Economics

22.01.2019

What is the Question?

What is the Question?

By Howard Richards “The question is whether finance will promote economic growth and rising living standards or create unproductive credit and use government to enforce creditor claims by imposing austerity and reducing large swathes of the population to debt peonage.” This précis of the pickle that is our prison was… »

07.12.2018

Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, used to justify policies of exclusion

Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, used to justify policies of exclusion

According to research published in The Lancet and reported by ScienceDaily “Stereotypes that migrants are disease carriers who present a risk to public health and are a burden on services are some of the most prevalent and harmful myths about migration. Evidence from a comprehensive new report, including new… »

10.11.2018

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Julian Manley, University of Central Lancashire for The Conversation I am sure they are an estimable bunch, but Preston Council are not the locomotive of the UK economy. We Conservatives know that it is only a strong private sector economy that can pay for superb public services. When… »

11.08.2018

Weaker RMB amid U.S. tariff, monetary policies: experts

Weaker RMB amid U.S. tariff, monetary policies: experts

“The falling of the renminbi is not a kind of policy response to the trade war, but it will really affect the result of the trade war. I think this is largely because of the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. Because U.S. government is changing its monetary policy to attract… »

11.09.2017

DiEM25: the courage to imagine and to the transform the EU

DiEM25: the courage to imagine and to the transform the EU

On Saturday, 9th of September, the week before the official speech by Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, on the State of the European Union, DiEM25[1] was in BOZAR theatre, Brussels, to show another vision of the European Union. The event brought together politicians and academics,… »

11.08.2016

Russia’s weakness is its economic policy

Russia’s weakness is its economic policy

According to various reports, the Russian government is reconsidering the neoliberal policy that has served Russia so badly since the collapse of the Soviet Union.  If Russia had adopted an intelligent economic policy, Russia’s economy would be far ahead of where it stands today.  It would have avoided most of… »

13.02.2016

New China – the writing on the wall

New China – the writing on the wall

Although this writing was completed in 2003 and the paragraphs on ‘no external debt’ will appear out of order, best bear in mind that all that is spoken of in this essay is still ‘in potential’ and the riddance or change in policy related to debt is also a variable… »

12.02.2016

VIDEO Reports: Varoufakis and Horvat launch Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

VIDEO Reports: Varoufakis and Horvat launch Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

Press Conference The Democracy in Europe Movement 25 initiated by Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, and Srecko Horvat, philosopher & author, was launched with a press conference at Volksbühne in Berlin. To provide an accurate account of the launch of the movement to the public,… »

12.04.2015

New world political geography, ongoing mutations

New world political geography, ongoing mutations

Tocqueville wrote that “history is a picture gallery where there are many copies and few originals” (1). The enormous demographic, technological, economic and cultural changes of the last few decades should have proved him wrong but, instead we can notice many parallels and similarities with past processes and situations in… »

05.12.2014

Global Wage Growth Stagnates, Lags Behind Pre-Crisis Rates

Global Wage Growth Stagnates, Lags Behind Pre-Crisis Rates

Human Wrongs Watch Geneva, 5 December 2014 (ILO)* — The latest ILO Global Wage Report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality.  Wage growth around the world slowed in 2013 to 2.0 per cent, compared to 2.2… »

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