The 1%, c'est moi | Stumbling and Mumbling The world's richest 1% own over half the world's wealth and we rail against the bankers, but the typical Brit in that bracket isn't a billionaire (of which there are only 1645 but a "50-something in a house in north London". Reducing inequlity, Chris Dillow explains, "might mean reducing our own privilege, not others"
Why did Syriza choose the Independent Greeks as coalition partner? And how will the other Eurozone countries react to the new Government in Athens? Jacques Sapir explains Syriza has won and secured 149 seats in the Greek parliament. Alexis Tsipras, its charismatic leader, is the big winner of the elections this Sunday, January 25th. Many people […]
In the wake of Syriza’s success in Greece, all eyes are on whether something similar is possible in Spain, where local and general elections are due later this year. For that to happen, the upstart party Podemos that is leading in the polls needs to drop its opposition to building a radical left coalition too, argues Manel […]
By Vincente Navarro Dominant economic thinking, that is, neoliberalism, constantly uses lines of argument to create moods that make its proposals – always involving sacrifices by the masses – more tolerable and acceptable. These arguments are repeated in the mass media to the point they become the conventional wisdom. That is, the “platitudes” promoted by the […]
By François Delapierre* Amid this icy return to work, those who aspire to a thaw in the European climate, something [French Socialist President] Hollande has not achieved, have their eyes turned towards Greece, and their thoughts on Spain. The Greek people vote first on 25 January and the Spanish have their general elections in September 2015, and before […]
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