quantitative easing

UK Interest Rate ​Hike​ Ignores Equitable Policy Options

November 4, 2017

In order to slow inflation, the Bank of England is raising interest rates for the first time in a decade–but this move ignores policy options that could potentially ease high levels of inequality in the UK, explains Positive Money’s Ed Smythe

What Will Cutting ‘Quantitative Easing’ Mean for Europe?

November 1, 2017

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it will reduce its cash injection program, known as quantitative easing, by half. Economist Heiner Flassbeck discusses the consequences this will have for Europe’s struggling economy

Can Clinton Be Trusted to Regulate the Industry That Made Her Wealthy?

January 21, 2016

Former regulator Bill Black and Public Banking Institute founder Ellen Brown say Hillary’s track record gives no indication that she will fulfill any promise in her 2016 campaign to implement regulations on Wall Street

Gaddafi and Libya

March 20, 2014
Vijay Prashad: Libyan politics characterized by instability and the lack of commitment to bolster civil society and protect minority rights

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

Yellen’s Tapering of Quantitative Easing Disruptive at Home and Abroad

February 14, 2014

Janet Yellen’s first congressional testimony affirms that the Fed will continue to implement policies harmful to emerging markets, and will not address structural causes of inequality in the US

Tapering of Quantitative Easing Is Throwing Emerging Markets into Chaos – And Big Banks Are Getting Richer

February 4, 2014

Despite no real economic recovery, the Fed is winding down quantitative easing, throwing developing countries’ economies into chaos

Why is China’s Economy Slowing Down?

January 29, 2014

Minqi Li: State funded expansion of infrastructure projects is creating over capacity as wages and domestic consumer demand remains low