Auckland, Nieuw-Zeeland_Aleza van der Werrff_unplash
New Zealand is halving public transport prices to cushion the sharp rise in prices for gasoline and diesel. In addition, the government is cutting taxes on fuel and road tolls to protect the population from...
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...
global minimum tax rate: this picture shows a map of the world
EU Commission proposes directive to implement OECD agreement on global tax justice. Multinational corporations such as Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are to pay a minimum tax of 15 % in the future. A tax shifting...
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...
Gas Prices Spain Protugal: A yellow cable car runs through the City of Porto
Spain and Portugal are the first in Europe to cap gas prices and make electricity cheaper by law. Starting in May, prices per megawatt hour will be lowered from €90 to €50. This is the...
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...