Pandemic: ‘This is a time for bold programs from the left’

16 May 2020– Climate & Capitalism

Interview with Fred Magdoff

Covid-19 exposes capitalism’s gross inability to meet human needs. We must demand immediate measures to help people survive and recover.

Fred Magdoff is Professor Emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont and the author of many books, including What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism, and Creating an Ecological Society. Farooque Chowdhury, a freelance writer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, interviewed Magdoff for Countercurrents.

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Glyphosate Overuse Leads to Serious Immune System Concerns

16 May 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

Editorial By Henry Rowlands, Sustainable Pulse Director

In a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is dominating the global psyche, it is of course important to delve deeper into the background reasons for the failure of our immune systems to be able to cope with the serious threat of infectious diseases, which are likely to be a feature of the 21st century.

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Profitability, investment and the pandemic

16 May 2020 — Michael Roberts Blog

Last week’s speech by US Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington was truly shocking.  Powell told his audience of economists that “The scope and speed of this downturn are without modern precedent”. One shocking fact that he announced was that, according to a special Fed survey of ‘economic well-being’ among American households, “Among people who were working in February, almost 40% households making less than $40,000 a year had lost a job in March”!!!

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