Category: Economics

Costas Lapavitsas: Greece must break free from the euro

We are deluded to think we can achieve real change within the common currency. Syriza should be radical

Chris Williams: Can Bolivia Chart A Path Away From Capitalism?

Arguably, no other country thus far in the 21st Century raises the question of an “exit strategy” from neoliberal capitalism more concretely, and with greater possibility and hope, than Bolivia

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Conn Hallinan: Turning the European Debt Myth Upside-Down

Over the past few weeks, demonstrators in Greece, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Great Britain, Belgium, and Austria have poured into the streets to support Syriza’s stand against the Troika

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Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Austerity Meets Opposition

Around 3000 protesters from the new United Front party recently marched to parliament against new economic plans

Guy Standing: Taskers: The Precariat in the On-Demand Economy

On-demand taskers must be available at most times of day and night or risk losing income or future opportunities

Joseph Todd: The Poor Fetish

Commodifying working class culture

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Fred Magdoff: A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible with Capitalism

The first decision to concentrate on one or two crops automatically means that a more ecologically sound and complex rotation of crops is not possible

Jason Hickel: The death of international development

Instead of placing our hope in development technocrats, we should take a cue from the new social movements – Occupy, the Indignados, the Arab Spring, the Chilean Winter, Idle No More – that are actively confronting power and imagining the new world to come

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Paul Street: Capitalist Cotton Slavery and a Case (One Would Think) for Reparations

Review of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, by Edward E. Baptist

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Jack Rasmus: The Greek Debt Interim Agreement: Necessary Step or Sell-Out?

Negotiations are not over, they have just begun. And so has the fight

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