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Η κρυφή γοητεία της Λιτότητας

Αν η Λιτότητα είναι μια ιδέα τόσο κακή όσο λέω ότι είναι, κι η εφαρμογή της συρρικνώνει την οικονομική δραστηριότητα ακόμα και των ισχυρών, τότε γιατί είναι τόσο δημοφιλής μεταξύ των κραταιών της γης; Κατά τη δεκαετία του 1840, ο Τόμας Πηλ αποφάσισε να μεταναστεύσει από την Αγγλία στον Κύκνειο Ποταμό της Δυτικής Αυστραλίας. Ευκατάστατος […]

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Austerity’s hidden purpose – Project Syndicate/Katmandu Post

Back in the 1830s, Thomas Peel decided to migrate from England to the Swan River in Western Australia. A man of means, Peel took along, besides his family, ‘300 persons of the working class, men, women, and children,’ as well as ‘means of subsistence and production to the amount of £50,000.’ But soon after arrival, […]

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The Eternal Marx: Reviewing Shlomo Avineri’s KARL MARX: PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

Shlomo Avineri’s recent biography demolishes the charge that Karl Marx was a self-hating anti-Semite. And by dragging Marx, kicking and screaming, back into the Rhinish Jewish community that shaped him, Avineri yields new insights pertinent to today’s global challenges. Shlomo Avineri, Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution, Yale University Press, 2019. The problem with egotists is that […]

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Football Takes Capitalism Out of Bounds – Project Syndicate

Europe has discovered its moral Rubicon, the frontier beyond which commodification becomes intolerable. The line in the sand that Europeans refuse to cross, come what may, has just been drawn. We bowed to bankers who almost blew up capitalism, bailing them out at the expense of our weakest citizens. We turned a blind eye to […]

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Ποδόσφαιρο – Καπιταλισμός 1Χ2

Την περασμένη εβδομάδα, η Ευρώπη ανακάλυψε τα όρια της ανοχής της. Την ηθική της ραχοκοκκαλιά. Το σύνορο πέραν του οποίου θεωρεί ανυπόφορη την περαιτέρω εμπορευματοποίηση των αξιών. Την λεπτή κόκκινη γραμμή που οι Ευρωπαίοι αρνούνται να περάσουν, ό,τι και να τους τάξουν. Μπορεί να σκύψαμε το κεφάλι στους τραπεζίτες που τίναξαν στον αέρα τις οικονομίες […]

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A Covid-19 counterfactual for Europe – Project Syndicate

Imagine that the coronavirus pandemic, rather than undermining confidence in the European Union, had strengthened it. Imagine that Covid-19 had persuaded EU leaders to overcome years of acrimony and fragmentation. Imagine that it had catalysed the emergence this year of a stronger, more integrated bloc to which the world looked for global leadership. Imagine. It […]

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The Goldilocks Stimulus Myth – Project Syndicate, The Kathmandu Post

Both supporters and critics of US President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan assume that there is a dollar amount that is just right. In fact, no such figure exists: every possible stimulus size is simultaneously too little and too big. ATHENS – US President Joe Biden, facing the great challenge of stimulating his country’s […]

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Η Αλήθεια Μετά τον Τραμπ – από την στήλη μου στο 24 | 7

Οι αντίπαλοι του Ντόναλντ Τραμπ τον αποκαλούν ψεύτη. Το πρόβλημα όμως είναι ότι ο Τραμπ είναι κάτι πολύ χειρότερο από ψεύτης. Ο Νίξον έλεγε ψέματα για να θάψει αλήθειες, το ίδιο κι ο Κλίντον και πολλοί άλλοι. Όχι, το πρόβλημα με τον Τραμπ είναι ότι μέσα σ’ ένα χείμαρρο ψεύδους που έβγαινε από το στόμα του που […]

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The COVID Class War – THE IRISH EXAMINER & Project Syndicate

“Strengthening the solidarity of Europe’s oligarchs is not a good strategy for empowering Europe’s majority. Quite the contrary. Any “recovery” based on such a formula will short-change almost all Europeans and push the majority into deeper despair.” ATHENS – The euro crisis that erupted a decade ago has long been portrayed as a clash between […]

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A Chronicle of a Lost Decade Foretold – FilmsForAction & Project Syndicate

ATHENS – To exorcise my worst fears about the coming decade, I chose to write a bleak chronicle of it. If, by December 2030, developments have invalidated it, I hope such dreary prognoses will have played a part by spurring us to appropriate action. Before our pandemic-induced lockdowns, politics seemed to be a game. Political […]

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Climate change is capitalism’s Waterloo – IRISH EXAMINER

Steven Mnuchin’s snide remark about teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos outraged liberal commentators. US treasury secretary Mnuchin, responding to Thunberg’s call for an immediate exit from fossil fuel investments, said that she should go to college “to study economics” before “she can come back and explain […]

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Brexit: A rational choice for the wrong reasons? – Financial News & Project Syndicate

The motives and thinking behind Brexit were even less worthy than those behind US President Richard Nixon’s move in 1971 to ditch the Bretton Woods system. But, as with the “Nixon shock,” there is a singular underlying historical factor that explains Brexit. ATHENS – At pivotal historical moments, rational political ruptures often are brought about […]

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Imagining a world without capitalism – Financial News

Anti-capitalists had a miserable year. But so did capitalism. While the defeat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party in the UK this month threatened the radical left’s momentum, particularly in the US, where the presidential primaries loom, capitalism found itself under fire from some unexpected quarters. Billionaires, CEOs, and even the financial press have joined intellectuals […]

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Time for ECB bonds! (Yes , things are this bad) – Project Syndicate op-ed

ATHENS – During his tenure as President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi forged a variety of weapons that he deployed to shield the eurozone from menacing deflationary forces. Without them, the euro would have been history. However, the deflationary specter haunting Europe was never truly defeated and is now back with considerable vengeance. In the […]

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Boris is doing a troika, not a Varoufakis – IRISH EXAMINER

ATHENS – Ever since Boris Johnson moved into 10 Downing Street vowing to re-negotiate the United Kingdom’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, the conventional wisdom among many Brexit opponents has been that the UK’s new prime minister is “doing a Varoufakis” and will be crushed in similar fashion. The BBC’s Katya Adler reported from […]