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The Real Purpose of Austerity

Even if everyone agreed that printing another trillion dollars to finance a basic income for the poor would boost neither inflation nor interest rates, the rich and powerful would still oppose it. After all, their most important interest is not to conserve economic potential, but to preserve the power of the few to compel the many.

Yanis Varoufakis ·

The Arts and Culture of a Just Transition

A just transition means moving towards a regenerative economy, characterized by explicit anti-racist, anti-poverty, feminist, intersectional approaches to living.

Sepideah Mohsenian-Rahman ·

On Vaccine Patents, A Light Out of the Darkness

Demonstrators weren't just protesting vaccine patents. They were defying a neoliberal order that uses the luminous products of human intelligence for private exploitation.

Richard Eskow ·

What's Missing From Biden’s Climate Agenda?

A fair-shares approach to global climate justice could help save the "net zero 2050" strategy.

Tom Athanasiou ·

Why the Pentagon Budget Keeps Rising

Joe Biden's first 100 days were a Pentagon prize.

Mandy Smithberger ·

CEO Pay Skyrocketed at Corporations While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic

More than half of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.

Sarah Anderson ·

Trudeau Should Join Biden in Breaking Free of the Suffocating Effects of 'Trickle-Down' Economics

When nations co-operate, corporations have a hard time playing us off against each other in pushing for ever-lower taxes.

Linda McQuaig ·

$152 Trillion. That's How Much Wealthy Countries 'Drained' From the Global South Since 1960

"Poor countries are developing rich countries, not the other way around."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·

'An SOS Has Sounded in Colombia': Rights Groups Blast Deadly Repression of National Strike

"The people of Colombia are being executed at the altar of austerity by a government that has lost its legitimacy in their eyes," said Progressive International. 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·