In this exclusive for Democracy at Work, Paul Sliker and Dante Dallavalle talk with Michael Hudson, one of the world’s six economists who accurately predicted the 2007-2008 financial crisis.
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The failure to imagine alternatives to neoliberalism’s coda of self-interest, individualism, private ownership, unmanaged markets and exorbitant privilege given to finance is odd, because successful beacons of different approaches already exist and are emerging everywhere.Read more
A rational society would not permit the amount of money one has to spend for housing to be the criterion for access to housing. The fight against gentrification as rents soar in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles shows us why affordable housing should be provided for all.Read more
The crazy greed of business enterprises to earn profit has turned the human species from Homo sapiens to the slavery status of Homo employees, whose lives mean nothing more than a bare survival.Read more
"A sovereign currency issuer like the UK Government (or the US Government) has no physical limits on how much money it can create and spend. This is by definition and not a matter of opinion."
Patricia Pino explains how the UK general election exposed the ignorance of politicians and the general public around the subject of macro-economics.Read more
Our friends at Sustainable Human recently created a short video featuring Professor Wolff, where he compares capitalism to feudalism and slavery, and explains how a more democratic economic system is possible.Read more
What most of us have long believed about how the economy works is based on a set of fundamental myths, supported by a series of inappropriate and misleading metaphors, from which it is difficult to escape. The emotional investment we have made in these myths has allowed for levels of unemployment, underemployment, inequality and relative poverty which would have seemed incredible a generation ago.Read more
Instead of constantly focusing on the symptom, i.e. Trump and his cabal, we need to ask ourselves as philosopher Henry Giroux does, “What kind of society produces Donald Trump?” or more specifically, ‘What kind of person embraces this kind of budget?’Read more
The largest study comparing worker cooperatives to normal companies shows that cooperatives are more productive.Read more