Category: Globalization

Robert J. Burrowes: Elite Banking at Your Expense

How Secretive Tax Havens are Used to Steal Your Money

Christine Willmsen: How The Sackler Family Allegedly Built An OxyContin Fortune

While Purdue Pharma publicly denied its opioids were addictive, internally company officials were acknowledging it and devising a plan to profit off them even more, the complaint states

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Jack Rasmus: Global Economy on the Brink

Capitalists are driven by a mindless herd mentality once they’ve made money. They believe they can continue doing so forever

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Nomi Prins: Wall Street, Banks and Angry Citizens

In today’s global economy, financial security is increasingly the property of the 1%

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Patrick Bond: South Africa Searches for a 
Financial Parachute

An open, frank public discussion about the IMF’s regrettable history and current agenda is sorely needed

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Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Déjà vu China Trade War (Part II)

Part II of the analysis of Trump’s Déjà vu China-US trade ‘war’ from last March 2018 through mid-January 2019

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Patrick Bond: Jim Yong Kim’s mixed messages to the World Bank, and the world

Johannesburg – World Bank president Jim Kim is an ex-leftist who claims that in the mid-1990s he wanted to shut down the Bank. At the time, it was an entirely valid, realistic goal of the 50 Years is Enough! Campaign and especially the World Bank Bonds Boycott. Kim’s co-edited Dying for Growth (2000) book-length analysis Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Deja Vu China Trade War (Part I)

Trade policy under Trump in 2018 is compared with similar US trade offensives under Nixon in the 1970s, targeting Europe, and Reagan in the 1980s targeting Japan

Bruce Allen: NAFTA 2.0: Nothing for Workers

A failure to seriously resist NAFTA 2.0’s passage into law in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico will amount to capitulation and the acceptance of an agreement that by design, like the original NAFTA, intrinsically serves the interests of Capital

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Yves Engler: Destroying Civilization

Is it simply business as usual or a corporate conspiracy to destroy the planet? However one characterizes it our planet is being cooked so already wealthy people can make even more profit

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