More than 80 millionaires urged governments around the world to tax the super rich more to help fund the economic and social recovery from the corona crisis. In an open letter, the group, calling themselves...
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,...
The total amount of private household spending is increasing year by year worldwide. However, this growth is extremely unevenly distributed. Here are the top (or worst?) ten countries when it comes to consumption growth distribution...
Barcelona aims to fill empty flats. The city recently wrote to 14 companies owning a total of 194 vacant apartments in Barcelona and warned them to rent them out. Otherwise, the city will take over...
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...
While the world is desperately trying to contain the Corona pandemic, philosopher Noam Chomsky identifies the problem that hangs over it: The dogma of neoliberalism being entirely improper to face the Corona crisis. Chomsky is...
In the US the COVID pandemic results in extreme contrasts. The acute economic crisis entails 32 million unemployed and at least 27.5 million without health insurance. At the same time, it is precisely the corona...
man fishing on the river - vidar-nordli-mathisen_unsplash
The world's largest nationwide attempt to reduce working hours has made international headlines – that’s how positive the results in Iceland were. The study showed: Reducing working hours while maintaining full pay makes workers happier,...
Globalised capitalist economies continue to rely on numbers and economic growth, although they reveal little about inequality and sustainable well-being. How people live is not only a question of chance, but strongly influenced by the...
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...