Category: Economics

Pete Dolack: Millions for the boss, cuts for you

The relentless competition endemic to capitalism mandates that corporations engage in an endless race to the bottom

Daniel Raventos: Basic Income Gathers Steam Across Europe

In the last few months basic income—an unconditional cash payment to every member of the population—has been getting more and more attention in the media and social networks

John Passant: Panama Papers: Capitalism Working for the Obscenely Rich

The Panama Papers show us, once again, that capitalism is a system of absolute greed. It is a system where capitalist governments help their mates to hide their income and wealth while all the time businesses pretend they are paying their “fair share” of taxes.

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Patrick Bond: Imperialism’s Junior Partners

The response to the Brazilian coup shows that the BRICS powers are not a real alternative to US imperialism

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Yanis Varoufakis: Privatization, Human Rights & Capitalism

Interview on privatization, human rights, media, experience with the EU and capitalism’s ability to reform

Steven Hill: The Sharing Economy Will Screw Us All—and It’s Retirement We Have to Be Really Worried About

As more of us fight for scraps, Social Security is more important than ever

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Mark Weisbrot: Economic policy could determine the political results in Venezuela

The Venezuelan government faces many challenges, but none so important or urgent as economic recovery

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Robert W. Mcchesney: Capitalism Is a Bad Fit for a Technological Revolution

In this interview, Robert McChesney, author with John Nichols of People Get Ready, discusses their new book, its challenge to the idea that technological advances always benefit humans and a framework to envision a digital age that will benefit workers over the super-rich. Mark Karlin: Let me start with the grand question raised by your book Read more…

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Nomi Prins: Gimme Shelter (From the Tax Man)

Disappearing Money and Opportunistic Candidates

Pete Dolack: Another goodbye to democracy if Transatlantic Partnership is passed

Working people on both sides of the Atlantic will be the losers if the TTIP passes, and that is underscored by the secrecy surrounding it

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