Global Economy

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The ABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know
Magdoff, Fred; Yates, Michael D.
Book
2009
Rich, powerful people created the economic crisis of 2008-09, while hundreds of millions of working people suffer the consequences -- lost homes, lost jobs, rising insecurity, and falling living stand...
Another world is possible: New Internationalist January/February 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
Takes a look at the current global system and possible ways to change it for the better.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
The Crisis Beneath the Bailout: Against The Current vol. 137
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2008
In early September, 2008 the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy in August had lost another 84,000 jobs. This was followed on October 2 with an announcement that officially recorded Sep...
Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance: A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis
Book
1985
Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada an...
The End of Food: The coming Crisis in the World Food Industry
Roberts, Paul
Book
Paul Robert's in his book The End of Food scrutinizes the food industry, documenting our eating patterns, the global economy which supports it and the ethics behind it. He maintains that the quanttit...
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Book
2006
A readable account of the development of the science of global warming, alongside shocking vignettes that demonstrate the rapidly altering effects climate change is having on our world.
Forging the Capital Security State: Book Review of Panitch and Gindin's "The Making of Global Capitalism"
Ruff, Allen
Article
2013
"The Making of Global Capitalism" recounts how the United States came to rule and continues as the primary architect, coordinator and essential guarantor of the present empire of capital.
Imperialism and Global Political Economy
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2009
Callinicos critically assesses the classical theories of imperialism developed in the era of the First World War by Marxists such as Lenin, Luxemburg, and Bukharin and by the Liberal economist J.A. Ho...
J is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in an Age of Deception
Hudsun, Michael
Book
2017
Michael Hudson's new book covers contemporary terms that are misleading or poorly understood as well as many important concepts that have been abandoned -- many on purpose -- from the long history of ...
Junk Economics and the Parasites of Global Finance
Hudson, Michael; Ritchie, Justin
Article
2016
Justin Ritchie intervieww Michael Hudson about economics and global finance.
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael
Book
2015
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...
Lessons of an Ambiguous Struggle: Against The Current vol. 88
Mel Rothenberg
Article
2000
The conflict around Congress' granting China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) signals the opening of important new terrain of political struggle. With the background of the two major mass demon...
A Marxist History of the World: Making the future
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Historian Neil Faulkner concludes A Marxist History of the World by looking at what that history can tell us about the possibility for radical social change.
A Marxist History of the World part 106: The Second Great Depression
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Four years after the beginning of the crisis, the neoliberal elite is trapped by the contradictions of the system on which its wealth depends.
The New Imperialism
Harvey, David
Book
2005
Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism
Hudson, Michael
Article
2015
Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
Coll, Steve
Book
2012
The first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobil, Private Empire is the masterful result of Coll’s indefatigable reporting. A penetrating, newsbreaking study, Private Empire is a defining portrait of ...
Silent Surrender: The multinational corporation in Canada
Levitt, Karl
Book
1970
Levitt examines the historical background of foreign investment in Canada, its acceleration since the Second World War, and the nature of the intrusion into a sovereign state of the multinational corp...
Social Determinants of Health
Marmot, Michael; Wilkinson, Richard (eds.)
Book
A wide ranging collection providing health records from around the world
Socialist Register 1992: Volume 28: New World Order?
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
Sustainability Searching for solutions: New Internationalist November 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
A look at the issues and facts regarding sustainability around the world.
Towards a Canadian Economy
Goudzwaard, Bob; de Lange, Harry
Book
1986

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Canadian Institute of International Affairs
The CIIA provides a national, non-partisan forum for the analysis, discussion and debate of international issues focussing on the implications for Canadian interests. Activities include the National F...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today * Increases the influence of...

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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
African Union
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking. * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today. * Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 185 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic...
International Telecommunication Union
ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues, and the global focal point for governments and the private sector in developing networks and services. For nearly 145 years, ITU has coo...
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to: * Support sustainable economic growth * Boost employment * Raise living standards * Maintain financ...

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Migrants' billions put aid in the shade
Provost, Claire
2013
Money transfers from workers abroad to family back home have tripled in a decade and are three times larger than global aid budgets.