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Deutsche Welle: povertà in Germania ai massimi dall’unificazione – 12, 5 milioni di tedeschi poveri

Fonte, Voci dall’Estero, La politica mercantilista del governo tedesco non impoverisce solo i partner dell’eurozona, costringendoli alla deflazione e all’austerità, ma anche lo stesso popolo tedesco, con le disuguaglianze tra ricchi e poveri ai massimi dai tempi della riunificazione. Lo riporta l’emittente tedesca Deutsche Welle. 19 febbraio 2015 Secondo un nuovo studio, la povertà in Germania è ai suoi livelli … Continue reading

The failure of British neo-liberalism:poverty in the UK is at 30-year high

Fonte/Source, The Guardian, The findings of our four Breadline Britain, and Poverty and Social Exclusion, surveys since 1983 show that poverty in the UK is at a 30-year high. The rise is not explained by a sudden explosion of a culture of poverty, nor by out-of-control benefits. Rather, it is because of a surge in the … Continue reading

The slow but inesorable demise of the American middle-class

Fonte/Source, Fivethirtyeighteconomics, In 1988, the typical American adult was 40 years old, white and married, with a high school diploma. If he was a man, he probably worked full time. If she was a woman, she probably didn’t. Twenty-five years later, Americans are older, more diverse and more educated. We are less likely to be … Continue reading

Shocks to nominal GDP could be the reason why British unemployment is still so stubbornly high

Fonte/Source, The Economist, SCOTT SUMNER has written a paper for the Adam Smith Institute in which he sets out the market monetarist interpretation of the great recession. Central to this is the “musical chairs” model of unemployment, which he assesses against American labour market data. The musical chairs model says that shocks to nominal GDP—or … Continue reading

Italia, torna l’incubo della deflazione: a gennaio prezzi giu’ del 0,6%

(AGI) – L’Italia torna in deflazione a gennaio. L’indice dei prezzi al consumo calcolato dall’Istat e’ sceso dello 0,4% rispetto a dicembre 2014 e dello 0,6% su base annua, come non accadeva dal settembre 1959, quando si registro’ una contrazione pari all’1,1%. La flessione su base annua dell’indice generale, secondo l’Istituto di statistica, e’ dovuta … Continue reading

Pmi, rialzo dopo 4 mesi. Confermato: finita la crisi

Fonte affaritaliani.it – Continuano i segnali che evidenziano la fine della crisi e l’inizio della ripresa economica. L’indice Pmi del manifatturiero, che anticipa il ciclo economico raccogliendo le impressioni dei manager d’azienda, ha segnato in gennaio il primo aumento in quattro mesi a 49,9 punti dai 48,4 di dicembre. Balzo in Spagna, male la Germania. … Continue reading

Thousands march in London under the banner: “social housing”, not “social cleansing”

Fonte/Source, The Guardian, housands of people gathered outside City Hall on Saturday to demand Boris Johnson urgently tackle the lack of affordable housing in the capital and curb the spiralling rents that they warn are “ripping the heart” out of London. An estimated 5,000 encircled the building and urged the mayor to tackle the burgeoning … Continue reading

U.S. workers still far from experiencing real wage growth

Fonte/Source, Wall Street Journal U.S. employers aren’t yet getting squeezed by workers demanding higher wages. The employment-cost index, a broad gauge of wage and benefit expenditures, rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in the fourth quarter last year, the Labor Department said Friday. That’s down from 0.7% in the two earlier quarters and jibes with other … Continue reading

A British writer relates his Odissey with the job centre

Fonte/Source, The New Statesman, After three months of freelancing and looking for work and essentially living on less than £30 a week, I decided that the only sensible thing to do was to sign on and collect Job Seeker’s Allowance. Claiming benefits wasn’t a position I wanted to find myself in, but I wasn’t making … Continue reading

“Margaret Thatcher privatised state-run industries; Cameron’s ambition was no less than to abolish the postwar welfare state itself”, new study reveals

Margaret Thatcher wanted to privatise Britain; David Cameron’s ambition went further. Assessing his legacy for their new book, Polly Toynbee and David Walker document the Tory leader’s assault on the state Fonte/Source, The Guardian, On 12 May 2010, in the sunlit rose garden of No 10, David Cameron and Nick Clegg announced the creation of … Continue reading

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