Poor people hounded for hospital bills Washington Post
Venezuela Retains Political Control After New US Coercive Measures Venezuelanalysis
Im/migrants and refugees
As a college professor, I often assign novelist and activist Carlos Bulosan’s writings in my classes. To my dismay, I often find that my students have never heard of Bulosan or his writings, which center the Filipino/a immigrant experience in the United States.
Jammu and Kashmir
HK’s future lies with China, not the West: Martin Jacques People’s Daily
Marx’s notebooks and the origins of Marxist ecology Climate & Capitalism
Marx wrote that the “union of agriculture and industry” under capitalism led to greater urbanization which concentrated “the historical motive power of society” but, at the same time, “disturbs the metabolic interaction between man and the earth. … Capitalist production therefore only develops the techniques and the degree of combination of the social process of production by simultaneously undermining the original sources of all wealth – the soil and the worker.”
Recessions, monetary easing and fiscal stimulus Michael Roberts
What drives capitalist economies and capital accumulation are changes in profits and profitability … Economic growth in a capitalist economy is driven not by consumption but by business investment. That is the swing factor causing booms and slumps in capitalist economies. And business investment is driven mainly by one thing: profits or profitability – not interest rates, not confidence and not consumer demand. It is this simple, obvious and empirically confirmed explanation of regular and recurring booms and slumps that is ignored or denied by the mainstream (including Keynesian) and heterodox post-Keynesian economics.
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