Columnists
In his former role as IMF Financial Economic Counsellor and Director, Olivier Blanchard holds a press conference in 2009. Photo: International Monetary Fund/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | A core belief of neoliberal capitalists is that government budgets must be balanced to prevent the accumulation of public debt. But is public debt necessarily bad?
Columnists
Dollars in a piggy bank. Photo: OTA Photos/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.
Columnists
Duncan Cameron | According to some, austerity is supposed to promote growth, but the IMF team shows the inequality increases that result from austerity feed back into slower growth.
Columnists
Duncan Cameron | In a slowing global economy, eyes turned to Shanghai where G20 finance ministers and central bankers sat down February 26-27 to assess the worsening outlook, and agree on what to do together.
Podcast
Canada in Africa
Redeye Collective | The Canadian government says its aid helps Africa to increase food security and stimulate economic growth. In his new book, Yves Engler argues that this is largely public relations spin.
News
Photo: flickr/Dennis Jarvis
Michael Hudson | As we watch the news of a last-minute deal, Michael Hudson reflects on what Greece might achieve and the Delphi Declaration.
Blog
Photo: IMF headquarters. Credit: @mjb/flickr
Louis-Philippe Rochon | The increasingly progressive nature of the International Monetary Fund's analysis represents a definite step forward in the worldwide trend toward rethinking economics.
News
Photo: Flickr/Daniella Hartmann
Tom Voloumanos | A clash between the Greek government and the European establishment is drawing nearer. How will Syriza resist?
Columnists
Murray Dobbin | In the last few weeks, news stories have emerged that suggest the West is beginning to devolve into a kind of new feudalism. Are we seeing the signs of a new feudal order?
Podcast
Redeye Collective | For the past five years, Greece has been subject to a harsh austerity program with devastating effects on the economy. In January, voters decisively rejected austerity in snap elections.
News
Photo: flickr/heipei
Bruce Campbell | With the democratic victory of Syriza, the eyes of the world have been drawn to the new Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, who is charged with negotiating a new deal.
Blog
Roger Annis | Ukraine Rada votes for harsh austerity budget with big hikes in military spending. IMF threatened financial cutoff by December 31 if the budget wasn't approved.