debt crisis

Why is Argentina Entering into a New Economic Crisis?

September 5, 2018

CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot lays out the roots of Argentina’s latest economic crisis, which have to do with the government’s massive foreign borrowing spree, deepening austerity measures, and rising Federal Reserve interest rates

Greece Exits its Bailout but Remains Shackled by Debt and Austerity

August 23, 2018

Former Greek MP Costas Lapavitsas says Greece has been reduced to a ‘weak and marginal Balkan economy’

Puerto Rico Faces a Medicaid Crisis

October 9, 2017

On top of the devastating impact of recent hurricanes and an ongoing debt crisis, Puerto Rico’s Medicaid funding will run out as early as the end of the year unless Congress acts explains CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Climate Change

September 22, 2017
Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, but massive debt and a crumbling infrastructure put the island in crisis long before the storm, says Monxo Lopez, a professor at Hunter College

Puerto Rico ‘Rescue’ Bill to Reinforce Colonial Relationship with US

July 1, 2016

The Puerto Rico debt bill “will impose a fiscal control board that is going to watch out more for the billionaires and millionaires in Wall Street than it is going to watch out for the millions of Americans living on the island,” said activist Julio Lopez. The legislation will create a federal oversight board appointed…

Days of Revolt

March 29, 2016
In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges continues his discussion with UMKC economics professor Michael Hudson on his new book Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy

Economist: “There’s Absolutely Nothing Resembling A Debt Crisis In The US”

October 1, 2013

Interests payments on US debt are at an historic low.

Trade Rules and the Operations of Multinational Corporations

August 29, 2013
Vijay Prashad: Allowing big firms to enter your country to modernize agriculture is very dangerous because essentially you are losing sovereignty over your food. Part 3 of 4

Police Brutality Against Blocupy Frankfurt Protest Makes Headlines

June 16, 2013

What began as a protest against the ECB, German banks and the German government turned into a protest against police brutality