By Baher Kamal Article I of a three-part series focuses on the alarmingly deepening inequality. Part II deals with the staggering impact of inequality on women, and Part III with the future and quality of jobs. ROME, Jan 16 2017… Continue Reading
Oxfam – Published: 18 January 2016 The Oxfam report An Economy for the 1%, shows that the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population has fallen by a trillion dollars since 2010, a drop of 38 percent. This… Continue Reading
The Following three pieces, published in Project Syndicate, bring the insights of three high caliber scholars on the global economic challenges of this Trumpian era we are now entering.
Michael Krieger – Liberty Blitzkrieg blog DAVOS MAN: “A soulless man, technocratic, nationless and cultureless, severed from reality. The modern economics that undergirded Davos capitalism is equally soulless, a managerial capitalism that reduces economics to mathematics and separates it from… Continue Reading
Other News brings you two stories that highlight the growing connections among Far-Right forces in Europe and the US: Some are in power, others aspire to it, are we witnessing an Alt-Right International in the making?
Other news brings you three perspectives on the issue of a guaranteed basic income: “Guaranteed annual income – a Big Idea whose time has yet to arrive” by Glen Hodgson in iPolitics; “An Unconditional Citizen’s Income” by Ursula Huws in… Continue Reading
By Baher Kamal ROME, Jan 2017 (IPS) – When pro-nuclear disarmament organisations last October cheered the United Nations decision to start in 2017 negotiations on a global treaty banning these weapons, they probably did not expect that shortly after the… Continue Reading
Ann Pettifor The Independent Online Economics is driven by ideology – it is ideology, not science, which drives them to assert that bank bailouts are tolerable but policies that protect the poor aren’t. Unsurprisingly, these flawed theories and models are… Continue Reading
He had opportunities to help the working class, and he passed them up. By Matt Stoller* Washington Post During his final news conference of 2016, in mid-December, President Obama criticized Democratic efforts during the election. “Where Democrats are characterized as… Continue Reading
European Politics and Policy Blog The release of an intelligence report on Russian interference in the US presidential election, alongside allegations of links between Donald Trump and the Kremlin, have strained US-Russia relations. Andrei P. Tsygankov* argues that there remains… Continue Reading
Saudi Arabia’s military pressure on Assad served only to make him seek more help from Russia, precipitating intervention which the US was not prepared to oppose Patrick Cockburn The Independent
By Sebastian Strangio, Los Angeles Review of Books I. THE NATION OF BURMA was born under a dark star. At 20 past four in the morning, on January 4, 1948 — the specific time was determined by astrologers — Burmese… Continue Reading
By Mario Dujisin Lisbon (OTHER NEWS) – The death of Mario Soares, former Portuguese prime-minister, president, and historic leader of Lusitanian socialism, demonstrated just how united the Portuguese are with regards to his past and his historical projection.
By Baher Kamal ROME, Jan 2017 (IPS) – When British naturalist Charles Darwin published in 1859 his theory of evolution in his work On the Origin of Species, he most likely did not expect that robots, not nature, would someday… Continue Reading
Eduardo Porter Economic Scene The New York Times Is American democracy broken? There are precedents around the world for the kind of political jolt the United States experienced in November. They usually include a political firebrand who promises to sweep… Continue Reading
Washington’s long-awaited, deeply disappointing assessment of alleged meddling by the Kremlin Kevin Rothrock The Moscow Times U.S. officials released a declassified intelligence report on Friday repeating the monumental accusations against the Kremlin that have been circulating in the American media… Continue Reading
By Jay Ogilvy Stratfor What are we utterly wrong about today? Think of the way we look back at practices like slavery and colonialism that were so commonly accepted in their time but were later rejected as offenses against basic… Continue Reading
If Vladimir Putin intervened to help Donald Trump, that’s an outrage. But then so is the long US record of foreign interference Owen Jones The Guardian As I write, president-elect Donald Trump – soon to become the most powerful individual… Continue Reading
Despite the scores of media pieces which assert that Russia’s interference in the election is “case closed,” some cyber experts say skepticism is still in order. The Nation By James Carden
The Democratic National Committee tells BuzzFeed News that the bureau “never requested access” to the servers the White House and intelligence community say were hacked by Russia. Ali Watkins BuzzFeed