Economics

19.05.2018

Opening day of the European Humanist Forum

Opening day of the European Humanist Forum

Over 500 people came to the opening session of EHF2018, with people overflowing into three extra rooms after having filled the auditorium at the UNED Faculty of Education Sciences. The atmosphere was joyful in this latest gathering of the European Humanist Forum, the last one being in Milan in 2008. »

14.05.2018

Toward a Sustainable Wellbeing Economy

Toward a Sustainable Wellbeing Economy

By Robert Costanza Our current economic systems have become addicted to “growth at all costs”, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [i]. They assume that GDP growth is synonymous with increasing wellbeing and prosperity.  However this approach has led to growing inequality, an escalating climate crisis,… »

08.05.2018

Mayte Quintanilla: “Creating alternatives to today’s world is an act of freedom that unites us”

Mayte Quintanilla: “Creating alternatives to today’s world is an act of freedom that unites us”

Mayte Quintanilla, an activist for a universal and unconditional basic income, is a long-time humanist who has been working for decades to transform the world around her in the political and social fields. She will participate in the European Humanist Forum 2018 in the area of… »

08.05.2018

How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil

How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil

Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick for The Conversation UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia increased by 175% in the first nine months of 2017 according to an investigation by the Campaign Against Arms Trade. Similarly, France and the US are major exporters of arms to the… »

01.05.2018

EHF2018: David Bazo ”We need to open our eyes to see there are alternatives”

EHF2018: David Bazo ”We need to open our eyes to see there are alternatives”

David Bazo wrote the music for the documentary film “UBI, Our Right to Live“, which will be released on the 12th of May at noon at the El Pozo Cultural Centre, Madrid, within the frame of the European Humanist Forum 2018.  A multifaceted artist, composer, producer, arranger… »

30.04.2018

Evo Morales highlights role of Education in changes in Bolivia

Evo Morales highlights role of Education in changes in Bolivia

La Paz, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today highlighted the role of education in the process of changes that the country is undergoing, especially the training of qualified personnel for industrialization. In an event to deliver the Carlos Villegas teaching module in the municipality of Entre Rios,… »

30.04.2018

Straight talk on trade, international institutions, Greek austerity and inequality

Straight talk on trade, international institutions, Greek austerity and inequality

By JAMES GALBRAITH 27 April 2018 for openDemocracy European austerity is a politics of power. It’s a banker protection racket. And the fact is, the strategy has now failed. Protestors outside trade negotiators meeting between 11 of the original 12… »

23.04.2018

Fox in the Henhouse: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

Fox in the Henhouse: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

The Federal Reserve calls itself independent, but it is independent only of government. It marches to the drums of the banks that are its private owners. To prevent another Great Recession or Great Depression, Congress needs to amend the Federal Reserve Act, nationalize the Fed and turn it into a… »

12.04.2018

World premiere of the documentary: Universal Basic Income (UBI), our right to live

World premiere of the documentary: Universal Basic Income (UBI), our right to live

The world premiere of the documentary on Universal and Unconditional Basic Income “UBI, our right to live” will be on 12 May, at 12 noon. Director Álvaro Orús and some of the Spanish “protagonists”, such as Julen Bollain and Mayte Quintanilla, will be present. The event will be part of… »

11.04.2018

How Chinese products went from cheap and cheerful to weapons in US trade war

How Chinese products went from cheap and cheerful to weapons in US trade war

Qing Shan Ding, University of Huddersfield for The Conversation Tensions are escalating between China and the US over trade. The Chinese government has announced retaliatory measures on a range of American products including cars and some American agriculture products after the US listed 1,333 Chinese products… »

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