Finance

An imported Pandora's box

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When the government made the decision to raise import tariffs on used Japanese cars, it knew of course that the move would provoke discontent in the Far East. At the same time, the authorities are once again attempting to make it illegal to import cars with steering wheels on the right side. They have tried that before, but have always given up because of opposition from motorists. The farther... Read more

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After the meltdown

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On the eve of the US election, five critical writers and economists met to discuss the financial crisis – and what should be done. With Barack Obama heading for the White House, is this time for the left to think big? William Greider, Frances Fox Piven, Doug Henwood, Arun Gupta and Naomi Klein put their heads together... Read more

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Lucrar sem produzir

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Crise financeira como oportunidade de criar uma economia mundial solidária
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“A competição não é a emulação industrial, é a emulação comercial. Atualmente, a emulação industrial só existe em função do comércio. Há até fases da vida econômica dos povos modernos em que todos são tomados por uma espécie de vertigem para lucrar sem produzir. Esta vertigem especulativa, que retorna periodicamente, desnuda o verdadeiro caráter da competição que busca escapar da necessidade d... Read more

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Debating Europe: Progressive perspectives on solving the global economic crisis: a challenge to the upcoming EU Summit (Video)

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The global financial system is unravelling at great speed. This is happening in the midst of a multiplicity of crises in relation to food, climate and energy. In the face of these multiple crises, governments are responding unilaterally as well as in forums such as the Washington Meeting of the G20 which took place on 15 November. Likewise, the EU Governments and Finance Ministers have... Read more

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Alternative Regionalisms News

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On 28th March thousands will march through London as part of a global campaign to challenge the G20, ahead of their 2nd April summit on the global financial crisis.Our future depends on creating an economy based on fair distribution of wealth, decent jobs for all and a low carbon future. Join the march! The Permanent People's Tribunal in Lima (PDF) The Third Summit of the Peoples Enlazando Alt... Read more

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The Swinging of the Pendulum: The Global Crisis and Beyond'

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This crisis is the beginning of a new phase of reform and adaptation in the history of capitalist development, but which direction will this take? Will the ‘markets’ emerge re-empowered and strengthened or will the state resume its role in restraining the markets and redistributing wealth in the interest of the welfare and security of all citizens?... Read more

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Casino Crash: the end of neo-liberalism? (Video)

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The greatest financial crisis since the Wall Street crash of 1929 has been met by an unprecedented set of government actions to stem the tide of destruction. But is there also a coming sea change in economic theory and practice, as well as in politics, in the shift from a free market to intervention in the market? Is this the end of 'capitalism as we know it? What are the power politics and pr... Read more

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To bail or not to bail…

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To bail, or not to bail: that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageously low gas mileage, Or to take measures against a sea of warming vehicles, And by opposing end them? They have not born the whips and scorns of time, Auto conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of... Read more

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Rescatar o no rescatar…

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Rescatar o no rescatar; he aquí el problema: ¿Qué es más noble para el espíritu: sufrir Los golpes y dardos del insultantemente bajo kilometraje, O tomar las armas contra un piélago de vehículos del calentamiento Y haciéndoles frente para acabar con ellos? Ellos no han soportado los ultrajes y desdenes del mundo. La conciencia automovilística hace de todos nosotros unos cobardes; Y así ... Read more

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