Economy

The science must guide how we safely return to work. Those who pit generations against each other are pushing a cheap and nasty divide-and-rule strategy which deflect from capitalism's failures to all generations, writes Pip Hinman.

Modern Monetary Theory is getting increasing attention as a means to solve economic problems, especially as governments spend big under COVID-19. Neville Spencer explains its usefulness and its limitations.

Without a joint effort to stop the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global poor, the state of world poverty is looking grim, writes Astrid Paulsson.

As the cost of bailing out corporate Australia keeps rising, the calls to raise the regressive GST and cut taxes for the rich have already started. They have to be resisted, argues Peter Boyle.

Abigail Boyd had a front-row seat to watch the wealthy be bailed out after the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. She warns the same is already happening with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Malaysia is being battered by a serious three-faceted crisis, argues Jeyakumar Devaraj

Our response to COVID-19 has to emphasise that nobody is expendable, and the needs and lives of vulnerable people, the poor and oppressed are more important than corporate profits, writes Isaac Silver.

A survey taken as US Congress debated a $4.5 trillion corporate bailout amid the coronavirus pandemic shows most people believe the political system works only for the wealthy and elite, writes Julia Conley.

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed longstanding divisions in the European Union, with clashes over how to fund the response and solidarity in short supply, writes Duroyan Fertl.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has closed down federal parliament, ostensibly for health reasons, and placed corporate CEOs at the helm of his new National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. Paul Gregoire takes aim at this blatant power grab.

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