Inching towards default in Europe | by James Meadway

Inching towards default in Europe | by James Meadway

EU ministers have delayed payment of an €8bn loan disbursal to Greece after the PASOK government admitted it would not meet deficit targets. Without the money, the Greek state may not be able to pay its workers over the next month. These targets were set as part of...

Austerity Versus Stimulus | by Prabhat Patnaik

IT is obviously silly to push for austerity in the midst of a recession, not just silly but cruel, since it prolongs the pain of unemployment. The recession is caused by a deficiency of aggregate demand. To overcome it what is necessary is an increase in demand which...