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Reining in Finance and the Struggle Over UN Agency's Mandate


The labor market is not self-regulating; governments must support worker's fight for higher wages
Pt 2. Heiner Flassbeck [Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development]: Governments must  intervene with policy that pushes wages up in line with productivity or global recession will deepen

  September 23, 2012

Low wages and high unemployment are paralyzing the global economy
Heiner Flassbeck [Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development]: The drive to be more "competitive" is pushing the world economy into deep recession; the best that quantitative easing can do is create another bubble

  October 14, 2012

The Struggle Over UNCTAD (and Why It Matters)
Vijay Prashad: Southern countries defend mandate as the "North" pushes a "global supply chain" that could obliterate smaller countries

  May 7, 2012

Reining in Finance and the Struggle Over UN Agency's Mandate
Vijay Prashad: Developed countries fight to stop UNCTAD linking financial speculation to food insecurity

  April 26, 2012

On the Brink: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD: European austerity policies past the point of no return, driving global economy towards deep and lengthy recession

  February 23, 2012

The War on Wages
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: If wages don't rise and the "pathological" power of finance is not pushed back, we will face a deep depression

  December 20, 2011

Eurocrisis: "Democracy is Not a Given"
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck (Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD): German policy of low wages and beggar thy neighbor is root of euro crisis

  December 11, 2011

Class War: Low Wages and Beggar Thy Neighbor
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: The words "class war" maybe unfashionable, but it is still a battle between labor and capital

  December 11, 2011

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