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  1. The Age of Finance Capital -- and the Irrelevance of Mainstream Economics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Despite the fact that the manufacturers of ideas have elevated economics to the (contradictory) levels of both a science and a religion, a market theodicy, mainstream economics does not explain much when it comes to an understanding of real world developments. Indeed, as a neatly stylized discipline, economics has evolved into a corrupt, obfuscating and useless -- nay, harmful -- field of study.
  2. AIG shareholders sue government claiming their $182 bn bailout wasn't favorable enough
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
  3. Auditing the Greek Debt: Unity of Place, Time, and Action
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The recent debt currently being claimed presents features that make it irregular, illegitimate, illegal, unsustainable, and even odious. Allegedly Greek debts that were accumulated before 2010 were already to a large extent illegitimate and/or illegal.
  4. Banks got $114B from governments during recession
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Canada's biggest banks accepted tens of billions in government funds during the recession, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
  5. The Biggest Heist in Human History
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The only way stimulus can work is if its put where it’s needed. And we can now say with 100 percent certainty, that the Fed’s stimulus wasn’t put where it was needed which is why it hasn’t worked.
  6. Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
  7. The Foreclosure-to-Rental Screwjob
    Bernanke's Double-Whammy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The US government is preparing to bail out the banks once again.
  8. Greek Debt and the New Financial Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Describes how the Greek goverment is forced to extract income and wealth from its workers and small businesses resulting in a new form of financial imperialism that smaller states and economies, planning to join larger free trade zones and 'currency unions' should avoid at all cost.
  9. "Just Say No!" to the Robin Hood-in-Reverse Bailout
    And What to Do Instead

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The reverse Robin Hood deal to bail out the rich cannot be allowed to stand. It's time to take to the streets.
  10. Killing the Host
    How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 governments.
  11. A Marxist History of the World part 105: The 2008 Crash: from bubble to black hole
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The financial crisis represents the end of an era in which greed and casino-madness had been given free rein by market deregulation and rising debt.
  12. A Marxist History of the World part 106: The Second Great Depression
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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.
  13. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 2, 2014
    Climate Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2014
    This issue of Other Voices looks at why so many people deny or ignore the very real and very near threat of climate change. We also look into the ways on how NGOs tame and undermine grassroots movements. Other Voices also shares an article detailing how a $182 billion bail-out of tax-payer money was not enough for one bank. Finally, in this issue, we look into the horrors of American slavery and how it shaped the United States into the economic power it is today.
  14. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2015
    Greece and thd debt crisis

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Our spotlight this issue is on the debt crisis facing Greece. To understand the crisis, one has to look beyond the mainstream media to alternative sources of information. We've done that, with articles that set out to analyze the nature of the debt burden that has been imposed on the citizens of so many countries, not just Greece. Also: celebrating Grace Lee Bogg’s 100th birthday.
  15. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017
    April 1 issue

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critically - and enjoy.
  16. Resisting Neoliberalism
    Introduction to the April 9, 2015 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Neoliberalism is a fraud. The so-called free markets and free trade which it pretends to promote are in fact controlled by giant corporations, and massively subsidized by workers and ordinary citizens.
  17. Wall Street and the Greek Financial Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Michael Hudson and Bill Black zero in on some of the key elements of the crisis. They point out that it is not really 'Greece', let alone the Greek people, who have contracted this debt and who have been bailed out until now.
  18. We can't go on like this
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    The legitimacy of capitalism as a way of organising society has been undermined; its promises of prosperity, social mobility and democracy have lost credibility. But there has been no radical change. The system has repeatedly come under fire, but it has survived. What has happened? What can be done about it?

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