Economic fundamentals

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Is China Socialist or State Capitalist? – Michael Hudson and Patrick Bond

Michael Hudson and Patrick Bond: Will China resist financialization and lead the way on climate policy, or is it practicing capitalism lite?

Our Neoliberal Economic System is Making Us Mentally Ill

The neoliberal economy was supposed to bring about a utopian world order. Instead, it produced psychological stress and social breakdown.

How the Vehicle Production Nightmare Upended Everything and Why Automakers & Dealers Don’t Want the Old Ways Back

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 18/03/2022 - 8:23pm in

New vehicle sales show how Covid is working out very well for capitalists.

The World Is Facing A Critical Diesel Shortage

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 17/03/2022 - 12:55am in

An oil price drop gives an illusory sense of relief from an ongoing and set to worsen diesel squeeze.

An American in Siberia Gives a Preliminary Assessment of the Impact of Sanctions on Russia

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 15/03/2022 - 9:55pm in

An on-the-ground take on how Western sanctions are affecting ordinary Russians.

Russia Sanctions Trade Shock: Fulfilling the Fears of Smoot-Hawley?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 14/03/2022 - 9:54pm in

More on the possiblity of severe blowback from sanctions against Russia in the form of trade disruption.

This Ironic World: Does Climate Hope Encourage Climate Inaction?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 12/03/2022 - 4:24pm in

Why climate change hopium really is bad for you and all of us.

Why Don’t We Treat All Refugees as Though They Were Ukrainian?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 05/03/2022 - 10:55pm in

Who'd have thunk it? Advanced economies are mighty bigoted about which refugees go to the head of the line.

How One Cooperative Is Trying to Develop an Alternative Economy in Oakland

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/03/2022 - 10:32pm in

Despite having some inherent competitve advantages, cooperative ventures can find it hard to launch. An Oakland program provides some liftoff.