Browsing All posts tagged under »economics«

A time to try real democracy

June 27, 2020

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Covid-19 is being used by politicians the world over to try to hide the fact that the system they administer was responsible for the economic crisis now exacerbated by Covid-19. Time now to try a true democratic alternative?

The ‘new normal’ capitalism desires

June 14, 2020

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The "Great Reset Agenda for Capitalism" proposed by Klaus Schwab is another shrewd,half a loaf, bribe. Perhaps it is time to plan to take the bakery?

A key to a post-pandemic future

June 12, 2020

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The roots of the present lie in the past and it is essential that we havea clear idea of such roots if we are to understand where we are now — and why. Without such knowledge we can hardly plan clearly for the future.

Hiding behind a Covid-19 scapegoat

May 1, 2020

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Governments around the world were informed years ago of the danger of a pandemic of the kind we are now experiencing. The warnings came from the World Health Organisation and from a high level scientific panel the WHO established, but governments thought protective measures too expensive.

Tax, war & the Covid-19 future

April 22, 2020

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If, as governments and international in stitutions aroun d the world say, we are at war that is costing all economies dear, why is the historic means of funding such conflict — and financing the subsequent peace — not used? It seems to have been forgotten that wars and subsequent reconstruction were financed by taxing corporates and the rich.

‘Worst crisis’ is poverty, not Covid-19

April 19, 2020

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The "worst crisis since World War 2" is not the latest Corona virus. It is poverty and the attendant hunger and ill health in often crowded and squalid living conditions. These are the breeding grounds of diseases and epidemics that are all too often ignored by governments that serve the interests of the corporate world over the wellbeing of people. United action — solidarity — by the majority of citizens can — and should — change this appalling state of affairs.

A post Covid-19 future worth striving for

April 17, 2020

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Poverty is the biggest danger facing not just South Africa, but the world today. So it is perfectly understandable that poor people, oprdered to stay at home and socially distance, may see this as an invitation to starve, perhaps to death.

Post C-19: let’s not settle for normal

April 6, 2020

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Covid-19 and the response of authorities in proclaimed democratic states around the world has clearly illustrated that while all citizens are notionally equal, some are more equal than most others — while a tiny minority are very much more equal than the rest. While the media often concentrates on the fact that the likes of […]