Economic Violence

19.07.2017

The decline and fall of a neoliberal sacred cow

The decline and fall of a neoliberal sacred cow

When Team Corbyn dared introduce in the UK Labour Party Manifesto a “Tax the Rich” proposal many held their breath, and were more than a little surprised that not only it did not send people into an anti-pinko frenzy but it actually got a lot of praise from respectable economists… »

19.07.2017

A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

By George Monbiot for The Guardian James McGill Buchanan’s vision of totalitarian capitalism has infected public policy in the US. Now it’s being exported. It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half… »

23.06.2017

Several neoliberal mantras go up in smoke

Several neoliberal mantras go up in smoke

Obsession with privatisation, fiscal austerity, deregulation, free trade, and reductions in government spending in order to increase the role of the private sector in the economy and society have been the neoliberal agenda pervading the world economic system since the 70s’ after Friedrich Hayek was given the Nobel Prize in… »

02.06.2017

UK elections: Jeremy Corbyn feeling “the Bern”

UK elections: Jeremy Corbyn feeling “the Bern”

‘There’s a real similarity’: Corbyn gets rousing support from Bernie Sanders. US senator praises Labour leader’s effort to transform politics and take on establishment, seeing parallels with his own campaign’ The Guardian. In spite of not officially endorsing Corbyn or anybody else as that would be inappropriate, Bernie Sanders… »

13.10.2016

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 2016 (IPS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)… »

07.09.2016

The transatlantic trade deal TTIP may be dead, but something even worse is coming

The transatlantic trade deal TTIP may be dead, but something even worse is coming

Governments and corporate lobbyists keep inventing new ways to embed privatisation and circumvent democracy – in this case, the Canada-EU deal By George Monbiot for The Guardian Is it over? Can it be true? If so, it’s a victory for a… »

18.08.2016

Sanders condemns obscene levels of inequality documented in new CBO report

Sanders condemns obscene levels of inequality documented in new CBO report

‘Unacceptable’ wealth inequality keeps growing in the U.S., with the top 10 percent of families owning three-quarters of total wealth by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Yet another report, this one from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), highlights what many American families already… »

15.06.2016

The European Union is the worst choice – apart from the alternative

The European Union is the worst choice – apart from the alternative

By George Monbiot for The Guardian The EU is a festering cesspool. But it’s a crystal spring compared with what the outers want to do – surrender Britain’s sovereignty to the United States What it’s about is not what it’s about. The referendum is a proxy question. Underlying… »

08.06.2016

Despite ‘moral angst’ about inequality, world’s richest just keep getting richer

Despite ‘moral angst’ about inequality, world’s richest just keep getting richer

‘Unless companies rein in executive salaries, pay their fair share of taxes, and invest in decent jobs the yawning gap between the haves and have-nots will continue to grow’ By Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams At a moment when the wealthiest one percent own more money than the… »

06.06.2016

Labour Party UK considering Universal Basic Income

Labour Party UK considering Universal Basic Income

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has declared his Party’s interest in studying UBI as a response to the mechanisation of the workforce. Under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn there is no doubt a search for more humanising economic models is taking place. We reported in Pressenza last year, in response… »

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