Debates over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates are a distraction from the root cause of our ongoing economic crises: the very structure of capitalism. To prevent future crises we need to take steps now toward a system of economic democracy based on worker co-ops.
Before he was elected in the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt assembled a brains trust of visionary, bipartisan, anti-austerity advisers to formulate economic development policies that would become the New Deal. Today, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders needs to do the same.
While other countries apply themselves to environmental challenges from climate change to nature protection, Russia - with its massive wealth of nature and natural resources - is stubbornly refusing to take part, writes Lucy E J Woods. And as the economy declines, the pressure is on.