A selfish brand of capitalism rooted in the ideology of neoliberalism is causing misery to millions of human beings around the world, writes Ronald Benjamin.
The neo-liberal mindset has led to a crisis and has proven to be a failure, observes Eric Toussaint. A new Europe must improve social and fiscal justice, make choices that will raise the standard of living, slash military spending, choose sustainable energies and reject GMOs.
Progressive groups are warning that if vicious austerity measures are successfully implemented in Greece, workers in other European countries (such as Portugal, Spain and Italy) could bear the brunt of the next round. And it won’t stop there.
Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj explains in Parliament why he is worried about the Budget’s neo-liberal trend, including the ongoing shift towards regressive taxation and another round of ‘liberalisation’ and privatisation.
Who exactly is behind Karol Consulting, the Australian firm recently appointed by the Malaysian government to come up with a blueprint for a national health financing mechanism? The firm is expected to play a key role in shaping the health care system in the country and how it is financed. Will it listen to the views of civil society?