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George Soros on The Current Conjuncture
25 June, 2018, Prabhat Patnaik
Factors like the U.S. sucking out finance capital from the rest of the world; the appreciating dollar; the looming crisis for the third world; the refugee problem for Europe are together pushing world capitalism into a serious crisis as put by George Soros. A Marshall plan may save the system but the basic foundations of capitalism are against this proposal.
The Gathering Storm Clouds
28 May, 2018, Praveen Jha & Amit Chakraborty
The Indian Economy has all along been critically dependent upon the inflow of speculative finance to sustain its balance of payment. It now faces threatening prospects of a spiral as international crude oil prices and U.S. interest rates, that kept its import bill restricted, are on the rise.
The return of the oil threat
11 May, 2018, C.P. Chandrasekhar
As oil-producing countries, especially Saudi Arabia and Russia, stick to their reduced outputs and as Trump threatens to isolate Iran with sanctions once again, the spectre of high oil prices and the accompanying inflation seem very real.
The Economic Survey 2017-18
04 February, 2018, Prabhat Patnaik
Like the person on the proverbial tiger, the Indian economy is currently riding a precarious course. The Government of India’s Economic Survey for 2017-18 recognizes this frankly, but its panacea is to keep one’s fingers crossed and hope that the ride continues.
South-South Tricontinental Collaborative Programme - Seventh South-South Institute "Inequality, Democracy and Development under Neoliberalism and Beyond", 3- 8 November, Bangkok, Thailand- Result
22 July, 2014,
The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), executant institutions of the Latin America, Africa and Asia Scholarly Collaborative Programme (2013-2015), notify the general results of the call for applications to participate in the Seventh South-South Institute ''Inequality, Democracy and Development Under Neoliberalism and Beyond''.
The Moves towards 'De-Dollarization'
18 June, 2014, Prabhat Patnaik
The de-Dollarisation attempts by Russia via the recent trade deals with China and Iran can have major consequences, but may be difficult to sustain due to internal pressures.
The Blame Game around Oil
13 June, 2012, C.P. Chandrasekhar
It is not that the UPA government is running out of alternatives to tackle the woes caused by the oil and currency shocks. The absence of decisive policies and lack of inner consensus have trapped the government in a debate on who would bear the burden and how the burden should be shared. A combination of subsidies and tax reforms can address the issue. But it calls for easing the grip of neoliberal thinking over the UPA.
The Age of "High" Oil
09 March, 2012, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The recent spike in the international prices of oil suggests that the recession-induced dip in oil prices may be behind us. Political uncertainty and financial speculation have trapped the world in a regime of high and rising oil prices.
The Coup D' Etat
04 August, 2008, Prabhat Patnaik
The Indian State that came into being after independence bore the stamp of the anti-colonial struggle. It aimed to promote egalitarian development, later re-christened as the building of a "socialistic pattern of society", and negate the hegemony of imperialism
Insider Story on Crime and Empire
05 April, 2005, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Book buyers in the US have obviously been lapping up the hard-back authored by John Perkins titled Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. The book, which was published in November last year has found, to the surprise and dismay of some, a place in the New York Times non-fiction best-seller list in 7 out of 10 weeks between weeks-ending January 8 and March 12.
The Post-War Afghan Economy
07 July, 2003,
On 22 December 2001, following the defeat of the Taliban by a coalition of US and Northern Alliance forces, an interim administration under Hamid Karzai mandated from above by the Bonn peace agreement took charge of Afghanistan.
Making of a Catastrophe
29 March, 2003, C. Rammanohar Reddy
This will be the first time in modern history that a country is subjected to economic retrogression on such a tragic scale. Iraq which, in the late 1970s, had enjoyed incomes comparable with a middle-income developed country, which had made commendable progress in the provisioning of health and education services
The US as Unabomber
20 March, 2003, Jayati Ghosh
This is, without doubt, a defining moment in world history. In declaring this unjustified war on Iraq without any backing from the United Nations, and in the teeth of opposition from many governments and people everywhere, the US government has introduced a new era in international relations.

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