When even economists don’t take seriously conventional economics, you know something’s wrong. Yet the press still treats them as experts.
Our contributor Down Under explains what’s really behind the protests that won’t go away in Australia, behind even the austerity.
The Guardian’s George Monbiot slams his Labour Party for rejecting a tax on land value and caving in to conservatives.
While billions of people in tropical countries suffer debilitating poverty, Singapore soars. How did they do it? Can other places do it, too?
Europeans work for justice. After activists put a basic income on the Swiss ballot, now Spanish activists sit in the European Parliament.
The problem with private banks in America is that the US government tends not to arrest bad bankers, since they pay off politicians.
Piketty uses data, however reliable, to show capitalism must worsen inequality. The solution is older than his numbers.
Friedrich Hayek, an early economist, is a hero to apologists for polluters and absentee owners but his analysis leads to compensation.
Making the chips for your computer takes toxic chemicals that must be controlled if worker health is to matter.
How’d you like it if your ancestors’ graves were trampled, if your most mystical sites were violated, if your spirit were not allowed to rest?
Millions of Roman Catholics are poor, millions of poor are Roman Catholic, so the Pope must say something. May he next say it precisely.
David Stockman, who was Ronald Reagan’s bright young Budget Director, knows the system inside and out and has had enough.
The ruling Communist Party is in trouble. Demonstrators burned two police cars. A protester and a policeman were seriously injured.
When state and local politicians of one state compete with those of another jurisdiction, they race to the bottom where taxpayers lose.