Mona Dohle

End This Depression Now!

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Paul Krugman

In fighting to prevent austerity measures, socialists and Marxists have often found themselves in alliance with Keynesians. The crisis has led to a revival of both Marx and Keynes in the mainstream media. One of the few lone voices among US mainstream economists arguing against austerity is Paul Krugman, a liberal in the American sense of the word, outspoken Keynesian and columnist for the New York Times. In 2003 The Economist described him as an "ivory tower folk hero of the American left, a thinking person's Michael Moore".

Economy class

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Does money make the world go round?

Money is a key factor in explaining inequalities in the world today. Rich people can pay for the best healthcare, education and lifestyle. It seems as though "money makes the world go round". For those who want to challenge inequality, money is therefore an obvious target. Would abolishing money address the injustices at the heart of capitalist society? In order to answer this question, we have to understand what money is.

What's the solution for Greece?

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In arguing against a Greek departure from the eurozone some on the left are mistakenly conflating the EU and workers' internationalism

The vilification of Greek resistance to austerity has been a recurrent feature of media coverage of the eurozone crisis. Sadly most of the leading left wing parties across Europe have also been unable to provide a convincing answer to these attacks. The general response of much of the European left has been to replace the right wing paradigm of the "lazy Greek versus the disciplined German" with another simplification: that of right wing nationalism against the eurozone versus left wing, pro-EU internationalism. They fear leaving the eurozone would be a concession to nationalism.

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