Category: Trade Agreements

Robert Weissman: Consumer Groups Slam the TPP as 12 Nations Agree to Trade Accord

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached an agreement Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Yanis Varoufakis: A message for Mr Renzi

Renzi played a central role in helping break Alexis, with his ‘good cop’ tactic, based on the “If you do not yield, they will destroy you

Tom Vouloumanos: Greece: A Divided Left

Understanding the Greek election and the prospects of the left, part 4 of 4.

Yanis Varoufakis: The lenders are the real winners in Greece – Alexis Tsipras has been set up to fail

The Greek leader won on three promises the troika will make it hard for him to keep

Tom Vouloumanos: Greece: The Left Platform

Understanding the Greek election and the prospects of the Left – Part 3 of 4

Tom Vouloumanos: Criticisms and Counter-Criticisms from Within Syriza

Understanding the Greek election and the prospects of the Left – Part 2 of 4

Jack Rasmus: The New Colonialism: Greece & Ukraine

What both Greece and Ukraine represent is the development of new more direct management of wealth extraction, and the transfer of that wealth in the form of financial assets

Conn Hallinan: How Austerity Economics Is Fraying Europe’s Social Contract

It’s a new kind of barbarism, one that sacks countries with fine print

Yanis Varoufakis: Varoufakis in conversation with leading academics as Syriza splinters and election beckons in Greece

Questions for an “accidental economist

Pete Dolack: Speculators Circling Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s governor may have said the commonwealth’s debt is not payable, but that doesn’t mean Puerto Ricans aren’t going to pay for it. Vulture capitalists are circling the island, ready to extract still more wealth. You may already know the drill: capital is sucked out by corporate interests that pay little in taxes, and speculators swoop in

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