global economy

Digital Superpowers Poised To Increase Global Inequities Under the Label of E-Commerce

November 20, 2017

Public forum sheds light on dangers ahead for most countries by the push for comprehensive deregulation backed by big players at the forefront of new technologies like Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

IMF Worried that High Inequality Could Threaten Global Capitalism

October 27, 2017

All income growth of the past few years is going to the top 10 percent, without paying more in taxes. IMF says that higher taxation of the top earners would not impinge on economic growth, explains economist Michael Roberts

Wage Pressures, Falling Commodity Prices Spell Trouble for the Global Economy

January 15, 2016

With no recovery in the Eurozone and the whole of Eastern Europe in trouble, greater turmoil in Asian economies could bring the world economy to a critical moment, says economist Heiner Flassbeck

Too-Big-To-Fail Advantage Remains Intact For Big Banks

March 26, 2014

PERI Economist Gerald Epstein says U.S. banks won’t be able to endure another shock to the global economy, and expect to be bailed out when the next crisis hits

Inside the Secret Wall Street Society of the 1%

March 2, 2014

Kevin Roose talks about sneaking into a secret wall street society initiation and what he learned from the experience

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

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

Global Day of Action Targets “Toxic” Free Trade Agreements

December 4, 2013

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Trillion Dollar Tax Havens

September 4, 2013
James Henry: More action needed to stop corporations from skirting $200-300 billion per year in taxes.