heiner flassbeck

Obama on Globalization: A Success Story

August 7, 2018

Barack Obama’s Nelson Mandela speech praised globalization and market-based solutions for their role in lifting one billion people out of poverty. But is this true? For example, half of this poverty reduction is traceable to China’s economic growth. And inequality has only grown, as Obama even admits. Paul Jay and Heiner Flassbeck take apart Obama’s…

Deep Depression in Italy Gave Germany an Absolute Advantage

August 4, 2016

Economist Heiner Flassbeck says there’s no debt crisis in Europe, it is Germany’s absolute competitive advantages that drove deflation throughout Europe

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

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

Micromanaging the Syrian Revolution

March 8, 2013
Omar Dahi: US increases aid to select opposition groups to determine winner of civil war

Reining in Finance and the Struggle Over UN Agency's Mandate

September 23, 2012
Pt 2. Heiner Flassbeck [Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development]: Governments must  intervene with policy that pushes wages up in line with productivity or global recession will deepen