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Swedish unions propose profit cap on welfare business

January 17, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL) The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) has proposed a new type of company that would limit profits made in the tax-funded welfare sector, in a move that goes against the line of their traditional political ally, the opposition Social Democrat Party. Working for the public good and limiting how much profit […]

France as Europe’s next timebomb? Not with Hollande in charge

December 28, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) The Economist’s recent warnings about my country ignore the opportunity President Hollande has to effect reform This week’s issue of the Economist is not lamenting the decline of the French bakery. With a bunch of baguettes strapped to dynamite on its cover, the British magazine is in fact warning that France […]

Ireland unveils another austerity budget

December 18, 2012

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Another austerity budget for Ireland. Dublin announces billions of euros in fresh spending cuts today as the pain of austerity continues.     Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the eurozone financial crisis. Today we’re focusing on Ireland, where another tough budget will be unveiled this afternoon. The Dublin government is expected […]

“The sad hue of the crisis”, by Vicente Verdú

November 22, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Spain, once buoyant, is sinking without even understanding what could have gone so wrong. Society is beginning to wilt in despair, but the fear is that this is only the beginning. Vicente Verdú.- Crisis is not the same as desolation. Crisis is not the same as demolition. Crisis is not the same […]

“The American Dream Has Become a Myth”, by J. Stiglitz

October 16, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN SPIEGEL) The finance industry is to blame for the growing divide between the rich and poor in the United States, says Nobel Prize-winning economics professor Joseph Stiglitz. In an interview* with SPIEGEL, he accuses the industry of preying on the poor and buying government policies that help them get richer. At Columbia University, […]

“Socialism has failed. Now capitalism is bankrupt. So what comes next?”, by Eric Hobsbawm.

October 1, 2012

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In tribute to one of the most critical voices of the twentieth century, the british historian Eric Hobsbawm, on the day of his death The Nepo Project recovers an opinion piece published in THE GUARDIAN two years ago. ” Whatever ideological logo we adopt, the shift from free market to public action needs to be […]

The spanish hunger strike against banking rescue reaches 69 days

September 5, 2012

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(By NEPO) The president of the association of unemployed Adesorg, Luis Fernandez, is up 69 days on indefinite hunger strike in front of the spanish House of Representatives to protest the government’s decision to rescue banking. The initiative, which started last June 25, has the support and participation of Unicaes, an organization of small entrepreneurs. “Who […]