Economics

05.09.2016

New UNGA President Peter Thomson to Work Closely with India

New UNGA President Peter Thomson to Work Closely with India

By Jaya Ramachandran NEW YORK | NEW DELHI (IDN) – The implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will top the agenda of Peter Thomson of Fiji who assumes office as President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, when it begins on September 13. In an interview… »

04.09.2016

‘Blockupy’ protesters descend on Berlin

‘Blockupy’ protesters descend on Berlin

“Blockupy” is back, demonstrating against austerity, consumerism, and the plight of refugees in Germany. Supporters could be seen all over Berlin demanding a more egalitarian approach to integration and economic policy. Anti-capitalism protesters of the “Blockupy” movement took to the streets of Berlin on Friday to protest the policies of… »

02.09.2016

Just 48 Million Dollars Needed To Provide School Meals in West and Central Africa

Just 48 Million Dollars Needed To Provide School Meals in West and Central Africa

Human Wrongs Watch 30 August 2016 – The United Nations food relief agency today warned that it urgently needs $48 million for its school meals assistance programme in West and Central Africa to avoid having more than 1.3 million children across West and Central… »

31.08.2016

NGOs launch massive lawsuit against EU-Canada trade deal

NGOs launch massive lawsuit against EU-Canada trade deal

German activists have launched the country’s largest-ever civil lawsuit in protest of a planned free trade agreement between the EU and Canada. They argue the trade pact violates the constitution and the rule of law. A group of German NGOs filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday, asking… »

31.08.2016

New trade deal could be even greater threat to public services than TTIP

New trade deal could be even greater threat to public services than TTIP

For Immediate Release Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – 2:30pm Global Justice Now (via Common Dreams) Contact: Kevin Smith, media officer Tel:  07711 875 345 or 020 7820 4913 Email: kevin.smith@globaljustice.org.uk Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) could lock in privatisation and increase ability… »

29.08.2016

TTIP has ‘de facto failed,’ says German Economic Minister

TTIP has ‘de facto failed,’ says German Economic Minister

‘Negotiations with the U.S. have de facto failed, because of course as Europeans we couldn’t allow ourselves to submit to American demands’ by Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams This post has been updated. Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Economic Minister said that the controversial… »

28.08.2016

Stiglitz blasts ‘outrageous’ TPP as Obama campaigns for corporate-friendly deal

Stiglitz blasts ‘outrageous’ TPP as Obama campaigns for corporate-friendly deal

Nobel laureate says Obama’s push to get lawmakers to pass deal during lame-duck session of Congress is “absolutely wrong” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has reiterated his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), saying on Tuesday… »

24.08.2016

Job automation threatens peoples’ livelihoods. Can universal basic income save the day?

Job automation threatens peoples’ livelihoods. Can universal basic income save the day?

Technological developments are rendering many jobs obsolete. Can implementing a universal basic income provide a way of managing the social and economic implications of such a radical transformation? By DARIAN MEACHAM for openDemocracy In early 2013, a colleague and I attended the inaugural meeting of the UK… »

24.08.2016

Growing protest against TTIP and CETA trade agreements in Germany

Growing protest against TTIP and CETA trade agreements in Germany

Various trade unions and other groups have called for protests against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) across Germany on September 17. A trade agreement with Canada has also come under attack. An alliance consisting of various public organizations across Germany said they expected hundreds of thousands of protesters… »

18.08.2016

Sanders condemns obscene levels of inequality documented in new CBO report

Sanders condemns obscene levels of inequality documented in new CBO report

‘Unacceptable’ wealth inequality keeps growing in the U.S., with the top 10 percent of families owning three-quarters of total wealth by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Yet another report, this one from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), highlights what many American families already… »

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