Making the Rust Belt Rustier

Paul Krugman – The New York Times Donald Trump will break most of his campaign promises. Which promises will he keep? The answer, I suspect, has more to do with psychology than it does with strategy. Mr. Trump is much… Continue Reading

Who Will Rule Trump Foreign Policy?

By Jim Lobe – Lobelog Who Will Rule Trump Foreign Policy? The most frightening commentary I’ve read in the run-up to the inauguration—and there have been many—appeared in a column identifying the four people whose foreign policy ideas were likely… Continue Reading

Something is Rotten in the State of Social Equality

By Phil Harris ROME (IDN) – Amid persistent strong uncertainty about the global employment scenario, working poverty – particularly in emerging countries – is expected to increase as unemployment rises and the gender gap in the labour force increases.

Donald Trump against the World

by John Feffer – LobeLog Donald Trump is a worldly fellow. He travels the globe on his private jet. He’s married to a Slovene and divorced from a Czech. He doesn’t speak any other languages, but hey, he’s an American,… Continue Reading

Trump and the Crisis of Democracy

by Roberto Savio ROME – George W. Bush, the Republican bridge between Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump as U.S. president, declared that the United States was the only democracy in the world. The election of Trump now makes this traditional… Continue Reading

Fatal blows to corporate power

Brid Brennan, Gonzalo Berrón – ALAI 23/01/2017 – The fallout from the current phase of capitalism has become more manifest globally in 2016, provoking unexpected political responses. However, the people most severely impacted by the current economic crisis have largely… Continue Reading