Selected Articles: Central Banking, Neoliberalism, and the “Fall of the Personalist Left”

central-banks-economy 2Central Bank Governors Are Liars

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Washington’s Blog, March 04 2016

Central Banks are complicit in the manipulation of financial markets including stock markets, commodities, gold and currency markets, not to mention the oil and energy markets which have been the object of a carefully engineered “pump and dump” speculative onslaught.

latinamerica3Victory of Neoliberalism? Is South America’s ‘Progressive Cycle’ At an End?

By Claudio Katz, March 04 2016

The progressive cycle emerged from popular rebellions that altered power relations in South America. There were social improvements and democratic conquests, and imperialist aggression was curbed. But export-oriented extractivism increased and trade became more balkanized.

evo-y-correaTwilight of the Idols: Rise and Fall of the Personalist Left. Neo-Liberal Restoration in Latin-America

By Prof. James Petras, March 05 2016

Over the past three years Latin American leftist leaders, who presided over heterodox ‘free trade’ and commodity based welfare economies, lost presidential, legislative and municipal elections and referendums or faced impeachment.

Russia China Gas DealRussia – China Economic Front – Competition or Alternative to the Western Economic System?

By Peter Koenig, March 04 2016

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), including new members India and Pakistan, the Eurasian Economic Union – EEU (an alliance of six Eurasian nations – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan) are about to sign a Trade and Cooperation Agreement.…

Financial Chaos and Debt Default in the European UnionVideo: The European Crisis: The Dutch EU-Ukraine Association Agreement Referendum

By South Front, March 03 2016

Europe is continuing to get bogged down in a political swamp. Contradictions between the national interests of the EU member states and the political course of a supranational bureaucracy have turned into a phase of sharp struggle.

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