Slaughterhouse workers by Jai79 on pixabay
Germany's meat industry pursued a very successful wage dumping strategy. An almost "mafia-like" system of labour procurement was based on cheap labour from Eastern Europe. Contract workers, temporary workers, migrant workers were placed for profit...
Four Day Working Week - Foto: Glasgow Scotland / Artur Kraft on unsplash
A four-day week is to be trialled in Scotland - with no loss of pay for workers. A report published in early September makes suggestions on how shorter working hours could be implemented for Scots,...
French economist Thomas Piketty calls for all citizens to receive 120,000 euros for their 25th birthday. This "start-up money" would open up many opportunities for young people, such as buying a home or starting their...
Chile
Chile votes overwhelmingly in favor of a change of political course in parliamentary elections. Most of the votes went to left-wing and independent forces, giving them a surprisingly clear-cut victory. Centrist parties were voted out...
Janet Yellen wants to end global tax competition with a global minimum tax
What may seem impossible to employees is common practice for multinationals: they shift their profits around the world until they no longer have to pay taxes on them. A global minimum tax on corporate profits...
Denmark has been led by Social Democrats since 2019. In 2020, the Danish government has been able to pay their citizens a corona aid of 1570$ each and priorized homless people during the vaccination process....
iran-us-war-oil
In 1906, Iran was one of the first states in the Middle East to officially to become a democracy. However, in order to secure cheap oil from the country, the US and Britain overthrew progressive...
Spain will become the first country in the world to launch a pilot 4-day workweek at nation-state level, The Guardian reports. The government of Socialist Pedro Sánchez has accepted a proposal from the leftist Más...
covid vaccine companies profit patent
A lot of tax money goes into researching covid vaccines, but the profits are only cashed in by the pharma industry. For the sake of profit, pharmaceutical companies keep their patents under wraps, which prevents...
Amartya Sen biography
Amartya Sen's biography is shaped by his early experiences with hunger and racial violence. In October he was honored with the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. The economist has dedicated his work to...