Tag: political economy

“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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Common Action to Oppose the first budget of the Abbott- Hockey / Business Council Alliance

Common Action to Oppose the first budget of the Abbott- Hockey / Business Council Alliance

Common Action, starting in Sydney, is trying bring together the dozens of points of opposition to the Australian neo-liberal Agenda of the Abbott government. And out of that develop a common, comprehensive and independent alternative economics and programme. For more on Common Action click here and also follow them at their Facebook page and Twitter…

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G20 did not endorse Abbott government economics: the Australian government is NOT maxed out

G20 did not endorse Abbott government economics: the Australian government is NOT maxed out

In this article, Jim Stanford picks apart what really happened at the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Sydney a couple of weeks ago. He does so by taking a close look at the documents produced by the meeting. Click here: http://australianpe.wix.com/japehome#!The-G-20-Finance-Ministers-and-the-Coalitions-Agenda-Jim-Stanford/cohb/275192B6-2FCD-4527-89D0-C1EC5C410DA9  He assesses these documents against the “claims” made by Joe Hockey (Australia’s Treasurer) and…

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