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Economic Update: Standing Up

June 18, 2018

This week: Updates on China’s growing life expectancy; Ireland’s vote on abortion; the reality of unemployment in the U.S.; why Amazon offers a “quitting” bonus; Johnson and Johnson putting profits before public health; die-ins at Publix succeed; Macron gets union backlash; Poor People’s Campaign exposes US poverty; Canada joins the race to the bottom; and…

Seattle Buckles Under Corporate Pressure, Repeals ‘Amazon Tax’ to Fight Homelessness

June 14, 2018

Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant says that as long as corporate Democrats run government, we should expect them to buckle under Amazon’s and Starbucks’ pressure

Tech Giants Fight to Dominate Data of Developing Countries

April 29, 2018

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are among high tech giants fighting to maintain an unregulated environment at the WTO that strengthens their monopolies and puts developing countries at an extreme disadvantage says Deborah James of CEPR

Economic Update: Distorting Economic Truths

April 16, 2018

Labor strikes at Disney; home sales and prices drop sharply; Nestle’s approval to profit from privatizing water; UPS and FedEx profit from Trump’s attack on Amazon and lies about the USPS; US poverty far worse than in other nations

Cities Offer Amazon Dangerous Incentives

November 29, 2017

Amazon has received 238 bids from North American cities vying to host its new headquarters, and some are offering the company extreme incentives that undermine democracy, says economist Dean Baker

Economy

August 29, 2017
Food and Water Watch’s Patrick Woodall says that the incredible wave of mega-mergers in recent years shows that “regulators have been asleep at the switch”

The Economics of the 1%

February 12, 2014
John Weeks: Neo-liberal economics has concentrated tremendous political power in the hands of corporations and the elite and has had serious ramifications for democracy

Ownership of WaPo by CIA Contractor Puts U.S. Journalism in Dangerous Terrain

January 14, 2014

Norman Solomon: There is a major conflict of interest in the ownership of The Washington Post by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who holds a $600 million contract with the CIA

Russian Court Grants Canadian Greenpeace Activist Bail

November 18, 2013

After more than two months of detention in Russia, sister of Arctic 30 activist Paul Ruzycki says Russian authorities were “heavy handed.”

Columbus Day: Indigenous People of the Americas

August 27, 2013
Patrick Bond: Ecuador President Rafael Correa is a petro-Kenysian who failed to sell Yasuni National Park in carbon markets and to international donors, and now he’s turned a blind eye to what’s really needed

The Bond Report

August 27, 2013
Patrick Bond: Ecuador President Rafael Correa is a petro-Kenysian who failed to sell Yasuni National Park in carbon markets and to international donors, and now he’s turned a blind eye to what’s really needed