clarion call for declaring poverty Illegal. Poverty Is the product of labour regulation within the context of unequal economic growth. It is the result of global… »

03.05.2020

U.S. Trade War Against China Takes a Coronaviral Turn

U.S. Trade War Against China Takes a Coronaviral Turn

The anti-China fake news campaign about the COVID-19 pandemic fits into the larger war that the U.S. is waging against China. It taps into the deep reservoir of xenophobia and racism in the U.S. and elsewhere. By Prabir Purkayastha / Independent Media Institute The Trump administration has expanded its… »

03.05.2020

With Millions Unable to Pay for Housing This Month, Organizers Plan the Largest Rent Strike in Nearly a Century in New York and Elsewhere

With Millions Unable to Pay for Housing This Month, Organizers Plan the Largest Rent Strike in Nearly a Century in New York and Elsewhere

By Natasha Lennard Want a grim picture of the state of American dissent during the coronavirus pandemic? Take an overview of media coverage from the last week. The press focused disproportionate attention on a few hundred white reactionaries, in a small number of states, rallying against social distancing measures —… »

02.05.2020

Baltic countries are on the verge of state bankruptcy

Baltic countries are on the verge of state bankruptcy

BY LUKAS RAMONAS The coronavirus pandemic spreads throughout the world. And its victims are not only people, but also the economies of states. As it is known, the number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 daily increases by 100-130 people in the Baltic countries. At the same time, the International Monetary… »

30.04.2020

More Concerns: Legislative Oversight Amid Covid-19

More Concerns: Legislative Oversight Amid Covid-19

At times of difficulty, confusion seems to reign. Congressional leadership acts with one legislative piece after another, but more often, a bill contains something to placate the people while substantial concessions are made elsewhere. For those watching, it’s an all-too familiar tune. Misaligned priorities are clearer today as Covid-19 continues… »

30.04.2020

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

“In an age of sometimes false, and often too much information, it is difficult for human rights organizations to decide how much time to devote to which of our world’s manifold problems,” writes Wolfgang Kaleck, ECCHR’s general secretary, in our 2019 Annual Report. Climate change and related environmental destruction… »

28.04.2020

Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health

Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health

Many people are talking about universal basic income (UBI) these days. Giving everyone a guaranteed income could be the solution to many economic woes. But one factor that hasn’t been mentioned much in discussions of UBI is how it might improve our mental health. Social psychiatry research… »

28.04.2020

WATCH: Bernie Sanders to Host Livestream Discussion on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Undocumented Immigrants

WATCH: Bernie Sanders to Host Livestream Discussion on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Undocumented Immigrants

Sanders has called for a robust coronavirus relief package that would include direct monthly payments for undocumented people, who were left out of the CARES Act. By Julia Conley, staff writer – Common Dreams Sen. Bernie Sanders will be joined by national immigrant rights advocates Monday evening for a livestream… »

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