Category Archives: The crisis and the economy

Leur dette, notre démocratie: synthèse

On 15 January 2012 an international conference, organised by ATTAC and Médiapart, took place in Paris on the subject of debt and the crisis of democracy. The following link will take you to a selection of highlights from the conference. … Continue reading

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Another great series of talks on the crisis

With the same interviewer as for the talks mentioned in the blog immediately below, Antoine Mercier seeks new approaches to the crisis from a range of leading intellectuals from disciplines such as sociology, history, philosophy, economics or the arts. Some … Continue reading

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Europe’s Debt Crisis Deepens by Richard D. Wolff

Over the weekend (17th/18th Dec), Fitch — the major rating company that, with its fellow majors, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, dominate the business of assessing the riskiness of debt instruments — took a highly publicized step. It downgraded the … Continue reading

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Richard Wolff on the Lehman’s collapse and the broader lessons to be drawn in the age of debt and austerity

Last week, federal court Judge James M Peck approved the final phase of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, which began with the investment bank’s collapse on 15 September 2008. That bankruptcy, the largest in US history, precipitated the credit markets’ disintegration … Continue reading

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Meeting between the Occupy movement and the dock workers? / Rencontre du mouvement Occupy et des dockers?

Le mouvement Occupy convoque ses partisans à une journée de mobilisation visant à fermer tous les ports du côte ouest des Etats-Unis.  Pour voir l’appel, cliquez ici. Et pour voir la vidéo (tres professionnel) qui annonce la mobilisation, voir ici. … Continue reading

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Harvard Students Join the Movement

Over the last 10 days, Harvard students twice stopped business as usual at this richest of all US private universities.  An Occupy Harvard encampment of tents followed a large march of many hundreds through the campus protesting Harvard’s complicity in … Continue reading

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Occupy France

On 11/11/11 the occupy movement that has swept the globe in recent weeks finally appeared to start in earnest in France. In a move mirroring their international counterparts, the Occupy France movement have set up encampments in Paris and in … Continue reading

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