Category: Economics

Gary Olson: Can Capitalism Save Itself?

The challenge for panicky plutocrats and their wholly-owned politicians is to convince the 99.0% that capitalism is the answer, not the problem

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Venezuela’s Bolivar Needs Bold Action

Now is the time for Maduro to do something courageous, and make a tough call for the good of the country and the revolution

Chris Williams: Can Bolivia Chart a Sustainable Path Away From Capitalism?

The number of conflicts over natural resource extraction and refining, road building and pipeline construction, and forest and water use have all steadily grown under Morales

Jack Rasmus: Eurozone QE Re-ignites Global Currency Wars

What QE has done is stimulate financial asset inflation and bubbles, accelerate capital income growth, and worsen global income inequality

Jamie Galbraith: ‘The Prospects and Consequences of a Possible Syriza Government’

Interview on the prospects and consequences of a possible Syriza government

Siri Srinivas: Obama ready to defy Democrats to push secretive trade deal

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement so significant and important, its details can’t be disclosed

Cyril Mychalejko: 1% Dine in Davos as Latin America Pulls People Out of Poverty

The world’s billionaires and political elites have swooped into the Swiss resort town of Davos

Vijay Prashad: Global economic disorder fuels forces of division

Global inequality is rising and economic growth is slowing

John Weeks: Austerity and Democracy in the EU

Specter of Democracy in Greece On December 29, 2014, the Greek parliament refused to endorse the presidential candidate of the country’s ruling coalition. Needing 180 votes, Stavros Dimas managed only 168. As a result, the prime minister, Antonis Samaras, must call and has called a general election for January 25. This election in one of Read more…

Jack Rasmus: Republicans Change Rules; Democrats Change Stripes

As Republicans in Congress successfully change the rules, Obama and Democrats will try to change their stripes

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