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Banks got $114B from governments during recession
CBC News
Article
2012
CBC News
Canada's biggest banks accepted tens of billions in government funds during the recession, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Can Civilization Survive "Really Existing Capitalism"? An Interview With Noam Chomsky
Polychroniou,C.J.
Article
2014
Truthout
On the occasion of the release of his latest book, Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013, Noam Chomsky gave an exclusive and wide-ranging interview to C.J. Polychroniou.
Chicken Game: Eurocrisis, Again.
Washington vs. Berlin
Sciortino, Raffaele
Article
2012
Insurgent Notes
How does one take an autonomous position against the European policies of social butchery without falling into nationalist, anti-German nostalgia or into rhetoric against “Anglo-Saxon speculation”? Ho...
Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma
Smith, Richard
Article
2014
Truthout
So long as we live under capitalism, today, tomorrow, next year and every year thereafter, economic growth will always be the overriding priority till we barrel right off the cliff to collapse.
Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
Creative Destruction: The Madness of the Global Economy
Article
2008
Medialens
The current system of economics, particularly the latest stage of 'turbo-capitalism', known inoffensively as 'neoliberalism', is built upon painful boom-and-bust cycles fuelled by corporate greed and ...
'Creative Destruction' - The Madness of the Global Economy - Part 2
Article
2008
Medialens
The dominant system of economics is unstable, inimical to social justice and lethally damaging to the environmental support systems on which we all depend. A major failure in professional journalism h...
The Greeks Get It
Hedges, Chris
Article
2010
truthdig
Here's to the Greeks. They know what to do when corporations pillage and loot their country. They know what to do when Goldman Sachs and international bankers collude with their power elite to falsify...
Marxism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
A Marxist History of the World part 100: 1968-1975: the workers' revolt
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
As the crisis of capitalism spread around the world, the working class took centre stage – but the revolt did not result in successful revolution anywhere.
A Marxist History of the World part 105: The 2008 Crash: from bubble to black hole
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The financial crisis represents the end of an era in which greed and casino-madness had been given free rein by market deregulation and rising debt.
A Marxist History of the World part 106: The Second Great Depression
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Four years after the beginning of the crisis, the neoliberal elite is trapped by the contradictions of the system on which its wealth depends.
A Marxist History of the World part 61: The Long Depression, 1873-1896
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner writes about the The Long Depression – an unprecedented economic slump which started the countdown to the First World War.
A Marxist History of the World part 82: The Hungry Thirties
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Beginning with the Wall Street Crash in 1929, the world economy entered the Great Depression. The misguided policies that world leaders pursued ensured that millions of lives were torn apart.
No surrender in Greece
Davenellos, Antonis
Article
2010
SocialistWorker.org
A member of International Workers Left (DEA), reports from Athens on the May 20 general strike and workers' growing radicalization.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015
Resisting Neoliberalism
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Resisting neoliberalism: "free markets" and "free trade" are an ideological cover for what is actually a form of state capitalism in which working people subsidize and bail out corporations and the ri...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
The State as Protection Racket
Chapters in the History of Daylight Robbery
Wilkinson, T.P.
Article
2010
CounterPunch
The debate about the current global economic "crisis" is obscenely counterintuitive and illogical to the point of incoherence. Who is willing to 'follow the money"? This dictum appears utterly forgott...

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Killing the Host
How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael
Book
2015
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...


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