economic crisis

Why Many Venezuelans Are Still Chavistas

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

May 15, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
The Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

The Origins of Venezuela’s Economic Crisis

April 2, 2019

Venezuela has become a popular argument against socialism amongst conservatives because of the deep economic crisis it is currently traversing. Defenders of the Bolivarian project, though, say that US sanctions and economic war are to blame for the crisis. Greg Wilpert presents an analysis that tries to take all the factors into account

Economic Crisis Can Trigger World War

February 12, 2019

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Vladimir Popov / IPS News. KUALA LUMPUR and BERLIN, Feb 12 2019 (IPS) – Economic recovery efforts since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis have mainly depended on unconventional monetary policies. As fears rise of yet another international financial crisis, there are growing concerns about the increased possibility of large-scale military…

The Roots of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

The Roots of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

December 28, 2018
Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert, in a joint analysis of the Venezuela situation
De-Regulation, De-Supervision, and De-Criminalization Set the Stage for the 2008 Financial Crisis

De-Regulation and De-Criminalization Set the Stage for the 2008 Financial Crisis

September 20, 2018
White collar criminologist Bill Black analyzes how the U.S. got into the 2008 financial crisis and what it means that we have not learnt the lessons from that crisis 10 years later, on the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse

Countries Alarmed Over Venezuelan Migration Forget History of Venezuela’s Acceptance of Migrants

August 28, 2018

As governments in Latin America hold emergency meetings to discuss how to curtail the influx of Venezuelans escaping their country’s economic crisis, they forget how Venezuela for the longest time took in economic refugees escaping other country’s crises

The Next Global Financial Crisis is Inevitable

July 22, 2018
It has been ten years since the last major financial crisis. With systemic deregulation undoing the safeguards, we are due for another crisis very one soon. Thomas Hanna, research director of the Democracy Collaborative’s Next System Project, says it is almost guaranteed