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From Neoliberalism to Possible Alternatives

by Víctor Manuel Isidro Luna

4 December 2016

From Neoliberalism to Possible Alternatives 1. Introduction The objective of this article is to outline possible alternatives to capitalism in its neoliberal phase. In 2007, the deepest world crisis since the Great Depression started and has continued with neither a theoretical nor a practical solution to date. It has exacerbated economic stagnation, inequality, poverty, and environmental destruction. As a response to the crisis, countries have applied keynesian but mostly neoliberal (...)

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The systemic crisis of the euro - true causes and effective therapies

by Heiner Flassbeck - Costas Lapavitsas

28 June 2013

What has gone wrong? Are the diagnoses commonly offered valid? Why do the medicines that have been prescribed not work? Could it really be possible that European politics at the highest level fails to understand the cause of the crisis and to address it with a consistent plan?

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Battle to save UNCTAD’s mandate

by Martin Khor

19 April 2012

UNCTAD was set up in 1964 to support developing countries to strengthen their weak position in international economic structures, and to design national development strategies.
In the past two decades, however, the developed countries have tried to curb the pro-South orientation of the UNCTAD secretariat and its many reports.

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CADTM invites you to celebrate its 20th birthday!


9 November 2010

20 years on, CADTM is active on every continent alongside men and women who are fighting to free the world’s peoples from imperialism, neo-colonialism, capitalism and patriarchy, with abolition of the debt as the spearhead of its action.

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Their crisis, our challenge

by David Harvey

14 April 2009

The term ‘national bail-out’ is therefore inaccurate, because they’re not bailing out the whole of the existing financial system - they’re bailing out the banks, the capitalist class, forgiving them their debts, their transgressions, and only theirs

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World crisis: The key issue here is fear and lack of confidence

by Andrew Kliman

7 April 2009

I can’t make a prediction as to how far things are going to fall. But there is a danger of a collapse of prices and jobs well beyond the government’s ability to manage.

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Keynes, Capitalism, and the Crisis- Interview to John Bellamy Foster

by Brian Ashley,

29 March 2009

Keynes’s critique of capitalism never ceased to be relevant, as is now readily apparent. But economic orthodoxy was unable to move beyond Keynes to address the larger issues he raised (nor did Keynes himself in the end do so)

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"The bailing out of the system right now is going on with taxpayer funds but without the say of the public"

by Mike Whitney

9 March 2009

John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review and professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. He is the coauthor with Fred Magdoff of The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences, recently published by Monthly Review Press. This is a heavily abridged version of an interview was conducted by Mike Whitney that first appeared at Dissident Voice - http://www.dissidentvoice.org

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Europe’s financial regulation “wise men” unwanted say protesters

by Alex Wilks- Eurodad

2 March 2009

Sheriff or cowboy? That was the question that we raised on the De Larosiere Group as their report on European financial regulation was launched yesterday. Eurodad staff joined colleagues from Corporate Europe Observatory and Friends of the Earth to dress up in checked shirts and hats and parade outside the European Commission’s Berlaymont building.

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‘Opening the Books’: Brazil’s Experience with Debt Audits

by Alessandra Fontana

18 November 2005

Yes, debt audits work! Brazil managed to reduce its foreign debt stock by half after a debt audit initiated by the government of Getúlio Vargas in 1943. As of today, this is one of, if not, ‘the’ most successful experience in terms of achieving actual debt cancellation as a result of an auditing process (see page 06 for an account of the Vargas’ debt audit).
However Brazil has engaged in other audit efforts more recently. It is on these more recent efforts that this report focuses.
Eurodad (...)

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