David Lizoain, "Recuperar la ambición" →
Unas reflexiones sobre la socialdemocrácia que me han publicado en Público.
John Schmitt and Alexandra Mitukiewic, "Politics... →
A new paper worth checking out from the CEPR, which serves as another rebuttal of the idea that there is no alternative: “If the decline in unionization is the inevitable response to the twin forces of globalization and technology, then we would expect unionization rates to follow a similar path in countries subjected to roughly similar levels of globalization and technology. Instead, for...
Simon Tilford and Philip Whyte, "Why stricter... →
An interesting piece from the Centre for European Reform: “Eurozone leaders now face a choice between two unpalatable alternatives. Either they accept that the eurozone is institutionally ﬂawed and do what is necessary to turn it into a more stable arrangement. This will require some of them to go beyond what their voters seem prepared to allow, and to accept that a certain amount of...
La magnitud de la crisis de empleo en España
A través de Calculated Risk, se pueden ver unos gráficos magníficos demostrando que la crisis actual es la peor en los EEUU desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial. He preparado algo similar para el caso español, con los datos de INE. Podemos comprobar que la destrucción de empleo durante esta crisis ha sido la más abrupta desde la Transición. No obstante el panorama tan negro, creo que vale la pena...
The New Economics Foundation - Ten Reasons to Care... →
The 1% in Canada
The data stop at 2000, but the tendency towards an increased concentration of wealth continues. As the authorities crack down on Occupy protesters, we can recall that this is nothing new. My friends Tom Malleson and David Wachsmuth are the editors of a new book, “Whose Streets? The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest” that is worth checking out. Featuring a Foreword...
El 1% en España
Paul Krugman compartió esta base de datos que permite ver la evolución de los ingresos de los más ricos en diversos países. He generado los datos españoles desde esa fuente. Como se puede comprobar, la tendencia fue especialmente marcada durante la época de Aznar.
C. Lapavitsas et al., "Breaking up? A Route out of... →
The latest report from Research on Money and Finance.
John Lorinc, "How Toronto Lost Its Groove" →
“Six decades after the beginning of its epochal postwar transformation, it’s fair to say that Toronto has become a very big city, and a somewhat accommodating city, but not a great city — at least not yet. Which is more than a little strange, because the GTA contains an abundance of talent and energy, tremendous wealth, and intimations of a distinctly Canadian cosmopolitanism. What’s lacking...
Michal Kalecki, "Political Aspects of Full... →
From 1943: “Under a laissez-faire system the level of employment depends to a great extent on the so-called state of confidence. If this deteriorates, private investment declines, which results in a fall of output and employment (both directly and through the secondary effect of the fall in incomes upon consumption and investment). This gives the capitalists a powerful indirect control...
Jeremy Rifkin, "Saying goodbye to Adam Smith at... →
An extract published in the Guardian from Jeremy Rifkin’s new book, The Third Industrial Revolution, which looks to be fascinating: “The creation of a renewable energy regime, loaded by buildings, partially stored in the form of hydrogen, distributed via an energy internet, and connected to plug-in zero emission transport, establishes the essential five pillars of a Third Industrial...
A few energy links
Juan Cole, “A Hot Wet Thousand Years and 10 Green Energy Stories to Avert it” Free Exchange, “Make energy policy about energy, not jobs” David Lizoain, “Go Green and Go Big or Go Home”
Costas Douzinas, "The final blackmail of Baron... →
“The cynical use of the popular vote to save not Greece but a small gang of elite politicians brings also to mind Nobel winner Jose Saramago’s wonderful political parable. Citizens of an unnamed capital city cast massively blank ballots in two consecutive national elections without any pre-existing party political plan or direction. The right-wing government considers this act high treason...