Articles about Money & Economics
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How the Elite Deal With Sparks of Revolt
“I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half” —Jay Gould Metanoia Films has released a new documentary, Plutocracy: Divide et Impera (Divide and Rule)...
Endless Economic Growth is Fundamentally Unsustainable
The belief that economic growth can be detached from destruction appears to be based on a simple accounting mistake.
Portugal Rejoices as Anti-Austerity Left Coalition Forms to Oust Right Wing
Socialists, Communists, and Left Bloc unite in 'unprecedented' coalition to end years of punishing cuts
Another Money Is Possible: Will the Scotpound Succeed as a Parallel Currency?
Many people think money makes the world go around, or the global economy at least. They consider it in a similar way that gravity holds the planet in orbit. But this is...
6 Artists Illustrate What Debt Means to Them
For our Debt Issue, we explored ways we could turn the tables on the bankers, rethink the soul-crushing nature of debt, and find routes to get out of it. Because the shame and...
This Map Should Change the Way You Think About Foreign Aid
Critics of foreign aid often argue that it's ineffective at generating sustainable economic development or truly helping the world's poor. But as this great map from the cost...
'Worse Than We Thought': TPP a Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare
'President Obama has sold the American people a false bill of goods,' says Friends of the Earth
Beyond Dystopian Visions in the Age of Neoliberal Authoritarianism
George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society casts a dark shadow over the United States. As American society has moved from a welfare to a warfare state, the...
The Soviet Union Versus Socialism
When the world's two great propaganda systems agree on some doctrine, it requires some intellectual effort to escape its shackles. One such doctrine is that the society...
CEOs Panic: Europe Rules Corporate Tax Loopholes Are "Illegal"
The European Commission’s ruling is the result of years of sustained activism from anti-austerity groups like UK Uncut.
Poverty Goals? No, It's Extreme Wealth We Should Be Targeting
If we had focused on the real causes of poverty over the past 30 years we probably wouldn’t need the United Nations’ sustainable development goals now
Resenting Hipsters
The fetishization of work feeds the politics of resentment. It’s time to instead embrace the language of economic and social rights.
The Next VW Scandal
Buried in the minutes of an obscure new quango is evidence of vast corporate capture of the UK government.
Swedish Band 'The Knife' Nail Central Flaw of The UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Brilliant satirical comic imagines what policy would look like if the UN focused on eliminating extreme wealth.
Stephen Hawking Says We Should Really Be Scared of Capitalism, Not Robots
According to world famous physicist Stephen Hawking, the rising use of automated machines may mean the end of human rights – not just jobs. But he’s not talking about robots...
Any Job Isn't Necessarily a Good Job for People Out of Work
There can be no doubt that the job market has been more resilient since the financial crisis than many imagined. Unemployment did not rise as far as was feared and the recovery...
Tired of Capitalism? There Could Be a Better Way.
Capitalism is a coercive economic system that creates persistent patterns of economic deprivation. Governments have typically dealt with capitalism’s more misery-inducing...
Seven Everyday Things Poor People Worry About That Rich People Never Do
It isn’t just poor people’s lives which differ from rich people’s lives – it's poor people's thoughts that differ from everyone else's.
Capitalism Can't Be "Less Greedy" - the Greed Is Baked In
More people lately are identifying capitalism as the underlying cause of our current global troubles and crises. That’s certainly positive: the first step toward cure is a...
Why Some Companies in Sweden are Shifting to a 6-Hour Work Day
Despite research telling us it’s a really bad idea, many of us end up working 50-hour weeks or more because we think we’ll get more done and reap the benefits later. And...
The Painful Facts, State-By-State: How We're Victimized by Corporate State Tax Avoidance
Corporate data from numerous sources, including annual reports directly from the companies themselves, has been merged and matched and managed into two spreadsheets that...
Less Work, More Time: A Feminist Perspective on Universal Basic Income
It’s a cliché of feminist media to bemoan the “time bind” that keeps women tied to the double duties of working and parenting. The solution offered to this problem, however...
Ex-hedge Funder Buys Rights to Life-Saving Drug and Raises Price from $13.50 to $750 per pill
A former hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical businessman has purchased the rights to a 62-year-old drug used for treating life-threatening parasitic infections and...
Right to Buy, or the Right to Lifelong Debt?
With news this week that one in seven over 70 year olds are using their pensions to pay off their mortgage debt, the prospect of home ownership has got a whole lot less...
Ignoring the Cause of Welfare: Not Laziness but Low Wages
Numerous US media outlets recently uncritically echoed a methodologically flawed report by an anti-immigration organization with ties to white supremacist groups...
The Whiting of Euro-Americans: A Divide and Conquer Strategy
In 1670, the Virginia assembly, comprising some of the colony’s most successful and powerful men, forbade free Negroes and Indians to own Christian (that is to say, white)...
Watch the 1991 Documentary Donald Trump Didn't Want Anyone to See
The long-suppressed 'Trump: What’s the Deal?' is now available to be streamed online.
Scotland 5. Donald Trump 0. What Price America?
Author and humourist PG Wodehouse once wrote that “it is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine”. He was absolutely right...
What the U.S. Really Owes Black America
Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?
Why We Need a Guaranteed Income. Soon.
A thought for Labor Day: In the not-too-distant future we might wait around for a package delivery, hurry off to class, grab a taxi downtown, meet the family for dinner, and...
Why Labor Day Matters
Here’s an experiment to try this holiday weekend. Quiz your friends, family and acquaintances on the meaning of Labor Day. You might be surprised by the answers you hear. To...
Opportunity in Collapse: Radical Horizons of the Post-Apocalyptic
What will happen when the state collapses? Will society descend into lawlessness, or can we seize the opportunity to let our human potential flourish?
How to Avoid Another Market Crash
A tax on Wall Street traders would tame risky bets on the stock market without disrupting America’s economy.
The Dutch "Basic Income" Experiment Is Expanding across Multiple cities
Free cash is in the works for a growing number of Dutch urbanites. After the city of Utrecht announced that it would give no-strings-attached money to some of its residents...
Central Banks Nervous as Alternative Currency with David Bowie's Face Goes Viral
One of the best ways for the general public to take power back is to develop alternative currencies — both local and global — that allow people to trade outside of the...
The Great Unraveling
In times of national crisis and public outrage, strange and dangerous candidates often arise.
War Criminals Gather In London For World's Largest Arms Fair
Not to be outdone, thousands of anti-war protesters make their presence known at the event.
Let Them Eat Privilege
Focusing on privilege diverts attention away from the real villains.
Against Charity
Rather than creating an individualized “culture of giving,” we should be challenging capitalism’s institutionalized taking.
Interview With Paul Mason About How Capitalism Is Going to End
Capitalism is on its last legs and is about to be destroyed by a generation so connected by technology that they have more loyalty to their phone than to their social...
John Oliver, Edward Snowden, and Unconditional Basic Income
How all three are surprisingly connected
"Don't Owe. Won't Pay." Everything You've Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
With the nation’s household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications.
America's Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality
Addressing income inequality is important, but worsening economic segregation has far more compounding effects.
Who Are the Biggest Killers in America? The Numbers Will Shock You
The richest Americans not only steal more wealth through white-collar crime, but their crimes also lead to more deaths.
Rapper-poet Akala: 'Slavery Was Foundation of European capitalism'
Hip-hop, and the entertainment industry in general, is known more for encouraging artists to become one-dimensional caricatures of themselves than for nurturing a culture of...
Britain's Landed Elite, Backed by Money Earned Through Slavery, Are Using Migrants as Scapegoats
This is Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, a Conservative Member of Parliament for South Dorset. He lives in Charborough House (pictured above) on his the family’s...
Paramedic's Response to "Burger Flippers" Making an Equal $15/Hour is Beautiful
Jens Rushing, like so many people, took to Facebook to rant about something. Rushing, a paramedic, wrote an angry post about fast food workers winning a $15/hr wage that has...
Cut the Working Week to a Maximum of 20 Hours, Urge Top Economists
Job sharing and increased leisure are the answer to rising unemployment, claims thinktank
RBS Sale: There Is an alternative
The government have fired the starting gun on the sale of RBS. UK Financial Investments has begun selling a 5% stake in the bank at just 330p a share – this is way below the...
Almost Fully Operational: The Mega Cartel Death Star
Racketeering as a Global Business Model You’re like Han Solo. You know there’s an Empire. You’ve got a bad feeling but you can’t quite make out what you’re looking at. You’ve...