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The Fed Is Driving Down Oil Prices

June 19, 2018

By Nick Cunningham / Oilprice. The U.S. dollar has jumped to its strongest level in nearly a year, raising questions about how a strong greenback could act as a drag on debt and oil demand in much of the world. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced another rate hike a few days ago, which helped edge…

Hudson Report

June 17, 2014
Michael Hudson: There is no real left-wing alternative to the right

Reality Asserts Itself - Heiner Flassbeck

February 2, 2014
Heiner Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says the “market” is good for making high profits from international exchange rates; the only rational solution for a healthy economy is take exchange rates away from the market

Emerging Market Financial Crises Raise Concerns About Another Global Recession

January 28, 2014

Bill Black: A rise in inflation in emerging markets like Argentina is causing a state of panic over the future health of the global economy

Remembering Mandela

December 5, 2013
Patrick Bond: Mandela deserves great credit for ending racial apartheid in South Africa, but his legacy includes the continuation of mass poverty

Palestinians Face Discrimination in Israeli Economy, Majority Live in Poverty

October 29, 2013

Shir Hever: Official Israeli statements on integrating Palestinians into workforce exposes apartheid system.

Would Janet Yellin as Fed Chair Mark a Shift in Economic Policy?

October 9, 2013

Bill Black: Yellin’s confirmation marks a victory for progressive democrats?

Yousef Alhelou Reporting From Gaza

March 11, 2013
Hamas tries to end collaboration with what it says is due process, but some NGO’s say accused rights are violated in Hamas prisons