Lynn Fries

Vijay Prashad on Trade Rules & Corporate Driven Globalization

August 25, 2013
A four part series with Vijay Prashad who discusses how concentrated economic power, jobless growth and ecological disaster are the result of a rules based global trading system framed by US led advanced country trade representatives and the powerful multinational corporations they back

The Creditor/Debtor Paradox: Heiner Flassbeck Comments On The German Experience

June 30, 2013
In this two part series, former German finance minister, Heiner Flassbeck, discusses the unbearable debt imposed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles after WWI, the subsequent debt forgiveness & restructuring of Germany’s external debt after WWII and Germany’s position today as a European creditor nation

The Fed and The Crisis: A Commentary by Jane D’Arista

September 12, 2012
The US Federal Reserve system was created in 1913 and in 2013 turns 100. Jane D’ Arista, author of ‘The Evolution of U.S. Finance’ comments on the US Fed into the present and the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.