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NOPE, BUT IT WOULD EMPOWER THE POLITICAL CLASS, WHICH IS ITS REAL PURPOSE. Piketty’s Tax Hikes Won’t Help the Middle Class. I am not disputing that something unhappy is going on in the global economy. Nor am I disputing that this unhappiness is unequally distributed. But the proportion of this unhappiness due to income inequality [...]

Bankers Tell Xi Jinping: Chinese Politics Put Hong Kong’s Economy At Risk

Hong Kong bankers have a reputation for being apathetic. But 46-year-old fund manager Edward Chin wants to buck that mold.

Airbnb’s New York bait-and-switch

The popular sharing economy pioneer responds to political pressure by purging its listings

Leftist writer discovers major social injustice: new law grads get paid way too much

Matt Breunig’s auto-bio at his blog: I write about politics, the economy, and political theory, primarily with a focus on the set of interlocking issues that affect poor and working people. My writing is informed by a leftist political perspective that draws upon a diverse set of historical and contemporary leftist intellectuals. In particular, the […]

US Vice President Biden Arrives In Ukraine

(Credit: jstreetdotorg) A senior administration official told reporters travelling with Biden that the vice president would be discussing security, politics, economy and energy issues with the Ukrainian leaders.

7 Important Investing Tips You Need to Follow

The world of investment is a constantly changing entity, one that continues to evolve according to global economy shifts, political... The post 7 Important Investing Tips You Need to Follow appeared first on Lifehack.

Why immigration reform matters now: A college student explains

Editor’s note: This is a guest contribution by Raunaq Singh, a freshman at NYU, studying political economy. Earlier this month, we learned that high-skilled visas for those hoping to immigrate to the US had evaporated in one workweek. And yet it seems that interest in immigration reform is dying. It’s incredible that in a time where an issue...

C. Wright Mills Understood Why We’re So Lame

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

In the 1950s, as the United States transitioned from a factory- to an office-based economy, the sociologist perceived that “if you wanted to find out what was wrong with American society and politics, you had to look to the white-collar...Show More Summary

The Saturday Ticker: Business Politics, Morning Baseball, Jazzy Weather

FBN’s Maria Bartiromo will interview New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday on “Opening Bell” at 9amET. Bartiromo will talk with de Blasio about his outlook on the economy, universal Pre-Kindergarten and his future plans for New York...Show More Summary

Sanctions Hurting Russian Economy

Russia’s stock market has witnessed a recent 20% value decline, and now Visa and MasterCard have cancelled business with some Russian banks as Washington’s sanctions are beginning to hurt the Russian economy, yet Russian political leader strongman, Vladimir Putin, shows little sign of backing down from troops amassed and poised to possibly invade the greater Ukraine. In […]

Green growth is fake, accomplished by sending pollution elsewhere

Why green growth won’t transform the economy | openDemocracy: "Unfortunately, green growth is a myth, or at least an inadequate response to the challenges that lie ahead. Because it ignores the social, political and personal dimensions...Show More Summary

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

'CO-AUTHORED BY ' Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our time. It pummels our communities with extreme weather, endangers our health, and undermines our economy with costly damages. Americans have said in poll after...Show More Summary

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Biofuels; Regulations; and, Climate- Wednesday

Farm Bill David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “After the buckets of political blood spilled over food stamps this past year, the Congressional Budget Office has quietly lowered its cost estimate for the nutrition program by $24 billion over the next decade. “The ‘technical’ adjustment is tucked into a report issued Monday and reflects revisions in how […]

The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Michael J. Trebilcock (Toronto), Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions (Oxford University Press 2014): Whenever governments change policies—tax, expenditure, or regulatory policies, among others—there will typically be losers: people or groups who relied upon and invested in physical, financial, or human capital predicated on, or even deliberately...

Teen On Hunger Strike After Mom Forced Into Van By ICE Agents

Teen on hunger strike: “My mom [was] handcuffed, pushed into van” by 10 I.C.E. officers (via The Political Carnival) Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Melissa Harris Perry interviewed hunger strike activist Cynthia Diaz, 18, who spoke out on the detention of undocumented immigrants, one of whom is her […]

Everything you need to know about the Venezuelan protests

What are the protests about?A broken economy, crime, shortages of basic goods, and political repression. When the populist President Hugo Chávez died last year, he left Venezuela's economy and civil society in shambles. Chávez's handpicked...Show More Summary

There is No Place in the European Union for This Turkey

HAMBURG - For 10 years, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan built his reputation as a moderate, successful, even exemplary levelheaded Islamist democrat. During his leadership the economy flourished, domestic political stability settled in after a period of shaky coalitions, and the army was put on a leash. Show More Summary

The Paul Craig Roberts Dilemma: World War Or The End Of The Dollar

Submitted by Paul Craig Roberts via The Institute for Political Economy, Is the US or the World Coming to an End?It will be one or the other 2014 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for the United States. Two pressures are building on the US dollar. Show More Summary

Thailand’s Political Unrest to Dampen Songkran Holiday Spending

Continued political unrest may rob Thailand’s economy of the usual boon provided by the Songkran New Year holiday this year, the country's tourism board says.

Dividends: The Tractionless Economy

By Ironman at Political Calculations: If you wanted one word to describe the U.S. economy in the first quarter of 2014, the word "tractionless" comes immediately to mind. The latest real evidence for that assessment comes not from the latest jobs report, which many found disappointing but instead from the U.S. Show More Summary

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