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How China Is Offering an Alternative to the IMF

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 16/04/2021 - 7:45pm in

China has been setting up currency swap lines with many countries. But is this an idea that is ahead of its time?

Michael Hudson: America’s Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism

Further discussion of the American and Chinese economic models, focusing on financialization as a central distinction.

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

B&B: Markets and the Decline of Democracy // Materiality of Finance // Myth of Agricultural Revolution // Data and the Future of Work // Books on Globalization // Academic Managerialism

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 11/04/2021 - 10:15am in

This time especially worth reading and sharing pieces: > “Free Markets and the Decline of Democracy” is an insightful lecture given in 2018 by the late John Weeks, an progressive heterodox economist and avid critic of capitalism. Being a rigorous … Continue reading →

IMF, World Bank Must Support Developing Countries’ Recovery

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 8:45pm in

COVID-19 continues to take an unprecedented human and economic toll; international institutions must support developing countries' recovery.

Why India is Banking on Health Diplomacy to Grow African Footprint

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 8:50pm in

India has stepped up its foreign policy re-engagement with African countries and has focused on health diplomacy.

Italy Bans Cruise Ships from Entering Venice’s Historic Center

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 2:55am in

Environmentalists take a victory lap, but much more must be done to ensure the survival of Venice, especially with sea levels rising.

China and US: Stumbling into War?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 4:33pm in

China and the US are doing an awful lot of chest-poking, and if anything, it's getting worse under Biden. Could this sparring lead to war?

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.

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.