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World Bank Enables Private Capture of Profits, Public Resources

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net The World Bank insists commercial finance is necessary for achieving economic...

We Can’t Grow Numb to Reports That the Rich Are Getting Obscenely Richer

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com Reports continue to reveal the thriving fortunes of the wealthy, which...

COVID and Capitalism

Click here to view original web page at briarpatchmagazine.com Will anyone remember COVID-19? Already in 2023, one senses a strong...

Crack-Up Capitalism: A Review

Click here to view original web page at afhimelfarb.wordpress.com In this engrossing historical account, Quinn Slobodian lays out how a...

Rethinking globalisation in an age of crises

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu We need to find a path to peaceful coexistence and co-operation,...

Sacrifice Zones’: The New ‘Jim Crow’ That’s Sickening and Killing People of Color

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a...

The Human Cost of a Green Energy Transition Without Safeguards

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct 2 2023 (IPS) - The world is moving away from...

The OECD and the Great Monetary Restriction

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu Stubborn attachment to monetary tightening as the cure for inflation will needlessly sacrifice economic activity and...

Interest rates: Monetary policy is always political as central banks opt to back the financial sector

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com As the Bank of Canada prepared to announce its decision on interest rates in early September,...

A Real Opening for Change

Click here to view original web page at www.dissentmagazine.org Neoliberal ideas and institutions are still with us, but ...

Canadian diplomacy needs to find its way back from the wilderness

Click here to view original web page at policyoptions.irpp.org Among Canadian foreign-policy watchers, it has become a cliché to say that Canada has lost influence...

How to Defeat Poilievre’s Politics of Abandonment

Click here to view original web page at thetyee.ca Take every chance to debunk these six false...

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Refugee Law Must Adapt to a World Where the Effects of Climate Change Rival Those of War

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com Recent footage of hundreds dead and thousands fleeing destruction depicts scenes that could have come from...

Isabella Weber’s Insights Have Neoliberal Economists Running Scared

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com For two years, the entire world has fixated on inflation. Instead of welcoming the revival ...

Canadian news media skirts responsibility for falling trust

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Facing a dire situation, legacy media evaluates every angle but theirs. The Canadian news industry is in...

European Authorities Refuse to Save Migrants From Drowning — So Ordinary Citizens Are Doing It Instead

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com Since 2015, the European Union and its member states have increasingly failed to conduct sea-rescue operations...

Social-assistance rates in Ontario should ‘set off alarm bells’: Report

Click here to view original web page at www.tvo.org A recent analysis finds that Ontario Works recipients would need ...

The Bankers Dilemma: The Decision to Raise or not Raise Interest Rates

The paramount responsibility of the Bank of Canada’s (Boc) is to promote the economic and financial well-being of Canadians. Ensuring inflation at a target...

The Creeping Pervasiveness of Precarious Employment Is No Accident

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com A Review of Gigs, Hustles, & Temps by Jason Foster (Lorimer, 2023). In Gigs, Hustles, & Temps,...

High drug prices in Canada are just one part of a bad equation

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com The Canadian health-care system is under pressure as service levels decline while costs escalate. Drugs are...

Increasing monopoly power poses a threat to Canada’s post-pandemic economic recovery

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Canada is currently grappling with a significant economic issue: market concentration. A select few corporations dominate...

Why the Paris financing summit failed

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu The June summit promised to catalyse a revolution in climate finance ...

Rich Countries Are Exporting Climate Breakdown to the Global South

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com From waste to deforestation to drastic flooding, wealthy countries of the Global North are outsourcing the...

The Grand Narrative of Private Finance: Over-Reliance on Attracting Investment is Undermining Change at World Bank

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net NEW YORK / BRUSSELS, Jul 6 2023 (IPS) - One message that was repeated throughout last...

Bill C-18: Google and Meta spark crucial test for Canadian journalism

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Three events have recently marked a powerful inflection point in Canadian journalism. First, Google and Meta announced...

The Mercury is Off the Charts

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org And the Fossil Fuel Industry is Off its Meds We’ve reached the scariest moment yet in the...

140+ Experts to Rich Nations: Redirect Trillions in Public Money to Curb Climate, Inequality Crises

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org More than 140 economists and policy experts on Monday published an open letter calling on the...

The Plan to Split Democracies Into Tiny Economic Pieces

Click here to view original web page at newrepublic.com From start-up countries to gated communities, privately ruled zones can sidestep taxes, regulation,...

Polycrisis, Unraveling, or the Great Simplification: Coming Soon to a Planet Near You?

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the resulting disruption of...

G7 in Hiroshima Fails to Pay Its Debts to the Global South

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net “G7 countries have failed the Global South here in Hiroshima. They failed ...

The Unspeakable Death of the ‘Almighty Dollar’

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Welcome to the third episode of my ‘ignored news’ blog. For some months the ‘specialist’ media have...

Canada must again become leaders within the global peace movement

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Even during the height of the Vietnam War, as the bombs fell daily and heavily upon...

A Steady State Sustains All Boats

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org An important recent article on resource use and its environmental impacts starts from the premise that...

Canadians have lots of reasons to be skeptical about increased defence spending

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Leaked documents from the Pentagon have revealed what many suspected: Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has no...

Bill 7: the no to more beds, no to better care act

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Bill 7 perversely incentivizes seeking hospital care as a means to jump ...

It’s Getting to Look a Lot like Degrowth: Part 1

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org This is the first post of a three part series on the existential problem of degrowth...

Heath care will only succeed through collaboration, not competition

Click here to view original web page at spon.ca In the real world of health service delivery, the last three years have taught us a...

Hysteria About Chinese Political Interference Has Arrived in Canada

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com Election-meddling paranoia has now crossed north of the forty-ninth parallel. For the last several weeks, Canadian...

Community, Belonging and the Polycrisis

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives,the most common answer (if...

Why the “Rules-Based International Order” symbolizes western hypocrisy

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca The Rules-based international order is used to enforce U.S. and other western global interests. For the past...
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