Economy

Rising Expenses and Stagnant Incomes Squeezes Middle Class Everywhere

April 24, 2019

A new study by the OECD shows that particularly millennials and the US middle class is being squeezed by expenses that rise faster than their incomes, but the phenomenon is taking place in all developed countries

Modern Monetary Theory - A Debate Between Randall Wray and Gerald Epstein

Modern Monetary Theory - A Debate Between Randall Wray and Gerald Epstein

April 22, 2019
Randall Wray, one of the founders of the economic theory known as Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) lays out some of its main arguments. Paul Jay hosts
From Multilateralism to the Old Policy of Power

From Multilateralism to the Old Policy of Power

April 22, 2019

Responses like xenophobia, nationalism and populism are not going to resolve existential threats, says Roberto Savio, explaining why he thinks multilateralism needs to make a strong comeback

China Has Strategic Objectives In Going Global, Does Africa?

China Has Strategic Objectives In Going Global, Does Africa?

April 8, 2019

If Africa as a continent does not have strategic objectives of its own, the history of impediments to African economic development will be repeated in its engagement with China, says Ethiopia’s Alemayehu Geda

Is Global Recession Looming?

Is Global Recession Looming?

April 3, 2019

According to Heiner Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, there are many factors pointing to a convergence in a normal cyclical downturn, deepening recession in Europe, complicated by potential hard Brexit–With host Paul Jay

Trump's Fed Nominee Has "Far Out Ideas," But is Right About Keeping Rates Low

Trump’s Fed Nominee Has “Far Out Ideas,” But Progressive Criticism of the Fed is Important

March 31, 2019

Stephen Moore, Trump’s new nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, has some wacky ideas, but is correct about the need to keep interest rates low, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Re-Decentralizing the Internet: The Fight to Unlock a Future of Digital Freedom (Pt 2/2)

Digital Colonialism & Humanity’s Struggle for Digital Freedom

March 28, 2019
Digital freedom is within the reach of society says Michael Kwet in presenting his analysis of digital colonialism under the Western model of technology.