Julius sits on the porch of his house in Trenton, New Jersey, looking north at Ewing Township where foreclosure rates are drastically lower.Photo: Jack Crosbie

Home sweet home

Ten years ago the world focused on the US foreclosure crisis as thousands lost their homes in dodgy mortgage deals. Today, the crisis is still a reality for many. Jack Crosbie reports.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Workers labouring on a suspension bridge across the Yangtze River in May 2018.Photo: AFP/Getty Images

China: a post-neoliberal order?

If the global financial crisis symbolized the decline of the West, it also signalled that the future belongs to China – a superpower that ‘understands’ the developing world better than the US, IMF or World Bank, according to Martin Jacques.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018

The carbon bubble

Yohann Koshy looks at the impending catastrophe linking the stock market to climate change.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018

When the world almost ended

It’s 10 years since the global financial system almost sent the world into a great depression. Yohann Koshy takes stock of what went wrong and where we are now.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Waiting in vain: passengers at Clapham Junction, south London. According to a 2017 Legatum Institute poll 76 per cent of British passengers want the railways in public ownership.Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

The efficiency myth

Heard the tale about the private sector always doing things better? Nick Dowson wonders why it still has believers.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
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The other side of the Bitcoin

Bitcoin is more than premium bonds for hipsters or the veganism of finance, writes Omar Hamdi.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Donald Trump greets workers on a tour of Carrier Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana on 1 December 2016. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

When ‘America First’ is a corporate scam

A year ago, Trump announced he had reached a deal with manufacturer Carrier to keep jobs from moving to Mexico – with $7 million in incentives. Yet hundreds of workers were still laid off, the last of them this January. Trump’s policy should be called ‘Corporate America First’, argues Mark Engler.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018

Mixed Media: Books

This month we review The Growth Delusion, by David Pilling; The White City, by Roma Tearne; The Unmapped Country, by Ann Quin; and Old Demons, New Deities, edited by Tenzin Dickie.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Protesters, including First Nations people, blocking the road to Adani’s Abbott Point coal port.Photo: Alex Bainbridge / Green Left Weekly

While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…

With the Great Barrier Reef and climate targets under threat, Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why this mega mine matters to all of us.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Illustration: Sarah John

Welcome to the jungle

Amy Booth goes to the back of beyond in Bolivia and hears of a surprising migration.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Carondelet Palace, official residence and principal workplace of the President of Ecuador.Photo: Taty2007 under a Creative Commons Licence

Ecuador votes to bar politicians from having assets in tax havens

The ‘yes’ vote wins in the first, historic referendum of its kind, writes Alessio Perrone.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Myth 10: Growth is the only way

Dinyar Godrej explains why we need to find another way, fast.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Myth 9: Everyone has to pay their debts

Myth 9: Everyone has to pay their debts

We need debt management not reduction, says Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 8: Organized labour is regressive

David Ransom argues that the opposite is actually true.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Illustration: Belle Mellor

Myth 7: Financial regulation will destroy a profitable banking sector

Why should financial markets be accountable only to themselves? asks David Ransom.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Belle Mellor

Myth 6: Fossil fuels are more economically viable than renewables

Not if you look at the environmental costs, says Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 5: The private sector is more efficient than the public sector

There is no evidence of greater efficiency, explains Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
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'I predict...'

Economists don't always get it right...

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 4: Economic migrants are a drain on rich world economies

Migration follows a demand for labour - and benefits the receiving country, writes Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 3: Taxing the rich scares off investors and stalls economic performance

Taxation creates prosperity just as much as private enterprise, says David Ransom.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Illustration: Belle Mellor

Myth 2: Deficit reduction is the only way out of a slump

Don't rely on those who caused the crash to resolve it, argues David Ransom.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Illustration: Belle Mellor

Myth 1: Austerity will lead to 'jobs and growth'

It's wrong to sell austerity as a cure for economic woes, says Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Illustrations: Belle Mellor

10 economic myths we need to junk

Dinyar Godrej and David Ransom introduce this month's main theme.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Stop the Trojan treaty – Brussels 04/02/15.Photo: Friends of the Earth Europe/Lode Sandane under a Creative Commons Licence

Sounding the TTIP alarm across the European Union

Canada is the most sued country in the ‘developed’ world, and that should be cause for grave concern, argues Maude Barlow.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015

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Article title From magazine Publication date
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
African village February, 2017
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
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