View all posts filed under June, 201506.22.2015 :: United States
Introduction: Throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, rightwing governments have increasingly adopted extremist socio-economic policies, slashing social expenditures, labor and welfare legislation, while increasing corporate subsidies and reducing taxes for the elite.
06.21.2015 :: Analysis
Introduction: Over the past decade fundamental changes have taken place in Southern Europe, which have broken with previous political alignments, resulting in the virtual disappearance of traditional leftist parties, the decline of trade unions and the emergence of middle class radicalism.
Syriza: Plunder, Pillage and Prostration. (How the Hard Left embraces the policies of the Hard Right)06.15.2015 :: Analysis
Introduction: Greece has been in the headlines of the worlds financial press for the past five months, as a newly elected leftist party, Syriza, which ostensibly opposes so-called austerity measures, faces off against the Troika (International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and European Central Bank).
06.11.2015 :: Analysis
Introduction: About 75% of US employees work 40 hours or longer, the second longest among all OECD countries, exceeded only by Poland and tied with South Korea. In contrast, only 10% of Danish workers, 15% of Norwegian, 30% of French, 43% of UK and 50% of German workers work 40 or more hours.