(…) Surprisingly, at least for textbook economists, it turns out that during times when companies invested a lot, the valuation of companies on the capital market fell. By contrast, when they invested little, the value of the companies rose. The same surprising result was reached by three U.S. economists who investigated the factors that drove […]
16 June 2021 |The Spanish government is pursuing eminent economist Andreu Mas-Colell with unspecified accusations of misappropriation of public funds with regards to the Catalan referentum of 2017, even though he had been retired for years at that time, writes Princeton professor Alexandre Mas, his son, in this guest comment.
12 March 2021 | During the corona crisis, Mastercard has been busy peddling the claim that cash poses a major health threat. But this is a campaign that’s been going on for at least eight years. Hakon von Holst took a closer look at its beginnings. At the center: media that trumpet any interest-driven trash […]
August 9, 2020 | Developing countries are trying to contain the corona pandemic under the most adverse conditions. In the middle of this, the World Bank is proposing that the water supply of slum dwellers be cut off, if their landlords do not pay the water bill. It is an inhumane philosophy of development that […]
July 29, 2020 | The club of the world’s richest people and the largest nature-destroying corporations wants the “Great Reset”. Instead of poverty, disease, overpopulation and destruction of nature, the mega-rich promise us a fair world in harmony with nature. Despite its obvious absurdity and the cynicism behind it, this initiative should not be ignored. […]
June 19, 2020 | Covid-19 is being mobilised by the financial industry to push their War on Cash even further, leaving us ever more ensnared within their private digital money empire, writes Brett Scott in this guest article.
June 14. 2020 | Sudan has a transitional government that depends on the goodwill of the USA. This is an opportunity to use the country for the largest field trial to date, to put an entire population on the digital leash through cash abolition and a universal basic income.