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

Low wages and high unemployment are paralyzing the global economy

October 14, 2012

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

The labor market is not self-regulating; governments must support worker’s fight for higher wages

September 23, 2012

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

The Struggle Over UNCTAD (and Why It Matters)

May 7, 2012

Vijay Prashad: Southern countries defend mandate as the "North" pushes a "global supply chain" that could obliterate smaller countries

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

April 26, 2012

Vijay Prashad: Developed countries fight to stop UNCTAD linking financial speculation to food insecurity

On the Brink: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession

February 23, 2012

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

The War on Wages

December 20, 2011

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

Class War: Low Wages and Beggar Thy Neighbor

December 11, 2011

Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: The words "class war" maybe unfashionable, but it is still a battle between labor and capital

Eurocrisis: "Democracy is Not a Given"

December 11, 2011

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