Category: Trade Agreements

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

Roberto Savio: Misinformation Hides Real Dimension of Greek “Bailout”

The purpose of Greece’s third bailout is clear – all but seven percent of the 86 billion euros will go to pay debt with the other European governments, recapitalize Greek banks, pay interest on Greece’s debt and pay the debt of the state with Greek enterprises, while the country’s citizens will see none of it

Bernie Sanders: From Greece to Puerto Rico, the Financial Rules Are Rigged to Favor the 1%

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders recently convened a panel of economists in Washington to discuss the debt crisis in Greece and throughout the world

Jack Rasmus: China vs. the IMF

Behind the IMF’s decision to refuse China’s currency reserve status is U.S. commitment to protect its hegemonic role in the global economy

Immanuel Wallerstein: Free-Trade Treaties are Anti-Free Trade

So-called free-trade treaties are about managing the protectionist interests of the various parties to these treaties

Richard D. Wolff: Déjà Vu: Germany Tightens Its Economic Power Over Europe

German capitalism in its way replicates the fundamental mistake of capitalists elsewhere. It does not know how or when to stop overstepping the limits of what the rest of society will endure and allow

Leo Panitch: Debating Greece

Alternate views on recent developments in the fight against austerity waged by Syriza and the Greek people

Panagiotis Lafazanis: Provoking a split with the working class

We must react, because this represents an unprecedented totalitarianism. Unfortunately, it seems that totalitarianism, the eurozone and neo-colonialism within Greece are tending to become synonymous

Adam Behsudi: Will Trans-Pacific trade deal go up in smoke over anti-tobacco proposal?

The ire of McConnell and other tobacco-state lawmakers throws a wrench into the negotiations

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