Economics

09.05.2016

300 economists tell world leaders tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’

300 economists tell world leaders tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’

Thomas Piketty, Angus Deaton, Jeffrey Sachs and Nora Lustig join call for more tax transparency. by Oxfam UK. More than 300 leading economists from 30 countries have today written to world leaders warning there is no economic justification for allowing tax havens and urging them to lift the veil on… »

07.05.2016

The bailouts were for the Banks

The bailouts were for the Banks

Study confirms rescue loans didn’t serve Greeks ‘The only reason why they effected this so-called bailout of Greece was to save their own banks and to present this as solidarity with Greece’ by Andrea Germanos, staff writer For Common Dreams A new study offers more confirmation that the… »

06.05.2016

Panama Papers: Source calls for prosecutions of lawyers and protection for whistleblowers

Panama Papers: Source calls for prosecutions of lawyers and protection for whistleblowers

The source behind the biggest leak of private information in history, the Panama Papers, has communicated for the first time since the first stories were published in the world’s media.  Claiming to be unconnected to governments or security agencies, the source calls for the lawyers at Mossack Fonseca to be… »

05.05.2016

Pro-Corporate TTIP on the ropes as top French officials lambaste ‘Bad Deal’

Pro-Corporate TTIP on the ropes as top French officials lambaste ‘Bad Deal’

At this stage, France says ‘No,'” says president François Hollande” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams The corporate-influenced TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), exposed earlier this week as “an enormous corporate power grab,” looks increasingly precarious. French President François Hollande reportedly said Tuesday that he would… »

04.05.2016

TTIP—American Economic Imperialism

TTIP—American Economic Imperialism

Greenpeace has done that part of the world whose representatives are so corrupt or so stupid as to sign on to the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic “partnerships” a great service. Greenpeace secured and leaked the secret TTIP documents that Washington and global corporations are pushing on Europe. The official documents prove… »

02.05.2016

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Did Chile recover its democracy?

Anne Kass As many US citizens as possible should travel to, read about or otherwise educate themselves about Chile.  It is a country that was decimated by a right-wing, neo-liberal “government” albeit not an elected government.  Pinochet took control via an overt military coup (to be… »

28.04.2016

Turning a death economy into a life economy

Turning a death economy into a life economy

Interview by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V. – My interview with bestseller author JOHN PERKINS. We have just translated an article about Panama Papers into German. ProMosaik is convinced that economists and writers like John Perkins have a lot to say about how to change our militarized world where capital, money, corruption,… »

27.04.2016

Neo-liberalism at Work

Neo-liberalism at Work

Anne Kass When she had just retired after being a judge in a Family Court for 18 years, the Albuquerque Rotary Club invited her to give a speech which words are still very accurate: “Thank you for inviting me today. Since I retired on December 31st,… »

24.04.2016

Thousands rally in Hannover against TTIP trade deal before Obama’s visit

Thousands rally in Hannover against TTIP trade deal before Obama’s visit

Thousands of protesters have come out onto the streets of Hannover to say ‘No’ to the controversial TTIP US-EU trade deal. Many in Germany fear it will reduce consumer protection and undermine workers’ protection. While the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and Europe is set to… »

22.04.2016

WWF-HK bottom feeding on a consumer society ridden with guilt

WWF-HK bottom feeding on a consumer society ridden with guilt

NGOs such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are cashing in on poverty. They extract bad news from the never ending flow of it beamed from all media and offer that with little imagination added to so many who feel guilty of ‘not doing anything but consume’ as a way… »

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