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Striking Greeks Take To The Streets To Protest Austerity

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

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Amid Greek Austerity, This Group Fights For People With Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 10.31.2015 | World

ATHENS -- "People who suffer from severe mental disorders do not even realize that they might have rights," said Niki Darmogianni, a Greek psychologis...

Portuguese Democracy Cracks Under Weight Of Austerity

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.24.2015 | World

Elections in Portugal this week offered the latest sign that when an individual European nation’s voters challenge eurozone austerity policies,...

Eurozone Crisis: Anti-Austerity Bloc Wins Majority, Blocked From Power

The Telegraph | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

Portugal has entered dangerous political waters. For the first time since the creation of Europe’s monetary union, a member state has taken th...

Debt Ceiling Means Another Chance to Discuss the Trillion Dollar Coin

Mike Sandler | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Mike Sandler

If the debt ceiling causes a default or government shutdown and becomes a campaign issue in the 2016 election, there are some signs that the coin could be taken seriously by the Democratic front-runners for president.

Experiencing and Explaining the Greek Crisis With Children

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

What, if any of this, could our children understand? What have they taken away from their eyewitness view of the world's economic turmoil?

Austerity vs. The People's Health: How Greeks Built an Alternative Health System (Part II)

Vijoleta Gordeljevic | Posted 10.09.2015 | World
Vijoleta Gordeljevic

The sheer existence of a solidarity structure makes clear that the times in which health was affordable are long over. The Metropolitan Clinic of Helleniko, by far the biggest solidarity clinic in Greece, reports patient numbers have risen by 375 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Austerity vs. The People's Health: How Greeks Built an Alternative Health System (Part I)

Vijoleta Gordeljevic | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
Vijoleta Gordeljevic

Greece has lately been seeing its own version of the "economía solidaria"; a term dating back to Latin America in the 80s when a big segment of the population started experiencing economic exclusion and decided to counter it through self-managed provision of services by their members.

Greece Among Worst Countries In Europe For The Elderly, Study Finds

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Elderly citizens in Greece have the worst quality of life in Europe, according to an annual study published by Help Age I...

There Are Not Enough Jobs, And Austerity Is To Blame

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

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Tsipras Faces Major Challenges After Election Triumph

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The triumphant return to power of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party after the country's Sept. 20 elections c...

Greece's Cruel October: New Government To Race To Implement Austerity Reforms

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.22.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The financial team of the new Greek government will have to race against the clock this month to prepare a timetable for imple...

This Podcast Segment Nails The One Problem With Paul Krugman

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business

Paul Krugman is like a favorite pair of jeans.  The Nobel Prize-winning economist's commentary in The New York Times always seems to fit ju...

There's A Solution For Greece: But It Won't Happen Tomorrow

Nikos Agouros | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Nikos Agouros

We often forget that the Greek problem is Europe's problem. The ongoing debt crisis proves this, and the chaos that the migration and refugee flows have unleashed emphasizes it.

Meet TINA, Greece's New Prime Minister

Sotiris Mitralexis | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Sotiris Mitralexis

After his humiliating capitulation in July, PM Alexis Tsipras didn't resort to merely admitting a defeat, but turned his profound U-turn into an ideology.

Socialist Elected UK Opposition Labour Leader

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.12.2015 | World

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Karl Marx admirer Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour party on Saturday, a victory that may m...

Jobs, Higher Productivity Could Mean 3.5 Percent GDP

Harlan Green | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It looks like we are returning to the goldilocks economy that prevailed for much of last year -- low inflation plus continued good job growth. But it also could mean better economic growth that has stayed in the 2 percent range during the Great Recession recovery to date.

The Viability of the Greek Debt: Feeding the Minotaur

Κωνσταντίνος Τζάνος | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
Κωνσταντίνος Τζάνος

How it can be demanded to prepay taxes on income that has not materialized, and especially in an environment of economic depression which makes this materialization questionable and the demand by itself contributes further to the depression?

The Wild Ride Gets Wilder - Only Government Spending Can Fix This

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

This is inequality: a ton of money at the top, everyone else hunkered down just trying to get by (or not getting by), forced to spend very little. Companies are afraid to expand if no one is spending. The result is poor demand to guide the way to safe investment.

Joseph Stiglitz: How "Deep-Seatedly Wrong" Economic Thinking Is Killing Greece

Lynn Parramore | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
Lynn Parramore

The insistence on keeping wages down, stripping away bargaining power from workers, forcing small business owners to pay taxes a year in advance, and cutting pensions will only hamper demand and lead to a deepening spiral of debt.

5 Ways To Address Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

Maru Gonzalez | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Maru Gonzalez

Because of Puerto Rico's colonial status, the island's residents have never had any say over the imposed U.S. economic, trade and monetary policies which contributed significantly to the current economic crisis. So why are they now being asked to shoulder the bulk of the burden through austerity?

27 Powerful Pieces Of Graffiti That Paint Greece's Frustration Amidst Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 08.08.2015 | World

Greece’s debt crisis reached new heights last month as the government in Athens and the country's international creditors engaged in contentiou...

The Euro Is In Trouble. But Romania Still Wants In.

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

The extraordinary political and economic turbulence of the Greek debt crisis has prompted widespread speculation that other European countries will no...

The Return of the Ugly German

Joschka Fischer | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Joschka Fischer

BERLIN -- At its core, the criticism articulates an astute awareness of Germany's break with its entire post-WWII European policy. Germany's stance on the night of July 12-13 announced its desire to transform the eurozone from a European project into a kind of sphere of influence.

Senator: Germany Has 'Damaged' Europe To Help Big Banks At Greece's Expense

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says the German government has refused to take responsibility for its biggest banks, whose reckless lending ...