Category: Globalization

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Paul Street: American Oligarchy and Class Rule, 2014

They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy

Les Leopold: America’s Warp Speed Decline into an Unequal Society

Corporate power is bad, but the financial industry is behind the atrocious wealth divide

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Patrick Bond: The World Bank blinks at South African inequality and corporate subsidies

The Bank’s optimism about redistributiom is not unusual, for it suffers a seriously bad statistical habit: poverty denialism.

Patrick Naagbanton: The spirit of Saro-Wiwa rises

In one of the most polluted places on earth there’s a resurgence of resistance

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Preeti Kaur: Migrant Workers Carry Countries to Millennium Development Goals

People and sustainable development above capital and profit

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Conn Hallinan: Tensions in the Arctic

As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield

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Jack Rasmus: Why Austerity?—When It Clearly Doesn’t Work

Austerity is about making the general populace and the working classes pay

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Vijay Prashad: Making Poverty History

To end global poverty, we have to end global capitalism

David Seligman: Corporate America’s Oily Trick

How big business uses “yellow-dog contracts” to crush basic rights

Pete Dolack: New Development Banks Unlikely to Threaten World Bank

A change in the global hegemon from the U.S. to another country or bloc, leaving the capitalist system intact, provides no salvation

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