Category: Economics

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Jack Rasmus: American Labor At Strategic Impasse: Part 1: Dimensions of the Crisis

The trade union movement in the USA today is on the road to nowhere. The decline, in progress for more than three decades, is now accelerating

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Paul Buchheit: How Capitalism Is Cheating Young Americans

To the out-of-touch super-rich capitalists, those of you in the newest working generation thrive on social networking, good reputations, and picture-taking

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Patrick Bond: In Fortaleza, BRICS Became Co-Dependent Upon Eco-Financial Imperialism

In this context, critics are forcing open two crucial debates: first, is BRICS anti-imperialist as advertised, potentially inter-imperialist as the Ukraine battleground portends, or merely sub-imperialist where it counts most: in the ongoing global financial and climate meltdowns?

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Paul Street: Gross Inequality All Too “Normal” Under Capitalism

You don’t have to be a Marxist or other kind of anti-capitalist to understand that capitalism is all about socioeconomic disparity

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Mark Weisbrot: How to Fix Venezuela’s Troubled Exchange Rate

Even though the country’s black market for U.S. dollars has stabilized, the government will need to bring inflation down in order to maintain a stable exchange rate.

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Jack Rasmus: A Reply to Thom Hartmann’s Interview of Richard Wolff

On the Causes of Investment Decline in the US Economy

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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?

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