Economics

03.05.2019

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

More than 40,000 people have died in Venezuela since 2017 as a result of U.S. sanctions, according to a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot. The report examines how U.S. sanctions have reduced the availability of food and… »

27.04.2019

Economists Warn Trump’s Sanctions Targeting Venezuela

Economists Warn Trump’s Sanctions Targeting Venezuela

‘A Death Sentence for Tens of Thousands of People’ “It’s a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams Two American economists warn that U.S. sanctions targeting Venezuela “are a death sentence for tens… »

27.04.2019

Global inequality is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world

Global inequality is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world

Nicholas Beuret, University of Essex for The Conversation Those least responsible for global warming will suffer the most. Poorer countries – those that have contributed far less to climate change – tend to be situated in warmer regions, where additional warming causes the most devastation. Extreme weather… »

25.04.2019

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it

The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one By George Monbiot  for The Guardian For most of my adult life I’ve railed against “corporate capitalism”, “consumer capitalism” and “crony capitalism”. It took me a long time… »

22.04.2019

“A Message from the Future with AOC” [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]

“A Message from the Future with AOC” [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]

New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal As the push for the Green New Deal builds momentum in the United States, The Intercept has released a short illustrated video imagining a future shaped by the progressive environmental movement. It’s titled “A Message from the Future with Alexandria… »

20.04.2019

When You Get to the End of the Road it is Time to Think Outside the Box

When You Get to the End of the Road it is Time to Think Outside the Box

By Howard Richards I admit that I enjoy mixing metaphors just to fool around and have fun. This particular mixing of metaphors is deadly serious. We really are at the end of the road. A small but growing percentage of… »

20.04.2019

“Humanizing the economy is the task of the present moment”, José Rafael Quesada

“Humanizing the economy is the task of the present moment”, José Rafael Quesada

We interviewed Costa Rican economist José Rafael Quesada, in his capacity as coordinator of the Economics Network that works in the context of the IV Latin American Humanist Forum, to find out from now on what the work they have begun to organize consists of. José Rafael Quesada: Basically we… »

10.04.2019

Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Creeping privatisation is rolling back the state to create a new, absolutist bureaucracy that destroys efficiency.  My life was saved last year by the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, through a skilful procedure to remove a cancer from my body. Now… »

06.04.2019

Fight against Climate Change and Poverty Will Fail Without Overhaul of Global Financial System, Warn over 60 International Organizations in New UN-Led Report

Fight against Climate Change and Poverty Will Fail Without Overhaul of Global Financial System, Warn over 60 International Organizations in New UN-Led Report

A major new UN-led report, involving more than 60 international organizations, warns that a comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary, if governments are to honour commitments to tackle critical issues, such as combating climate change and eradicating poverty by 2030. The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report,… »

04.04.2019

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil’s former president, Lula, will clock a year in prison this week. It is a bittersweet anniversary, not just for Lula, not just for Brazil, but for the idea of democracy. What did Lula do to deserve this time in prison, and indeed what… »

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