How, against the same neoliberal background, one tries to make different social policies in Europe …
Eurodad’s reaction to the IMF/WB spring meetings 2023
Reaction: IMF/WB Spring Meetings 2023 – So-called ‘reforms’ create greater dependence on private finance and increase debt burdens – Eurodad
Social enterprises can offer the long-term unemployed an exit from the vicious circle of inactivity, France is showing.
In 1971, Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano published the book Open Veins of Latin America, a chronicle of colonialism and imperialism in the region. The image of an open vein is literal, in veins of ore, minerals, among other natural resources, that are being extracted and exported out of Latin America and into the United States and Europe. An open vein also denotes bleeding, as in a body. In this case, a continent being bled dry.
More than fifty years later, rich countries acknowledge that development work has to change. The global South should have a greater voice over how economic support could improve their lives. But those in power are still overlooking the dominant economic system that has shaped development.
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World Health Day this year marks 75 years of WHO. WHO has presented a timeline for these years. You might think of different issues that could have been highlighted. The Lancet has published its version of a timeline for WHO 75 years
Americans have been hammered for decades with an economic message that amounts to this: When wealthy people like me gain even more wealth through tax cuts, deregulation, and policies that keep wages low, that leads to economic growth and benefits for everyone else in the economy. And equally, that investing in you, raising your wages, forgiving your debt, or helping your family would be bad—for you! This is the trickle-down way of thinking about economic cause and effect, and there can be no doubt that it has substantially contributed to the greatest upward transfer of wealth in the history of the world.
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