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The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us

The Ghosts of ‘New Democrats’ Are Haunting Us

May 1, 2018

Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Twenty-five years ago, the so-called New Democrats were triumphant. Today, their political heirs are eager to prevent the Democratic Party from living up to its name. At stake is whether democracy will have a chance to function. A fundamental battle for democracy is in progress—a conflict over whether to reduce the…

Economic Update: Employees VS Employers

Economic Update: Employees VS Employers

April 30, 2018

This week: German workers who elect almost half of corporate boards of directors; major US corporations with negative tax rates; Kentucky governor maneuvers against black-lung victims; involuntary part-time employment; epidemic of U.S. evictions; Trump’s tariffs on China

Economic Benefits of Tax Cuts Should Have Arrived – Where Are They?

March 15, 2018

Businesses have had plenty of time to take Trump’s corporate tax cuts into account for their investment plans. However, as CEPR’s Dean Baker reports, this has not happened. Instead, they spent their tax windfall on stock buybacks

Apple: The Biggest Tax Cheaters in History Repatriate Profits Under Trump’s Tax Bill

January 22, 2018

What Apple did was outright illegal according to the European Union, but instead of taking legal action against Apple for tax evasion, the Trump tax bill will reward them says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

Real Media: The Value of Data

October 16, 2017

Tom Fisher of Privacy International talks to Real Media about why and how companies are able to exploit users’ personal data

Europe

September 2, 2017
Brexit ministers in the UK had six corporate lobby meetings for every one meeting with civil society groups, says Nick Dearden of Global Justice Now

Economy

August 10, 2017
The record-setting stock market is likely rooted in forecasts that corporate profits will grow at the expense of workers’ wages, says economist and “Rigged” author Dean Baker

Real Media: Food, Fraud & Brexit

July 3, 2017

Helena Paul from EcoNexus explains the potential pitfalls for food safety, labelling and GM in the wake of Brexit, and the relevance of her book ‘Hungry Corporations’ 15 years later as food giants merge

Jayati Ghosh On Imperialism in the 21st Century

June 29, 2017
Imperialism, explains the renowned economist – whether explicit or implicit – is about the struggle to control economic territories such as markets, workers and natural resources. From explicit colonial control, imperialism has today evolved into forms of “inter-imperialist rivalries” wherein instead of a “free market”, the state exercises its control to further the interest of capitalists, rather than common people.