fix articles 8014, investment
Ten Years After the Financial Crash (tags)
US economic statistics are dubious since financial markets are based on financial products and money out of nothing. Tax havens, micro-second betting, stock buybacks and corruption through lobbying are market-distorting and cause revenue shortfalls.
The Criminality of the Elites (tags)
The offenses of the upper classes are hardly publicized. People wait in vain for strong interventions in the economic realm. Financial criminality harms the state, the community and economic growth (e.g. high-frequency trading, shadow banking, financial products)
State Investments and the Public Sector (tags)
The public infrastructure is something positive, even from a business perspective. it is a kind of advance concession, increases the entrepreneurial production potential and lowers the production costs. If state investments are trifling, this will have negative long-term effects
The President as Businessman (tags)
Trump's gigantic tax cuts will only benefit the rich. Revenue losses of six trillion dollars are expected for the first decade after the Trumpian tax cuts start. Trump sells the illusion that the old order can be restored.
US mergers set new record in October (tags)
With Qualcomm’s announcement Thursday of a $39 billion deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV, October has set a new monthly record for US mergers and acquisitions.
38 Arguments Against TTIP (tags)
TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) agreement continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing int he profits of a few. The private arbitration courts enable corporations to sue states and could have a chilling effect on labor and environmental protection.
TTIP and CETA Must Be Prevented (tags)
Under TTIP, TPP and TiSA, corporations can sue states for lost profits. The German Judges Union calls additional protection of foreign investors "nonsense" that undermines democracy and the constitutional state.
As monetary policy reaches its limits, it's time for governments to spend (tags)
With interest rates so low, governments should borrow to invest in research, education, and infrastructure. Productive public investment would also enhance the returns on private investment, encouraging firms to undertake additional projects.
Greedy Country Sells Green Cards to Rich People (tags)
The lesser known, and upsetting reality of immigration: the system caters to the rich.
Cochabamba: Water as a Human Right (tags)
The economy should be part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. The TTIP, TPP and TISA trade agreements create a parallel private arbitration system that gives corporations special rights to sue states. Labor and environmental arein danger.
TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
A mass demonstration is planned for Saturday October 10 in Berlin against the TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership. A parallel private ad hoc arbitration system is created where corporations can sue states for lost profitsLabor and environmental rules undermined
Jeremy Corbyn's Economic Vision (tags)
Reduced Working Hours as a Socio-Economic Investment (tags)
In these Austrian articles, reduced working hours is seen as a socio-economic investment, not as a cost-trap. In a 1909 study by Sidney Chapman, shorter working hours leads to higher productivity and greater output. More time sovereignty and better health of workers would be long-term gains
Some Good News from Palestine (tags)
TPP - Investment Chapter, WikiLeaks 56 pp (tags)
A parallel private arbitration system represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state.
Comments on the European Commission's approach to investor-state arbitration (tags)
Gus Van Harten is an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Grenada Reaches Debt Deal as Caribbean Mired in Debt Problems (tags)
Grenada Could Influence Global Debt Negotiations
Democracy for Sale: Stop Fast Track and TTIP! (tags)
The investment protection clause of the TTIP grants investors special protection regarding their so-called :"legitimate expectation." Businesses can sue when they feel restricted in their business activity by new laws in the public interest. Financial services are an important sector for US investors.
TTIP: Redistribution of Power, not Free Trade (tags)
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) involves the redistribution of power away from the parliaments and to the executive and its unelected lobbyists. The TTIP does not involve freedom of trade.
Treasury Dynamic Scoring Anal Refutes Claims of Supporters of the Tax Cuts (tags)
The study casts doubt on claims that the tax cuts are responsible for much of the recent growth in investment and jobs. It finds that making the tax cuts permanent would lead initially to lower levels of investment, and would result over the longer term in lower levels of employment (i.e., in fewer jobs).
Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel Invested 47 Million In Israel Bonds Without Permission of (tags)
Ohio is not a rich state. Its state treasurer Josh Mandel sent 47 million dollars out of the state to Israel bonds, further enabling Netanyahu violence. He can be voted out between now and the evening of election day.
Without Ohioans' Permission, Treaurer Josh Mandel Invests State in Israel Bonds (tags)
investing in Israel bonds against the will of most Ohioans', Josh Mandel a. moves much needed capital out of the state b. further enables IDF violence against Palestinians
Strengthening Sino-Russian Ties (tags)
business and finance
The Free Trade Trap (tags)
Political economies are calibrated to a form of economics oriented exclusively in competitiveness and high profits...The selling off of public services through the agreement on trade with services and the new edition of MAI were prevented because of social protest.
Anti-Democratic Straitjackets (tags)
The TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (also called TAFTA) is an undemocratic corporate investment agreement that allows corporations to sue sovereign states for lost profits. This agreement negotiated in secret since 2013 does not allow states to sue.
TTIP: Threat to Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
The TTIP, the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible.
Analysis of the TTIP chapter on food safety (tags)
The TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, being negotiated behind closed doors allows corporations to sue states for lost profits in 3-person arbitration courts. Only corporations can sue and judgments are not reviewable.
Memorandum 2014 (tags)
Both Germany and the US follow an economic policy without enlightenment. Slight economic stimulation will not solve problems of mass unemployment and corporate welfare. Tax evasion of corporations and tax cuts for the super-rich lead to suffering and a revenue crisis.
Investment Protection at a Crossroads (tags)
TTIP gives foreign investors the right to sue sovereign governments before ad hoc arbitration courts when lost profits occur as a result of political decisions. These decisions cannot be appealed and undermine social, environmental and labor regulations.
The Neoliberal Model: Profits without Investments (tags)
According to the neoliberal myth, higher profits would lead to more investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to corporations buying back their stock and currency speculation. In truth, higher investments lead to higher profits.
TTIP: A Tranatlantic Constitution of Corporations? (tags)
TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, endangers the economy, health and food policies of countries outside the EU and the US. The Investor-State Settlement mechanism gives corporations the same status as nation states. A flood of lawsuits can be expected.
TTIP: International Mega-corporations prevent social and ecological globalization (tags)
In the reality of international monopolist competition, narrow economic profit interests dominate to the disadvantage of broad prosperity gains. Protection of foreign mega-investors before indirect expropriation leads to a dispossession of nation state democracy.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 41 pp (tags)
The Investor-State Dispute mechanism gives corporations the status of nation states. The Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall is suing Germany for 1 billion Euros for stopping nuclear power too quickly!
The Free Trade Agreement TTIP - New Version of the "Golden Age" (tags)
Lobbyists and think tanks of transnational corporations dreamt of a global market without limits. With enticing slogans like more economic growth or creation of new jobs, the population should accept the trade-and investment agreement.
Is McDonald's Going To Burn These Hedge Funds (tags)
Drought affecting western state cattle ranches, growing knowledge of the heart attacks, strokes, cancer, Alzheimer's etc associated with cow flesh consumption, the animal rights movement's critical mass... some of the factors in McDonald's declining stock performance. State pension funds, hedge funds and mutual funds invested in mammal flesh are at risk.
Alternative Trade Mandate, 20pp (tags)
Trade needs a new vision and should serve the public interest, communities, farmers, workers and the poor, and not only corporate profit interests. Communities should have the right to food sovereignty and to protect themselves from the ravages of financial deregulation & GMOs.
Seven Good Reasons for a More Just Tax Policy (tags)
In the US, the top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982. Reagan cut the top rate to 35% and changed taxation from corporate to individual leading to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Taxation, investment, labor market, trade and distribution policies must change.
UC Berkeley Divestment fails despite last grasp effort to save it (tags)
Judicial Council rules divestment bill violated ASUC bylaws Council: investment decisions must be made by ASUC Investment Committee
UC Berkeley Divestment Fails: NOT ASUC jurisdiction (tags)
Judicial Council rules divestment bill violated ASUC bylaws Council: investment decisions must be made by ASUC Investment Committee
Creative Destruction (tags)
The exodus from the casino capitalism producing ever faster and ever deeper crises cannot succeed without a broad and powerful democratic base. Parliamentary democracy is urged to finally take up the struggle around the primacy of politics
Corporations versus States: Arbitration Boards against Democracy (tags)
In 2012 Ecuador paid the largest compensation sum in history $1.76 billion to Occidental for cancelling its oil production contract. Germany is threatened with a compensation of 3.5 billion for turning off two nuclear reactors.
End the WTO and the Stop the new wave of Free Trade Agreements (tags)
Call to action of the Indonesian People's Movement Against Neocolonialism-Imperialism toward Bali WTO Ministerial meeting on 3-6 of December 2013
How about Quantitative Easing for the People? (tags)
Giving the general population x-amount of money would certainly give the economy the boost that it needs instead of going to the bankers. More importantly, however, is for people to have faith in the economy again and that their future is secure.
Austerity — the 1%’s Global Battle Cry (tags)
Whether we are left with the Fiscal Cliff or a Grand Bargain, workers in the U.S. face massive cuts to programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Food Stamp assistance and other needed social safety nets. This is an example of “austerity” which has largely been pursued in the U.S. until now, on a statewide and local level.
Incentive package attracts TL 5.5 bln in investment in 40 days (tags)
Turkey has received 480 project proposals worth TL 5.5 billion since the introduction of a new incentive package on June 19 designed to attract both foreign and domestic investment to the country.
Austerity has never worked (tags)
It’s not just about the current economic environment. History shows that slashing budgets always leads to recession [...]
The market is a god that has failed (tags)
The economy should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The economy should serve humankind; humanity should notg serve the economy. Once 90% of investment was productive; now 90% of investment is speculative.
Obama's Transfer Of The Public's Equity To The 1% (tags)
So they steal your house and will now rent it back to you at outrageous artificially inflated rent while still taking 50% of your deflated income to earn a profit margin off what used to be your equity.
The Worthless Value System of the Financial Branch (tags)
The Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman wrote: "In a free economic system, there is only a single responsibility for the actors. Businesses must be carried out for the greatest possible profitability." To believers in the self-healing market, questions about guilt, humility and pangs of conscience must sound like questions from another world.
Learning from Roosevelt (tags)
Harry Hopkins, head of WPA under Roosevelt, created 4 million jobs in 2 months. How many jobs in health care, education, bridge repair, community centers and journalism could be created today? Solutions are not lacking, only political will. Viva sharing and redistribution!
Neoliberalism as Greatest Error in the History of Economic Thought (tags)
Efficiency and prosperity can only be realized on capitalist markets when the economic system is bound in a social order under the primacy of politics. Democratic legitimated politics and the provision of public goods is derived from the "anatomy of market failure."
Some Economists Got It Right - Who Are These Economists? (tags)
Twill 14: The Impossible Magazine is a tour de force. Alternative economics emphasizes reduced working hours, investment in the infrastructure, person-oriented work, labor-intensive investment, community centers, redistribution, free Internet books and soft power.
Is Capitalism Devouring Its Children? (tags)
The state was extorted by the banks. Bailing out the banks was regarded as without alternative..Rating agencies should become public institutions and system-relevant banks dismantled. Growth- and stability funds should be established as the credit-givers of last resort.
Stagnation as a Trend-Life with Satiated Markets, Stagnating Economies and Reduced Work (tags)
45 years ago JKGalbraith was shocked at the public squalor alongside private affluence. In 2008-10 trillions were given to banks and Wall St. so private losses became public losses. By relieving corporations of taxes, neoliberal supply side strategy worsens growth and employment.
Video: Who Killed Economic Growth? (tags)
Once 90% of investment was productive. Now 90% of investment is speculative. States become errand boys of the banks. The real economy falls by the wayside. the financial sector must be shriveled.
Financial Crisis as Organized Irresponsibility (tags)
In the years 2002-2006, guaranteeing mortgage credits was the greatest source of profit for investment banks. US policy massively promoted and in no way curbed awarding dubious credits. In 2003 Warren Buffett described derivatives as "financial weapons of mass destruction."
In Flight From Reality (tags)
"America's current dependence on energy imports and its rising levels of indebtedness due to the pursuit of wars of choice in Iraq and Afghanistan to secure a position of advantage in the competition for access to the energy resources of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf..."
Beware of Friendly Investment Advice at your Local Charity (tags)
Can you trust that investment broker at your local charity?
Selling Out America to Wall Street (tags)
pillaging American wealth
Reject Corporate Option for Health Care (tags)
No one, progressive or conservative, would vote for or in any way support Private Insurance Control of the country's health proram if they knew just a bit more about the private insurance industry. Who's in charge here? Not we, the people.
Economic Policy after the Financial Crisis: Keynes (tags)
Keynes saw political control of markets and a distribution and social policy in favor of lower income groups as essential prerequisites of a stable long-term macro-economic development.. Three-hour workdays or a 15-hour week would be enough.
Global Depression and Regional Wars (tags)
economic hard times and wars
Democracy Alarm: Financial Management (tags)
After the stock market crash, financial management acts as though nothing happened. The state was obviously treated only as a useful idiot by parts of the moribund financial management. The little taxpayers pay for the repair.
The Market Must Serve Society (tags)
In the past, the village green and market swuare were surrounded by the church, town hall, school and hospital. Without these social institutions, there would be no market. This is also true for today's global financial markets.
Putting Finance Capitalism "Back in Its Box" (tags)
Their scheme is permanent debt bondage
India vs China: cheap labor, business chain, finance, capitalist, outsourcing, hightech (tags)
Why can India and China become top business and finance players in a globalized finance, trade, hightech, investment, and politics? Get latest info and analysis from leading experts on the ground.
A Bank Bailout That Works (tags)
"The problem with America's banks is not just one of liquidity. Years of reckless behavior, including bad lending and gambling with derivatives, have left them, in effect, bankrupt."
CAPITALISM ANDS ITS BEST OBAMANATION AT ITS WORST (tags)
As of today even without the additional infusion of new government money, the american public has 79% interest in AIG already largely in the form of highly vulnerable common stocks. The remaining shares in preferred or treasury stocks (which are on top of the food chain when it comes to bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings) are in private holdings mostly belonging to AIG founder Hank Greenberg. In the event of bankruptcy, preferred stocks e.g. Greenberg are guaranteed proceeds even with the equivalent of diluted shares of their notes - the american public - ZIP!
Putin and China: US Responsible in the Economic Crisis (tags)
Investment banks, the pride of Wall Street, have practically ceased to exist, Putin added. In only twelve months, their losses exceeded the profits of the past 25 years. Wen said the blind pursuit of profit led to the worst crisis since the Great Depression of 1929.
India vs China: new world frontrunners against global financial meltdown? (tags)
Are Asian giants China and India taking advatanges over global financial crisis and distressed US and Europe? Is India able to produce giant leap forwards in China style? Which nation is to lead the next stage global finance, trade, outsourcing, hightech and politics in a new century in view of global financial crisis that is going on? Talk to leading experts.
Early Suspicions About Bernard Madoff (tags)
All Wall Street like Madoff
Housing Loan $ Rescinded by CA agency (tags)
Thousands of soon-to-be home owners are suddenly left hanging as California slides into financial crisis. The decision was made by the Pooled Money Investment Board (PMIB), part of the State Treasurer's Office under Bill Lockyer.
Requiao and director of HSBC in Dubai offer more partnerships with Parana State (tags)
The whole Middle East is a great demand for basic infrastructure, real estate investments, sources of clean and renewable energy and food. It was a fruitful meeting, Dubai and Parana have in common the strong presence of HSBC, where the bank maintained their regional headquarters
"The Market is not a Safe Bank" by Helmut Schmidt (tags)
This crisis was avoidable. The fact that American investment banks are not subject to any normal bank supervision is scandalous. Financial transactions must be subject to rules and security standards. The heavier the traffic, the more rules and regulations are needed.
Interview with Kurt Richebacher (tags)
"The dangers that loom on the currency front are immense. The US trade deficit and the accumulated foreign indebtedness have reached a scale that defies any possible action by central banks." Dr. Richebacher is a former economist of the Dresden Bank.
Reviewing James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer's "Multinationals on Trial" (tags)
How corporate giants plunder developing nations.
Rating Agencies and Prophets (tags)
Some think rating agencies inevitably take the side of their patrons - to the burden of those who buy these "financial products" in good faith in the objective judgment of the auditors. Of course, the agencies refuse liability.
Submissiveness Toward the Finance Markets (tags)
Finance market transactions must be made more expensive. Finance market critics warn of a casino capitalism. Are businesses only objects of speculation for global invewstment capital?
New land of opportunity (tags)
Los Cabos rises as place to realize the Mexican dream
BLUEPORT MURDUCK TARGET MKT INDICES for the POOR (tags)
The BLUEPORT MURDUCK TARGET MARKET INDEX is intended to guide globalist investors both new, large, and small (the poor) toward more international dateline focused opportunities based on need, then greed, during expected growth cycles based on 21st century, fox-like information distribution processes, crystal balls, and dart throws on a shoestring. BMTMI is a soley owned enterprise interested in MONEY and is a grassroots superpower tool.
banks failing soon (tags)
Stock Market Meltdown - First Signs of Global Economic Rout
NeoCon 'Plan Africa' Oil Manifesto (tags)
“Along with Latin America, West Africa is expected to be one of the fastest growing sources of oil and gas for the American market. African oil tends to be of high quality and low in sulfur, making it suitable for stringent refined product requirements, and giving it a growing market share for the refining Centers on the East Coast of the U.S.” “National Energy Policy Report” Office of the Vice President Richard Cheney May 16, 2001
Gloria Arroyo’s Economy: NOT WORKING (tags)
Today, Philippine President Gloria Arroyo will again address the Congress to give a report on the achievements of her government, and at the same time express her primary focus for the next year. As she did during her previous State of the Nation Address (SONA) speeches, she may yet again boast the economic feats of her administration, including the strengthening of the peso and the recent booming of the stock market.
Compulsory Patronage of Private Business? (tags)
Forced Patronage of Private Businesses seems to violate Constitutional Protections against Compulsory Speech. It also forces people to give money to investments, by insurers, in what may be the very industry that caused one's illness!
Chinese entrepreneurship, politics and globalization (tags)
Learn about China and globalization
Oasis TV Announces New Chairman (tags)
(CSRwire) LOS ANGELES, CA – February 1, 2007 - Oasis TV, a cable channel and Internet TV provider of Body-Mind-Spirit programming, today announced the appointment of investment banker and world peace activist Azim Khamisa as Chairman.
The CAFR Outrage (tags)
The CAFR Outrage - Qualify The Motive Over the last several decades, the public of the USA has griped about:
provocative book: China and the new world order (tags)
A fast developing China is creating vast opportunities. Learn how half million international businesses and investors conduct business in China.
Behind the love/hate relationship of China and the U.S. (tags)
A zealous distrust of China is something most American’s learn at an early age. The lessons include stunning visuals of atrocities, complete with attacks on helpless Tibetan monks and nuns, fearless democracy-seeking students staring down advancing tanks, and innumerable horrors of life within the totalitarian ‘communist’ society (yes they are still calling themselves that, and yes our government still clings to the word— as an abusive epithet— in a McCarthy-like attempt to browbeat). China cannot be defended if one is on the side of democracy, equality, and freedom, but neither can many of the US’ allies, past and present, who’ve had similar records (the US itself is looking more and more like China every day). Because China is outside the domain of US dominance, it is viewed as a competitor, and a threat; therefore, Chinese human-rights violations are a god-send for the White House PR staff, who look for any reason to conjure fear and create misgivings towards a country who, for purely economic reasons, is the prime candidate to face the US in World War III.
Investment pathologies (tags)
Protest Bush in Holmby Hills this Tuesday 4pm - 8pm (tags)
This Tuesday Bush will be Los Angeles from 4pm to 8pm to attend a republican fundraiser in Holmby Hills at the home Elliott Broidy, chairman of a venture capital firm funding projects in Israel.
Bad Solutions to Health Care Problem (tags)
The topic of just what is Big Insurance is too often left out of Health Care debates.
Another lame ass federal government program to steal from us??? (tags)
The time doesn't stop - of the need of a commitment with the education. (tags)
about the need to understand that the education is the only exit to the countries if they develop
Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreements and the US Corporate Biotech Agenda (tags)
This Special Release on “Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreements and the US Corporate Biotech Agenda” is researched and written by Aziz Choudry, a New Zealand activist who has been following the negotiations of bilateral free trade and investment agreements between the US and the countries in the South.
STOP CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION: ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE! (tags)
A Statement of Unity from the OUR WORLD IS NOT FOR SALE Network:(www.ourworldisnotforsale.org)
BUSH'S 'OWNERSHIP SOCIETY' (tags)
Bush often speaks of an 'ownership society' where all Americans must strive to own our own property, our own homes, cars, educations etc. So why not own our own energy-producing technology?
IRAQ,17 JUNE 2004: U.S.TAD, Ex-Im Bank, PMCs... (tags)
L'Irak, une journée du mois de juin 2004, une approche d'un coup d'Etat clefs en main, les moyens bancaires privés arabes et américains, les Private Military Companies, le développement économique autoritaire... la démocratie?
Anti-FTAA initiative in Paraguay (tags)
The anti-FTAA movement considers that this agreement will mean subdue mechanisms for our nations. The governments will be subdued to this mechanisms or game rules that respond to the interests of the big corporations and which will negatively affect the social and sensitive sectors of the national economy. They state that the FTAA is supposed to be a stage of negotiation with low operative costs for corporations, but at the same time it impose concepts and laws that won’t allow the governments to make public policies encouraging the strength of the little and middle companies and national industries.
An Investment To Be Proud Of (tags)
Over 55,000 students and faculty at nearly every college campus around the nation pledge their support for the State of Israel.
Rush Limbaugh's loss negligible on Clear Channel's revenue (tags)
Despite the Limbaugh controversy, Clear Channel announced a record third quarter on revenues of $2.54 billion. Limbaugh is expected to return on November 17 with his base of listeners, advertisers, and stations intact.
Yes, indeed — the Bush boom has begun at last. (tags)
This week's report of a barnburner 7.2 percent rise in gross domestic product is very significant. It informs us of the likelihood of a true recovery boom — call it the Bush boom — in the months and quarters ahead.
Good news! George W. Bush's "free market" economic policies are working! (tags)
The biggest surge in defense spending since the Korean War era helped drive U.S. economic growth ahead at a surprisingly brisk 2.4 percent annual clip in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.
Paradoxes of injustice: war and crises (tags)
This leads to the last and greatest paradox: The Bush Administration's use of war to resolve the domestic crises might just exacerbate all the internal contradictions...
The Wall Street Gang (tags)
How many know the truth about the scam called wall street???