public spending

Study: Military Spending Ineffective for Creating Jobs

September 29, 2017

The study by economist Heidi Garrett-Peltier finds that federal spending on domestic programs, such as healthcare, education and clean energy, creates far more American jobs than military spending

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

Crisis in the Eurozone

July 3, 2013
President Silva’s austerity policies made Portugal a darling of the troika, but highly unpopular at home

Taxing Corporate Profits will Force Investment

May 6, 2013
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: We’re in worse shape now than in 2008 because at least then there was hope governments would face up to the situation

Democrat’s Vision for Economy is GOP-Lite

May 1, 2013

Jeff Faux: Obama attitude towards debt and austerity policies accepts the same underlying assumptions as the Republicans

Racism in Israel

March 31, 2013
Incidents of discrimination have doubled each year since 2008 and increasingly perpetrated by youth

TRNN Replay: African Refugees in Israel

March 31, 2013
Incidents of discrimination have doubled each year since 2008 and increasingly perpetrated by youth

Privatizing Europe

March 21, 2013
Nick Buxton: A massive European fire sale is one way finance is using the crisis to entrench neo-liberalism

Will a Grand Bargain or Betrayal be Obama’s Legacy

March 14, 2013

Bill Black: Slate magazine says that President Obama wants a Grand Bargain on budget cuts he can call his legacy – but it will be a Grand Betrayal that makes the recession worse

Venezuela Announces the Death of Hugo Chavez

March 5, 2013

Venezuela’s Vice President Maduro tells the nation he is resolved to carry on the work of Chavez