Afshin Rattansi speaks with UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty and Human Rights Olivier De Schutter. He discusses why the European Union is ‘ill-equipped’ to deal with poverty within its borders, how a decade of austerity across the EU has led to falling investment in social services and caused more poverty, how competition with the internal market keeps wages low in some countries, the effect of Coronavirus on poverty across the EU and much more.
globinfo freexchange An early February short report by Associated Press passed rather unnoticed. Yet, it could be probably considered the best proof for what this blog claims for many years now. In short, the Western economic model is about to be transformed into something even worse than capitalism, towards a kind of 21st century corporate feudalism. And the US state of Nevada is about to become the testing field for such a transition in the most official way! As the AP reported [emphasis added]: Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch so-called Innovation Zones in Nevada to jumpstart the state’s economy by attracting technology firms, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday. The zones would permit companies with large areas of land to form governments carrying the same authority as counties, including the ab