Economics

10.10.2016

Apple, Brussels, and Ireland’s Bruised Sovereignty

Apple, Brussels, and Ireland’s Bruised Sovereignty

By Yanis Varoufakis Despite their unequivocal Europeanism, the Irish have been serially mistreated by the European Union. When Irish voters rejected the Treaty of Lisbon in 2008, the EU forced them to vote again until they delivered the “right” outcome. A year later, when… »

09.10.2016

Preface to the South Korean edition of Basic Income: The Material Conditions of Freedom

Preface to the South Korean edition of Basic Income: The Material Conditions of Freedom

Daniel Raventós This book, now translated into Korean was first published in English (Pluto Press) and Spanish (El Viejo Topo) in 2007, just before the onset of the present grave economic crisis. A Czech edition was published in 2014 (Rubato). Nine years after it first appeared,… »

09.10.2016

Iceland, where bad bankers go to jail, finds nine guilty in historic case

Iceland, where bad bankers go to jail, finds nine guilty in historic case

Since its 2008 crisis, Iceland has received recognition for its strategy of prosecuting executives, letting banks go bust, and focusing on social welfare. by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Iceland, which became a gold standard for corporate accountability in the wake of its 2008-2011… »

06.10.2016

A workshop on the Universal Basic Income in Berlin

A workshop on the Universal Basic Income in Berlin

During the World Congress of the International Peace Bureau in Berlin between September 30th and October 3rd, a workshop on the Universal Basic Income (UBI) took place.  The workshop was coordinated by Juana Perez and Angel Bravo, from the Spanish organization Humanists for a UBI, and Diana Aman and Ralph… »

26.09.2016

Bolivia’s External Debt is Only 19 percent of GDP

Bolivia’s External Debt is Only 19 percent of GDP

La Paz, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) At the end of last July the balance of the Bolivian public debt medium- and long-term reached six thousand 811 million dollars, which represents only 19 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP ). This percentage is below the limits set by international bodies… »

18.09.2016

VIDEO: Stop TTIP and CETA – Demonstrations in Germany

VIDEO: Stop TTIP and CETA – Demonstrations in Germany

Video and picture report On the 17th of September 2016, a coalition of 33 activist networks organized nationwide demonstrations across Germany under the banner “STOP CETA & TTIP” that were aimed against so called transnational free trade agreements such as TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and CETA (Comprehensive… »

17.09.2016

Tens of thousands in seven german cities on the streets against TTIP and CETA

Tens of thousands in seven german cities on the streets against TTIP and CETA

Tens of thousands of demonstrators – the organisers speak of a total of 320,000 while the police talks about roughly half that number – today protested in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Stuttgart against the free trade agreements of the EU with USA and Canada, TTIP… »

12.09.2016

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

Viewpoint by Nelsy Lizarazo, for InDepthNews. I visited to San Pablo 15 years ago and it was clearly the poorest neighbourhood of Portoviejo, the regional capital of Manabí Province. Then, there was no drinking water. Families could not even imagine the possibility of free basic education for all, and secondary… »

10.09.2016

British Minister criticizes business apathy over Brexit

British Minister criticizes business apathy over Brexit

London, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) British businessmen have become ”fat and lazy”, more worried in playing golf than in profiting from the advantages after the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, declared today a local minister.   Liam Fox, Minister of Foreign Trade said,… »

07.09.2016

The transatlantic trade deal TTIP may be dead, but something even worse is coming

The transatlantic trade deal TTIP may be dead, but something even worse is coming

Governments and corporate lobbyists keep inventing new ways to embed privatisation and circumvent democracy – in this case, the Canada-EU deal By George Monbiot for The Guardian Is it over? Can it be true? If so, it’s a victory for a… »

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