Tag: political economy

The coming economic recession and its interaction with climate change

The coming economic recession and its interaction with climate change

grist.org/article/what-the-stock-market-crash-means-for-the-climate/ I have thanked John Pratt for sharing this article, and do so again. Here is an expanded version of my first explanation of why: Thanks for pushing along this discussion about the relationship between climate change and general environmental havoc (eg species depletion) and capitalism’s current drift into recession. The two are interconnected and…

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Inequality and wages repression in Australia: workers’ experience is confirmed

Inequality and wages repression in Australia: workers’ experience is confirmed

Part 1 The latest Journal of Australian Political Economy (number 81) was published last week (click here) and reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday (click here). This new issue provides an Australian explanation of the connections between wages repression and inequality, led by material from a symposium on this topic organised by Jim…

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“Solidarity Forever”: Robots, Workers, and Profitability

“Solidarity Forever”: Robots, Workers, and Profitability

Don Sutherland (March 2018) Everyone I know with any form in the Australian union movement loves the song “Solidarity Forever”. The song includes these 2 lines: They have taken untold millions that they never toiled to earn  But without our brain and muscle not a single wheel can turn What do these words mean for real…

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