Free markets and their discontents

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Lessons from the First New Deal for the Next One

Whether it is called “Build Back Better” or a Green New Deal, it is imperative to reject the false dichotomy of “jobs against climate.”

UNCTAD’s Richard Kozul-Wright on the Post-COVID World Economy: Out of the Frying Pan… Into the Fire?

Kozul-Wright warns that for a sustainable Covid-19 recovery, it is key to abandon policies that concentrate economic power and wealth

It’s Time For a Green Social Contract

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/04/2021 - 11:55pm in

The green transformation will have far-reaching socio-economic implications. Action is needed to ensure domestic and international social equity and fairness.

Michael Hudson Asks Our Readers: If Democracy Winds Up Creating Financial Dominance, What Do We Call China?

Michael Hudson seeks reader input on what to call modern governments not run by traditional nobles or financial interests.

Wikipedia’s Deep Ties to Big Tech

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 7:08pm in

Contrary to its image as a cash-strapped, open public service, Wikipedia tries to hide that it is a wealthy NGO with close ties to big tech.

Christian Nationalism Is a Barrier to Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 8:08pm in

Some Christian evangelicals are rejecting Covid vacccines, and some of the current approches to increasing uptake will backfire with them.

Chicago School Economists Got it Wrong. Strong Antitrust Policy Boosts the Economy.

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 9:37pm in

History shows robust antitrust enforcement helps promote a prosperous, fair, and balanced economy.

Will Biden’s Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 3:09pm in

Biden''s Central America plan includes US funding of domestic security forces to keep citizens put and support foreign economic exploitation.

We Have to Consign the Era of Financial Engineering to History

Financial legerdemain is still very much with us, despite the Big One in 2008 and continuing distortions confirming its high cost.

Philanthrocapitalists: The Pied Pipers of ‘Modern Slavery’?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 7:30pm in

Hundreds of millions of dollars for anti-trafficking/slavery sidesteps how rich countries exploit labour in poor nations.