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Argentina & The Emerging Market Crisis

February 28, 2014
James Henry: Facing a surging public deficit, Argentina has devalued its currency in response to the Fed’s tapering of quantitative easing and China’s slowed purchasing of imports

Why Is the 2006 Crisis Taking So Long To Resolve?

February 21, 2014
A two part series with Yilmaz Akyüz who says crisis management in the US and Europe is causing more problems that it is solving as two major policy shortcomings put excessive reliance on monetary policy in managing the 2008 financial crisis

Trillion Dollar Tax Havens

December 4, 2013
James Henry: Canadian companies use Barbados as a tax haven to reduce their taxes from 24 percent to 2.5 percent, leaving Barbados with revenue shortage

Economist: Record High Stock Prices Driven by Squeezing Workers’ Wages

December 2, 2013

Gerald Epstein: The media celebrates Dow 16,000, but the vast majority of stocks are owned by the top 1%

Venezuela Tightens State Control Over Its Economy

November 24, 2013

Gregory Wilpert: Venezuela Strengthens State Control Over Economy in Effort to Combat Inflation

Past is present in Latin America

November 20, 2013
James Henry: Daniel Ortega accumulating power, giving tax breaks to the rich instead of addressing inequality

Federal Reserve in Uncharted Territory

October 17, 2013

Global Economist, Yilmaz Akyuz, on the Crisis of Financial Crisis Management.

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Highlight Israel’s Desperate Need for Legitimacy In Face of Growing International Criticism

August 15, 2013

Shir Hever: Israel wants negotiations with the Palestinians to continue for the same reason it recruits students to serve as propaganda agents, it tries to restore its tainted image