Category: Economics

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Jack Rasmus: USA: How the Rich Get Richer

The old industrial capital business model represented by GE is under significant pressure

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Paul Street: Left Radicals, Radical Republicans, and Dismal Dollar Dems

In recent months, “Progressive Democrats” have been hoping to breathe new life into the nation’s hopelessly 1%-dominated “two party system” by running the nominally socialist, technically Independent, and genuinely populist and domestically progressive U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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Bill Berkowitz: Criminalizing Poverty: A Toxic and Growing Phenomenon

The Justice Department’s report on Ferguson, Missouri’s criminal justice system pointed out that African Americans were specifically targeted, seen “less as constituents to be protected than as potential offenders and sources of revenue.”

Catarina Príncipe: The Next Hundred Days

What should Syriza’s economic strategy be going forward, given Greece’s position in the eurozone?

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Yanis Varoufakis: The Medicine of Austerity Is Not Working, We Need a New Treatment

The creditors are reportedly pressuring the country to restructure its labor market and curtail its pension system; Syriza has instead done the opposite by increasing pension payments to lower-wage workers

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Tariq Ali: The New World Disorder

The exposure of the Western world’s surveillance networks has heightened the feeling that democratic institutions aren’t functioning as they should

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Suren Moodliar: On Comparing Slavery & Carbon Dependence, Part One

The great historical struggles from which we draw inspiration have no end dates, instead, they open the door to and inspire new struggles

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Yanis Varoufakis: On the Eurozone Crisis

In conversation with Joseph Stiglitz on the Eurozone Crisis – at the INET – OECD conference, 9 April 2015

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Jérôme Roos: The IMF in Argentina: A Bondholder’s Best Friend?

It was actually Argentina’s private and official creditors who made the world’s largest ever national bankruptcy basically inevitable

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Jérôme Roos: Neoliberal nihilism and the politics of mass murder-suicide

Against the death drive of neoliberal nihilism we must reaffirm a politics of life

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