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  1. TiSA and the Threat to Public Banks

    • Thomas Marois
    21 April 2017
    Report

    The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is an attack on the future publicness of public banking around the world. 

  2. Interview: Keynesianism and the great recession

    Walden Bello
    02 March 2017
    Article

    Keynesianism offered important tools for overcoming the economic crisis, but its application by Obama's government was too half-hearted and misdirected (going to banks rather than households) to effectively reduce the recession. Clinton paid the price.

  3. Keynesianism in the Great Recession

    • Walden Bello
    22 February 2017
    Paper

    The derailment of progressive Keynesianism by Obama’s conservative, technocratic Keynesianism resulted in a protracted recovery, continuing high unemployment, millions of foreclosed or bankrupt households fending for themselves, and more scandals in a Wall Street where nothing had changed. Obama did not pay for this tragic outcome in 2012, but Hillary Clinton did in 2016.

  4. The Bail Out Business

    • Sol Trumbo Vila, Matthijs Peters
    22 February 2017
    Report

    The Bail Out Business is the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of the response to the 2008 financial crisis to understand who benefits from rescue packages in the EU. How effective were the bail out measures? What were the hidden costs to the taxpayer? and what was the role of the Big Four (audit firms) and financial consultancy firms in the business of designing and implementing bail out programs in EU Member States?

  5. On financialisation, exit options for capital and sites of resistance

    Daniel Chavez, Ewald Engelen
    09 December 2016
    Article
  6. The European crisis through the lens of financialisation

    Antonio Tricarico
    09 May 2012
    Article

    The financial sector through the Euro crisis hopes to further extract wealth from public sectors, driven by its goal to commodify the whole economy and nature itself.

  7. Time for the EU to shut down the casino

    Myriam vander Stichele
    22 July 2011
    Article

    Until the European Commission shows it has learnt the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis and demonstrates the political will to re-regulate the financial sector, it will be unable to resolve the crises in Greece, Ireland and Portugal

  8. Corporate capture at the heart of Europe

    Olivier Hoedeman
    06 October 2010
    Article

    The Irish government announcement of a €34 billion Euro bailout, two years after the financial crisis first broke, is a reminder that little has been done to prevent it happening again just as the social costs are becoming ever more evident.

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    Cuba Undertakes Reforms in Midst of Economic Crisis

    Roger Burbach
    21 September 2009
    Article
    The long food queues in Cuba are still causing frustration, but the open process Raul Castro is following to resolve these issues heralds a new path to socialism in the 21st century.
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    Bilan d'un an de crise

    15 September 2009
    Article

    Henri Guaino Conseiller spécial du président de la République. Susan George (à 8h40) : Politologue franco-américaine, ancienne vice-présidente d'Attac.

  11. The virtues of deglobalisation

    Walden Bello
    03 September 2009
    Article
    The Economist has attributed the term "deglobalisation" to Walden Bello. Whilst the magazine considers the term a negative one, Bello argues that it is fast becoming a reality and offers a paradigm for escaping the neoliberal straitjacket.
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    La crise, et après? Agir pour la reprise, inventer un nouveau modèle (Video)

    Susan George, Jean-Michel Baylet, Olivier Dartignolles, Pierre Moscovici, Vincent Peillon, Thomas Philippon
    03 September 2009
    Article
    Séance plénière de l'université d'été de Parti Socialiste. Animé por Laurent Fabius.
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    Wishful Thinking Won’t Solve the Crisis

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    23 July 2009
    Article
    The more the authorities refuse to change the system, preferring stop-gap measures, the more they will be caught in a downward spiral and the more they will lose control of their policies — and the economy as well.
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    Confessions of Cassandra

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    20 July 2009
    Article
    The change of technological cycles, exhaustion of resources and market saturation, class struggle and even growing grassroots wariness of propaganda will lead to change, even it is only short-term.
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    No Consensus on the Washington Consensus

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    10 July 2009
    Article
    Today, just as faith in deregulated markets has evaporated in the nightmare on Wall Street, so too is the long reign of market fundamentalism ending in the development arena.
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    U.N. General Assembly president urges rich countries to better address the economic crisis

    02 July 2009
    Article

    Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, the elected president of the United Nations General Assembly, d'Escoto has touched a raw nerve among the world's most powerful nations.

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    Why is the UN ignoring the financial crisis?

    25 June 2009
    Article
    UN conference was convened to find new ways of dealing with the global financial and economic crises and give voice to those most affected by them. But the rich countries have opposed any real change, and the result is an anemic UN document.
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    UN Conference on the world financial and economic crisis

    24 June 2009
    Article

    Spearheaded by the current President of the UN General Assembly Miguel D´Escoto Brockmann, the UN Conference on the Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Development took place from June 24-26, 2009.

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    "Free Trade” talks are not the solution to the economic crisis: “Free Trade” is one of the principal causes

    Press Release
    24 June 2009
    Article

    Civil society groups and global social movements gathering at the UN summit on the global economic crisis have denounced rich industrialized countries’ insistence on pushing forward unbalanced trade talks, misnamed “free trade”, as likely to exacerbate an already serious economic and social crisis.

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