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Ellen Russell | European Union governments can now be bled dry in order to channel every possible euro towards meeting whatever deficit or debt targets financial markets demand. It's bad for them and for the world.
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Max Haiven | Feminism, finance, the future of #Occupy and the struggles to create and defend anti-capitalist spaces and communities of solidarity and autonomy.
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Ellen Russell | A bank bailout that by any other name would still stink. Canadian banks were not nationalized, nor did they receive direct equity injections from the government. But that is far from the whole story.
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Occupy Wall Street, Oct. 5, 2011. Photo: Sunset Parkerpix/flickr
Al Engler | From gross production to human well-being: We can prepare for an alternative to capitalism by mobilizing in communities and workplaces, and participating in political action for changes and reform.
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Duncan Cameron | Public credit for private profit makes no sense at all, unless the general interest is being well served. We know it isn't. Making banking a public utility is the way to turn the situation around.
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Murray Dobbin | Perhaps it's true that Canadians are slow to anger or pay attention to their own interests. But slow doesn't mean never -- a long period of Canadian drift into disinterested cynicism may be ending.
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Ellen Russell | In an interview, U.S. economist Rick Wolff says he has given up on tinkering with the American economy because the underlying problems are so deep. His observations will ring true to Canadians.
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Murray Dobbin | Khrushchev famously predicted that communism would bury capitalism. But instead that job is now in the hands of capitalists themselves -- in the hands of neo-liberal madmen.
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Ellen Russell | Banking does not have to bring the world to the brink of crisis. There are progressive alternatives to regulate banks better, but none will happen while repeated bank crises hold all of us hostage.
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Ellen Russell | One politically disempowering aspect of neoliberal capitalism is the mantra that we cannot resist economic forces. Wrong -- collective decision making can trump market forces in a crisis.
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Duncan Cameron | The non-recovery of the U.S. economy -- overall GDP is no greater than it was four years ago -- requires a government-led growth strategy to change, not the actions the U.S. government took.
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Ellen Russell | Every five years the Bank Act comes under review in Canada, and 2011 is the next scheduled review. You'd think in the wake of a financial crisis, there would be some important questions to ask.