What Greece Won

Paul Krugman* – The New York Times Last week, after much drama, the new Greek government reached a deal with its creditors. Earlier this week, the Greeks filled in some details on how they intend to meet the terms. So… Continue Reading

How addiction to debt came even to China

Martin Wolf -Financial Times Huge increases in private sector credit preceded many financial crises Balance sheets matter. This is the biggest lesson of the financial crises that have rolled across the world economy. Changes in balance sheets shape the performance… Continue Reading

How I became an erratic Marxist

By Yanis Varoufakis ? The Guardian Before he entered politics, Yanis Varoufakis, the iconoclastic Greek finance minister at the centre of the latest eurozone standoff, wrote this searing account of European capitalism and and how the left can learn from… Continue Reading

Economic Growth Is Not Enough

Analysis by Jessica Faieta* NEW YORK, Feb 23 2015 (IPS) – Recent new data show a worrying picture of Latin America and the Caribbean. Income poverty reduction has stagnated and the number of poor has risen ? for the first… Continue Reading

When Americans Lynched Mexicans

By WILLIAM D. CARRIGAN* and CLIVE WEBBFEB* The recent release of a landmark report on the history of lynching in the United States is a welcome contribution to the struggle over American collective memory. Few groups have suffered more systematic… Continue Reading

Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2015 (IPS) – A rash of sex discriminatory laws ? including the legalisation of polygamy, marital rape, abduction and the justification of violence against women ? remains in statute books around the world.

A Somalia on the Mediterranean

Vijay Prashad* – The Hindu In the cases of Muammar Qadhafi and Saddam Hussein, opportunities to allow them to surrender were squandered. It was as if the new dispensations in Iraq and Libya could be created from scratch. Rather than… Continue Reading

Weimar on the Aegean

Paul Krugman* – The New York Times Try to talk about the policies we need in a depressed world economy, and someone is sure to counter with the specter of Weimar Germany, supposedly an object lesson in the dangers of… Continue Reading