Dr. Gerald Epstein is Professor of Economics and founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among his many excellent works he and Juan Antonio Montecino calculated the […]
The Monsanto Papers are a treasure trove of internal documents slowly released since March 2017 as part of a US lawsuit by cancer victims against Monsanto over its ubiquitous herbicide, glyphosate. They tell a lot […]
This is a very important case, as it starts to erode the authority of arbitration tribunals, in this case in the EU. Apparently this could affect law suits with corporations outside of the EU. Interesting is […]
Diane speaks to openDemocracy about industrial strategy, universal basic infrastructure, moving beyond GDP, and how to build an economy that works for the 21st century.
Our taste for convenience begets more convenience, through a combination of the economics of scale and the power of habit. The easier it is to use Amazon, the more powerful Amazon becomes — and thus […]
Professor David Harvey, the world’s leading expert on Karl Marx, explains the continued importance of Marx’s analysis and how we can apply it to today’s economy and society.
Privatisation in Britain has ended ih high prices, poor service, and the infrastructure in tatters. Yet the Conservative Party still sees it as a great British success. Read here
The former British Prime Minister and devout neoliberal, Margaret Thatcher was in favour of mass privatisation but even she claimed that privatising the British Rail system was ‘a privatisation too far’, but this didn’t stop […]
While George Osborne is crowing about the success of austerity, Simon Wren-lewis examines the high costs of Osborne’s failed economic policy. Read here
The ex-chancellor rejoices as his target is finally hit, but austerity has taken a terrible toll Read here