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greece / turkey / cyprus / economy / non-anarchist press Thursday September 13, 2018 - 19:04 by VASSILIS K. FOUSKAS and BULENT GOKAY
Mainstream pundits and media commentators see the crisis in US-Turkey relations and the collapse of the Turkish currency as a result of Turkey's refusal to hand over to the US an American Evangelical priest. The analysis here shows that the roots of the conflict in times of crisis, uncertainty and hegemonic instability, go far beyond political epiphenomena. The US, a declining superpower, is trying to use the power of the dollar as a weapon to punish Turkey and other disobedient actors in the international system. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / economy / other libertarian press Wednesday September 20, 2017 - 17:53 by Philip Nyalungu
A sharp increase in fuel prices on Wednesday 6 September will hit the working class and poor hardest. The official reasons for the price hike are rising crude oil costs and the weak Rand. Government tax is also rising. Energy Minister Mamoloko Kubayi claims 4.6 cents a litre will go towards salary increases for petrol station workers.

The reality is rising prices get passed directly onto ordinary people by, for example, increases in taxi fares and food prices. ... read full story / add a comment
international / economy / non-anarchist press Tuesday January 26, 2016 - 18:07 by John McMurtry
The just-released Oxfam Davos report An Economy For the 1% which the mass media have ignored arrestingly shows that 62 individuals (388 in 2010) now own more wealth than 50 per cent of the world's population. More shockingly, it reports from its uncontested public sources that this share of wealth by half of the world's people has collapsed by over 40 per cent in just the last five years. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / economia / altra stampa libertaria Thursday December 24, 2015 - 06:41 by Lucio Garofalo
Azzardo alcune riflessioni di tipo filosofico ed esistenziale, quindi politico. La realtà, che supera puntualmente ogni più fervida immaginazione, ispira un'elaborazione critica di straordinaria attualità storica. Il sistema creato dalla borghesia capitalista ha predicato nel mondo, a decorrere dal secondo dopoguerra, quella che è la religione più diffusa e vincente di ogni tempo e luogo: la fede cieca ed incondizionata nel mercato, nel totem della finanza. Il culto idiota e mondano del denaro e del successo. Il feticismo della merce e del profitto. La morale utilitarista dell’avere e dell’apparire ad ogni costo in luogo dell’essere, sacrificando tutto e tutti. Il corollario finale è l’avvento di una sottocultura di massa improntata al consumismo esasperato, acritico ed alienante, all’edonismo ebete, egoista e conformista. Quella che nell’età contemporanea è l’ideologia più ottusa ed onnipotente, una mentalità assai pervasiva e totalitaria, più feroce e persuasiva di qualsiasi tipo di fascismo e di assolutismo che si sia mai visto nella storia millenaria dell’umanità. Negli ultimi decenni, alle popolazioni del mondo occidentale si è imposto uno stile di vita iperconsumista: hanno bombardato i cervelli per convincere la gente che bisognava lavorare e produrre al massimo per guadagnare e consumare il più possibile, con il risultato che gli individui sono nevrotici, insoddisfatti ed infelici... ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / economy / non-anarchist press Monday June 15, 2015 - 19:33 by Stephanie Basile
Change Group workers endured an intense union busting campaign to win their election 17-2. They are now about to engage in a contract fight with the company. ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / economy / non-anarchist press Friday February 20, 2015 - 21:22 by Larry Elliot
Athens’ decision to accept a eurozone loan extension shows the troika did not really want to negotiate with Syriza - it wanted capitulation. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / economía / non-anarchist press Tuesday October 07, 2014 - 22:55 by Cristina de la Torre
La pataleta que protagonizaron por un ajuste franciscano en impuestos desnuda el alcance de su “Soy Capaz”: autobombo con una campaña publicitaria que convoca reconciliación, pero nada que comprometa su más grosero interés inmediato. Su aporte a la construcción de la paz se contrae a la promesa de enganchar en su firma a algún desmovilizado. Por presumir de dar el empleo que nunca crearon en respuesta a los favores tributarios recibidos una y otra vez. Ni bien se anunciaron medidas para llenar el hueco de $12,5 billones abierto por los regalos concedidos a los ricos en la reforma tributaria de 2012, protestó Luis Carlos Sarmiento, potentado de US$16.000 millones que ocupa el puesto 56 entre los más acaudalados del orbe. Se le oyó reclamar airado el día mismo en que se hacía, de un pastorejo, con $2,5 billones en la bolsa de Nueva York. Como si no le bastara con el poder de su hombre tras el trono, el superministro Néstor Humberto Martínez. También le pareció inconveniente la reforma a María Mercedes Cuéllar, cabeza de una banca glotona que colma sus arcas exprimiendo a los colombianos y expropiando a usuarios de las voraces UPAC. Poco dijo José Félix Lafaurie, portavoz de los señores de la tierra, porque ellos no pagan impuestos. En su lugar, menea la idea de donar, por caridad, una vaquita al campesino sumido en la miseria por sus compadres de la guerra. ... read full story / add a comment
international / economy / non-anarchist press Wednesday September 03, 2014 - 00:01 by Leo Panitch
International attention has been diverted away from this year's G20 meetings in Australia by the declaration from the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, at their meeting in Fortaleza Brazil this July, that they would launch a new “BRICS bank.” ... read full story / add a comment
international / economy / non-anarchist press Monday July 21, 2014 - 20:35 by Martin Hart-Landsberg   image 1 image
Economists continue to celebrate the free movement of goods, services, and capital. However, faced with slowing economic conditions in core countries, it is now third world growth that is highlighted as proof of the gains from unregulated globalization. As the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development points out: ... read full story / add a comment
international / economy / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 07, 2014 - 18:34 by Mark Weisbrot
As China looks set to overtake the US as the world's largest economy, a multipolar world can only be good for democracy. ... read full story / add a comment
international / economy / non-anarchist press Saturday December 28, 2013 - 08:12 by Mario Pianta
Mario Pianta is Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Urbino and a member of the Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is among the founders of the civil society campaign ‘Sbilanciamoci!’ on economic alternatives (

Paper delivered at the 19th Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, London 20-22 September 2013, and originally published on the transform-network website.
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venezuela / colombia / economy / non-anarchist press Monday November 11, 2013 - 21:01 by Mark Weisbrot
Predicting a Venezuelan apocalypse won't make it happen: in this oil-rich country the only thing imploding is poverty. ... read full story / add a comment
international / economy / non-anarchist press Wednesday October 02, 2013 - 23:11 by Andreas Bieler
The welfare state has been under pressure since the mid-1980s and the onset of neoliberal economic policies across Europe. Capital has used the current crisis to intensify this pressure further. In Southern Europe, this is often directly enforced through the Troika (European Union, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund) in exchange for bailout packages, but in other countries such as the UK too, drastic cuts are justified by reference to increasing national debt and the global financial crisis. Trade unions and civil society organizations have struggled hard to defend the welfare state, but it has been a defensive struggle all the way and many aspects have already been lost. Trade union rights have been curbed in many countries, key industries such as telecommunications and postal services privatized and core services such as health and education increasingly marketized. Full employment policies have been a thing of the past for quite some time. In this blog post, I will reflect on the nature and contents of the welfare state and the possibilities of defending its achievements. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / economy / non-anarchist press Wednesday August 21, 2013 - 22:17 by Julie Lévesque
“The international community is so screwed up they’re letting Haitians run Haiti.” –Luigi R. Einaudi, US career diplomat, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former Assistant Secretary General at the Organization of American States

Haitian author and human rights attorney Ezili Dantò heard Luigi R. Einaudi make this shocking comment in 2004, as Haiti was about to celebrate its 200 years of independence with its first democratically elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Apart from his efforts to raise the minimum wage and other social measures for the majority of Haitians living in extreme poverty, Aristide planned to nationalize his country’s resources, a move which meant more money for Haitians and less for multinationals. One month later, in the name of the “international community”, Aristide was overthrown in a coup d’état orchestrated by the U.S., France and Canada.

Today, the “international community” is running Haiti again, colonial style. ... read full story / add a comment
amérique centrale / caraïbes / économie / presse non anarchiste Friday July 12, 2013 - 18:06 by Leslie Péan
Création de la première globalisation qui a fait suite à la « découverte » de l’Amérique en 1492, soit 71 ans après le voyage de l’amiral chinois Zheng He (1) en 1421, Haïti constitue en même temps une rupture avec le mouvement de subjugation et de contrôle des peuples par l’Occident chrétien. De la route de la soie empruntée par Marco Polo en 1271 à celle des épices liant l’Europe, l’Afrique et l’Asie va succéder le commerce triangulaire reliant l’Europe, l’Afrique et l’Amérique. Pour des raisons sociohistoriques, Haïti n’a pas pu ouvrir ses frontières pour accueillir les Blancs au cours des 18e et 19e siècles, comme ce fut le cas avec les grandes migrations qui ont contribué au développement de pays tels que les Etats-Unis d’Amérique. Très tôt, des débats ont eu lieu au sein des élites haïtiennes sur l’octroi du droit de propriété aux Blancs. Le racisme anti-noir dominant à l’échelle mondiale place Haïti dès sa naissance dans un univers sans avenir. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / economía / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 26, 2013 - 16:37 by Gerardo Esteban Vargas
El TLC entre Colombia y Estados Unidos fue puesto en vigencia el 15 de mayo de 2012. Ya en diciembre de 2007 las compañías más importantes de Estados Unidos entre ellas Microsoft, Coca Cola, General Motors y Wall-Mart, enviaron cartas al Congreso de ese país pidiendo aprobación al TLC 1 , con ello mostraban quienes realmente se verían beneficiados de dicho acuerdo. Durante la campaña presidencial de 2008 en Estados Unidos, el tema fue un punto de discusión, donde el Republicano John McCain manifestaba su total respaldo, y por el otro lado el entonces candidato Demócrata y actual Presidente Barack Obama, manifestaba que no le parecía conveniente mientras en Colombia persistan las violaciones a los Derechos Humanos de los Sindicalistas. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / economia / stampa non anarchica Tuesday June 25, 2013 - 18:48 by Lucio Garofalo
Ad ascoltare i “soloni” dell’economia politica, o almeno i presunti “esperti” del settore che fanno capo ad alcune scuole di pensiero assertrici del dogma della crescita del PIL “ad oltranza”, la crisi economica internazionale avrebbe risparmiato i paesi “in via di sviluppo” come il Brasile e in generale i cosiddetti BRICS (acronimo che indica Brasile, Russia, India, Cina e Sudafrica), descritti come economie nazionali in fase di ascesa produttiva, caratterizzate da una forte crescita del PIL e delle esportazioni commerciali. ... read full story / add a comment
bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / economía / non-anarchist press Monday June 10, 2013 - 20:30 by Rafael Puente
Con ocasión del último congreso petrolero, el Vicepresidente del Estado nos ha confirmado algo que ya se venía cocinando, pero que igual nos ha dejado con escalofríos, y es la decisión de seguir ampliando la frontera hidrocarburífera, de manera que para 2014 llegará a ¡24 millones de hectáreas! ... read full story / add a comment
américa central / caribe / economía / non-anarchist press Friday April 19, 2013 - 08:09 by Marco A. Gandásegui
La deuda panameña está creciendo a una velocidad que para la mayoría de los observadores pronto nadie podrá controlar. El actual gobierno – y sus asesores en Wall Street - sostiene que la deuda no constituye un riesgo en la medida en que la economía (medido por el producto interno bruto) crece a un ritmo igual o superior. Ambos crecen a una tasa anual del 10 por ciento. Obviamente, cuando la economía se desinfle y deje de crecer, Panamá ya no será un cliente interesante para los prestamistas. Nadie nos querrá prestar. Lo que no consideran los ideólogos incrustados en los puestos gubernamentales es que el país quedará trabado con una deuda gigantesca cuyo ‘servicio’ no se podrá pagar. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / economia / stampa non anarchica Sunday April 14, 2013 - 01:02 by Lucio Garofalo
Sembra un paradosso per un paese devastato dalla crisi e dove cresce senza rimedio la miseria sociale. Sembra, ma in economia tutto ha una logica ferrea e nulla accade per caso, senza un fine predisposto dal capitale finanziario internazionale. Dunque, da dove viene e come si sostanzia l’euforia degli acquirenti dei titoli di stato di un paese che versa in queste disastrate condizioni? L’effetto di questa discesa dello spread è, ovviamente, un allentamento della tensione finanziaria e la possibilità di evitare nuovi ricorsi alle tasse per questioni di pareggio, un aumento della liquidità dello stato, ecc. ... read full story / add a comment
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