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Global Financial Crisis

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Soaring capital flows, a debt-based consumer culture and unbalanced trade between countries all contributed to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The question now is whether governments follow a 'business as usual' model based on self-interest and inequality, or one that promotes equitable development based on moral and social principles.

Latest Articles

The Swinging of the Pendulum: The Global Crisis and Beyond

The real challenge posed by the current economic crisis is to chart a new course towards higher systemic levels of global cooperation to create lasting social and economic stability, fairness, justice and environmental sustainability, argues Barry K. Gills.

Nobel Economists Offer First Aid for the Global Economy

Five winners of the Nobel Prize for economics, including Joseph Stiglitz and Edmund S. Phelps, share their views on why a radical change in the global financial system is needed in order to overcome the current crisis. By Spiegel.

The New Trough

The Wall Street bailout looks a lot like Iraq, a "free-fraud zone"  with no bid contracts, paltry oversight and a conveyor belt of taxpayers money to private business. This 'economic Green Zone' allows Wall Street to profit from a market meltdown that they created, argues Naomi Klein.

Spotlight on Keynesian Solutions to the Financial Crisis

Deep structural causes based on free market principles and an addiction to economic growth underpin the global economic crisis. How do we explain these causes - and does the renewed fixation with the policies of John Maynard Keynes offer an adequate solution?

Joseph Stiglitz: Crisis Points to Need for New Global Currency

The end of neoliberal economic philosophy following the global financial crisis spells the need for a new international financial framework based on a new global reserve currency. Joseph Stiglitz interviewed in New York by Kiyoshi Okonogi.

Paradigm Reclaimed: A Finance System that's Fit for Purpose

The crisis-ridden financial system has long failed to do the basic job required – to underpin our fundamental operating systems. It is time to use finance to support the natural economy of family, community, society and the earth's biosphere, argues Stephen Spratt.

Financial Regime Change?

Neoliberal economic theory disregards contrarian evidence to its way of seeing the world, but the current crisis may be severe enough to awaken economists from the ‘deep slumber of a decided opinion,’ says Robert Wade.

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