Economic Violence

03.01.2020

Australia’s bushfires are a wake-up call: we must build a more humane economy before it’s too late

Australia’s bushfires are a wake-up call: we must build a more humane economy before it’s too late

Economists used to admire scientists. Now they ignore them at our peril. Katherine Trebeck for openDemocracy Back in the 1800s, scholars in the field of economics cast an envious glance at their colleagues in science. They envied physics, with its laws of gravity. They looked with green-eyes… »

26.12.2019

An Economics Nobel Prize view of neoliberalism and Argentina’s future

An Economics Nobel Prize view of neoliberalism and Argentina’s future

Joseph Stiglitz is an American economist who received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank. In recent years he has been a harsh critic of globalised neoliberalism, which he calls “free market fundamentalism”, and of international… »

15.11.2019

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace

The date 11 November is well known and commemorated in many parts of the world because it marks the Armistice ending World War I – ‘the Great War’ – in 1918. In the evocative words used by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., an atheist humanist, in his novel Breakfast of Champions, the… »

05.11.2019

Jeremy Corbyn is right: billionaires and poverty should not coexist

Jeremy Corbyn is right: billionaires and poverty should not coexist

It’s ludicrous to suggest that we need billionaires to incentivise work and wealth creation. Luke Hildyard for openDemocracy billion pounds is an almost incomprehensible amount of money. One of the most successful tricks that the rich and powerful have pulled on the rest of us is not merely… »

05.10.2019

Why we must reform the IMF – before it’s too late

Why we must reform the IMF – before it’s too late

The fund’s legacy of austerity must be replaced by a new social contract based on shared prosperity and a just transition to a zero-carbon future. Leo Baunach  Lara Merling for openDemocracy 3 October 2019 This article is part of ourEconomy’s ‘Preparing for the next crisis’ series. »

16.09.2019

Politics, Spirituality and Post-Truth in Argentina and the “World“

Politics, Spirituality and Post-Truth in Argentina and the “World“

This material was presented in the Talk-debate developed in the Villa Hipódromo Command of the Frente de Tod@s, Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina. It was on September 10, 2019 by invitation within the framework of the Andrea Blandini Mayoral 2019-2023 Campaign. by Hugo Novotny Researcher of the Carcarañá Study and… »

03.09.2019

Never ending crisis in Argentina, part 2: the disaster with the IMF

Never ending crisis in Argentina, part 2: the disaster with the IMF

The great blow to officialism during the primary elections (referred to as the PASO) in Argentina has only deepened the current crisis. Roberto Lampa for openDemocracy To understand how we’ve arrived at the umpteenth financial upheaval that began around a year ago in Rio de la… »

26.08.2019

The new political story that could change everything

The new political story that could change everything

George Monbiot Do you feel trapped in a broken economic model? A model that’s trashing the living world and threatens the lives of our descendants? A model that excludes billions of… »

13.08.2019

Economic Scorched Earth punishment for Argentina’s rejection of neoliberal order

Economic Scorched Earth punishment for Argentina’s rejection of neoliberal order

“This Sunday the primary elections have just taken place in Argentina, which although they only defined the candidates of each force for next October’s elections, had a relevant importance to evaluate the advance of the opposition to Macri’s government; and the result has been conclusive: the opposition formula of the… »

09.08.2019

U.S. doesn’t want dialogue: turns to economic terror and shows plan to impose its tutelage on Venezuela

U.S. doesn’t want dialogue: turns to economic terror and shows plan to impose its tutelage on Venezuela

Aram Aharonian* The blockade and the new sanctions that freeze all Venezuelan assets in U.S. territory, ordered by the regime of Donald Trump, is nothing more than another act of economic terrorism that seeks, in the first place, to break the dialogue between the constitutional government and the opposition and… »

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