Economics

12.11.2016

Germany suggests ‘Marshall Plan for Africa’ to solve refugee crisis

Germany suggests ‘Marshall Plan for Africa’ to solve refugee crisis

Developed countries should provide a massive economic boost to African nations to create jobs and slow the flow of refugees into Europe, says Germany’s development minister. It comes as the EU-Turkey deal to curb the migrant influx seems on the verge of collapse. Gerd Mueller said on Friday that in… »

09.11.2016

The Chicago Boys

The Chicago Boys

By Anne Kass I can’t help but think of our trip to Chile last year where we learned that Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys helped Pinochet sack the Chilean Social Security System which was similar to ours–employer and employee contributions with defined benefit payout. »

06.11.2016

Jeremy Corbyn: we need a transparent, accountable Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn: we need a transparent, accountable Brexit

There is nothing more unpatriotic than not paying taxes, and we have spent too long allowing good employers to be undercut by those refusing to play by the rules. Yesterday, I addressed Class – the Centre for Labour and Social Studies – speaking on how we can reverse six years… »

02.11.2016

Inequality as Policy

Inequality as Policy

Globalisation and technology are usually presented as natural and inevitable. In fact their course, insofar as they have led to greater inequality, this has been the result of conscious policy choices. It is much easier to have an economic system that produces more equality rather than one that needlessly generates inequality, which… »

31.10.2016

Venezuela, the place where death is not a Halloween costume…

Venezuela, the place where death is not a Halloween costume…

…but something that can be found everywhere – in an unnatural way – all year around. By Irene Halford In the usual narrative of a horror movie: you are not safe anywhere as sooner or later Death will find you, or those closest to you, regardless of how much you… »

30.10.2016

Big Pharma preps to spend hundreds of millions to keep drug prices high

Big Pharma preps to spend hundreds of millions to keep drug prices high

“PhRMA’s decision to hike membership dues 50 percent will increase the trade group’s considerable coffers to more than $300 million per year,” Politico reports. by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Facing an increasingly outraged public, the leading Big Pharma lobby group is hiking its annual dues… »

25.10.2016

Belgian Socialist Region Threatens to Block Major EU-Canada Trade Deal

Belgian Socialist Region Threatens to Block Major EU-Canada Trade Deal

A major trade deal between the European Union and Canada appears to be on the brink of collapse, after Belgium announced it would not sign the treaty amid massive local opposition in three regions of Belgium. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, was expected to be signed this… »

18.10.2016

CETA threatens the rule of law

CETA threatens the rule of law

Press Release EU law experts: investor privileges in TTIP/CETA threaten rule of law 17/10/2016 101 professors of law from 24 European countries have signed a joint statement asking European decision makers to exclude controversial legal instruments from TTIP and CETA. Their top concern is the provision of special privileges for… »

18.10.2016

EU trade ministers postpone decision on CETA

EU trade ministers postpone decision on CETA

The European Union decided to postpone its final decision on the CETA free trade agreement with Canada. A number of member states, chiefly Belgium and Romania, had earlier expressed concerns about CETA. EU trade ministers in Luxembourg failed to agree on the details on the free trade deal with Canada… »

13.10.2016

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 2016 (IPS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)… »

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