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Trump’s Border Wall is a Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Handout

By Nick Buxton, a communications consultant, whose publications include “Civil society and debt cancellation” in Civil society and human rights (Routledge, 2004) and “Politics of debt” in Dignity and Defiance: Bolivia’s challenge to globalisation (University of California Press/Merlin Press UK, January 2009) and Todd Miller, the author of Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Homeland Security, who has written on border and immigration issues for the New York Times, Al...

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Thomas Piketty’s New Book: Impressive Research, Problematic Solutions

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1696 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser and what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, more original reporting.. By Jean Pisani-Ferry, who holds the Tommaso Padoa Schioppa...

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Post-Capitalists Must Understand the Role of Migration in Global Capitalism

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1633 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser and what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, more original reporting.. Yves here. This article focuses on how migration is often...

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Mangroves, Climate Change, and Mobilization

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers will have noticed the headline is similar to this headline: “Coral Reefs, Climate Change, and Mobilization.” Same thing, different day, as I discovered after seeing a successful project on mangrove restoration go by on the Twitter, and then looking into mangroves. As before, I’m going to begin with the beauty of mangroves. A mangrove forest from close up[1], in Florida: From farther away, also in Florida, a mangrove copse: And an aerial view of an...

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What Gandhi Believed Is the Purpose of a Corporation

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 707 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser and what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, funding comments section support. Yves here. I hate to provide a long warm-up to this...

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Trump’s Latest Trade War Move Sends Oil Tanking

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 366 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser, what we’ve accomplished in the last year and our current goal, funding meetups and travel. Yves here. With the impeachment spectacle eating the news, other...

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The Cost/Benefit Analysis of No Deal

Yves here. I anticipate readers will have fun with this No Deal analysis.  And some of the things Murphy lists as costs are benefits in the eyes of businesses,  like reducing worker and consumer safety standards. And I suspect most UK readers got the news….that Johnson was feted at the Conservative’s annual conference. From Politico: Boris Johnson faces trouble on every front, but to the Conservative grassroots, he is the hero they’ve been waiting for…. “We have more members than ever before...

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The Knock-On Consequences of the US-China Trade Tariffs on Global Value Chains

Yves here. While this effort to quantify when tariffs will induce the restructuring of value chains, notice that the author treats, as most businessmen do, the calculus being strictly about costs. Sadly (and this is one of several reasons why little production will be repatriated, although loss of shop level and supervisory skills is a bigger impediment), there is no consideration of the added risk of an extended value chain, in terms of reduced flexibility and loss of information. By Jayant...

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Working Conditions on Digital Labour Platforms: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Quest for Decent Work

Yves here. This post might be better titled, “Exploitation on Digital [Labor] Labour Platforms”. By Janine Berg, Senior Economist, International Labour Organization. Marianne Furrer, Consultant, International Labour Organization, Ellie Harmon, Senior Instructor, Department of Computer Science, Portland State University, Uma Rani, Senior Economist, International Labour Organization, Michael “Six” Silberman, IG Metall, Frankfurt. Originally published at VoxEU Cross-border, digital labour...

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Trump May Get Much of the World’s Manufacturing Out of China, but It Won’t Be Coming Back to the U.S.

By Marshall Auerback, a market analyst and commentator. Produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute “Chimerica” is a term originally coined by the historian Niall Ferguson and economist Moritz Schularick to describe the growing economic relationship between the U.S. and China since the latter’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. In the words of Ferguson: “The Chinese did the saving, the Americans the spending. The Chinese did the exporting,...

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