Category: Economics

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Peter Marcuse: Community Land Trusts as Transformative Housing Reforms

The different tenures of housing and the legal and financial relationships householders have to the housing they occupy have major implications for the way people live

Joseph Stiglitz: Joseph Stiglitz on TPP, Cracking Down on Corporate Tax Dodgers & New BRICS Bank

Part 2 of a discussion with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University and the World Bank’s former chief economist.

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George Monbiot: The Pricing of Everything

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is no mystery. It is the same answer that it has always been. The same answer that it always will be. The one thing we just cannot be bothered to get off our bottoms to do, which is the only thing that works. Mobilisation

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Richard D. Wolff: Capitalism’s Deeper Problem

Today’s extremes produced by a globalizing capitalism — Detroit versus San Francisco, Manhattan versus the Bronx, Germany versus Greece, China’s new billionaires versus many millions of poor workers and peasants — where might they be leading us?

Sam Pizzigati: A New Gameplan for Taking Down Privatizers

If current trends “prevail,” all developed nations will show by 2060 “the same level of inequality as currently experienced by the United States”

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Jack Rasmus: The U.S. Federal Reserve vs. Emerging Market Economies

The imminent end of QE, and the approaching rise in rates, will have a particularly severe impact on emerging market economies

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Pepe Escobar: BRICS against Washington consensus

The BRICS Development Bank – with an initial US$50 billion in capital – will be not only BRICS-oriented, but invest in infrastructure projects and sustainable development on a global scale

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Michael Albert: Leninism, Anarchism, or What

A look at the different world views that can divide people

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Jack Rasmus: Putin, Ukraine and the Future of Europe

Will Europe become even more economically dependent upon the USA, more integrated with the USA economically, and politically and diplomatically even more an appendage of the USA?

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Jérôme Roos: Why does Argentina not simply default again?

Constructing authentic economic sovereignty will require a number of sacrifices that — despite a flurry of public statements to the contrary — Argentina’s current government does not appear to be willing or able to make

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