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Pent-up Frustrations In Illinois

The Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day Memoirs

Illinois is in a big mess but on Friday, March 6th, in a small cosmopolitan city in this state, the beer shall be flowing freely. 731 more words

Stock markets rise after Greece signs new austerity agreement

By Robert Stevens
February 24, 2015
World Socialist Web Site

Europe’s stock markets rose Monday in response to the four-month extension of austerity agreed Friday between the Greek government and the euro group. 1,128 more words

Social Inequality

New Publication: What Can Money Do?

Lisa Adkins’ article, ‘What Can Money Do? Feminist Theory in Austere Times’ has been published in the special issue of Feminist Review on ‘The Politics of Austerity’ (2015) 109, 31–48. 213 more words


Dear Syriza, please allow me the opportunity to indulge in some constructive criticism. . .

Please allow me a minute or two of your time. If you will.

I’m by no means a Politician, nor a particularly renowned Economist, nor an Expert in anything hugely relevant other than maybe a few subtle aspects of life which on the shop floor of society, I feel may have passed you by in your Political pursuits. 2,037 more words


Pocketful of Miracles…

It is sure that things are not easy negotiating with its ‘partners’ as time goes on. As Latin poet Publilius Syrus once said ‘A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy’. 746 more words

Global Macro

Greek Bailout Talks End Without Agreement

Highly anticipated talks between Greek and euro-zone officials ended on Wednesday without reaching an agreement over Greece’s debt crisis.

After a seven-hour meeting, euro-zone Finance Ministers’ group chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said they had made progress in Brussels, “but not enough progress yet at this point to come to joint conclusions.” 100 more words

The Global Significance of Greek Elections

Jon Kofas*

Kokomo (Indiana), February 11, 2014 (Alochonaa): The global significance of the election in Greece is the symbolism of popular opposition to:

  1. a) Western-imposed austerity that results in income redistribution from the bottom 80% the population to the top 20%;
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