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Globalization Marches On

Current speculation about a global shift in power away from the US is misleading. As economic globalisation continues, multinational corporations and financial institutions remain the “principal architects” of government policy around the world, says Noam Chomsky.

How Bad Biology Killed the Economy

Evolutionary theory has been used by free market fundamentalists to glorify competitiveness as central to human survival. But biologists also point out that we are group animals: intensely social, interested in fairness and highly cooperative, argues Frans de Waal.

Rock Steady: Moving Toward a Steady-State Economy

Those advocating for a ‘steady state’ economic model are vastly outnumbered in mainstream policy circles. Yet there are signs that scepticism about the single-minded pursuit of economic growth may finally be catching on, reveals Susan Arterian Chang.

Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours

Of all the crises that afflict today's world, the growing democratic deficit may be the most severe. Only through dismantling the market fundamentalism that drives public decision-making can true democracy be restored, writes Noam Chomsky.

Growing a Better World

Rather than economic growth, waste is the most serious threat to the environment. In switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the global economy could grow larger and sustainably feed an increasing population - without destroying the earth's ecosystems, argues Garry Lipow.

Capitalism Beyond the Crisis

The present economic crises do not call for a "new capitalism," but they do demand a new understanding of older ideas, such as those of Adam Smith and Arthur Pigou - many of which have been sadly neglected, argues Amartya Sen.

Why Politicians Dare Not Limit Economic Growth

The logic of free-market capitalism states that the economy must grow continuously or face an unpalatable collapse. With the environmental situation reaching crisis point, however, it is time to stop pretending that mindlessly chasing economic growth is compatible with sustainability, argues Tim Jackson.

Globalisation is Good For You

Markets reinvented the world, and nobody intended – or even envisaged – the outcome. Now the role of the left in an era of declining state power is to ensure that the structures of governance are directed towards protecting all equally, writes Nigel Harris.

The Consequences of Globalization and Neoliberal Policies. What are the Alternatives?

Is there an alternative to plundering the earth? Is there an alternative to making war? Is there an alternative to destroying the planet? By Prof. Claudia von Werlhof.

Globalization and Democracy: Some Basics

The fight against free trade is a fight for the right to politico-economic democracy, public services, and a social wage, the right not to be completely at the mercy of big capital, says Michael Parenti.

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