Berto Jongman: China Penetrates Middle East

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

China’s Xi On Whirlwind Tour to Boost Mideast Trade

China actively promoting a new ‘Silk Road’ which would involve China as the key power of Eurasia

The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, has embarked on a tour of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Officially, he will not be speaking of politics, but only of economy. China is proposing that the states of the Near East participate in the construction of a new « Silk Road » in order to enhance their development and liberate themselves from Western colonialism.

Originally appeared at Voltaire Network

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Feb 10

Steve Aftergood: CRS on the “Gig” Economy

Steven Aftergood

Steven Aftergood

What Does the Gig Economy Mean for Workers?

“The gig economy is the collection of markets that match providers to consumers on a gig (or job) basis in support of on-demand commerce.  . . .   Recent trends in on-demand commerce suggest that gig workers may represent a growing segment of the U.S. labor market.

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Feb 10

Counterpunch: Why Michael Hudson is the World’s Best Economist

counterpunch squareWhy Michael Hudson is the World’s Best Economist

Michael Hudson is the best economist in the world. Indeed, I could almost say that he is the only economist in the world. Almost all of the rest are neoliberals, who are not economists but shills for financial interests.

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Feb 5

Mongoose: House of Saud, House of Terror — a Pawn in Bankers’ Deliberate Take-Down of Europe and Russia

Mongoose

Mongoose

Below the fold are four headlines, all but one from Pepe Escobar, that tie together three facts:

  1. Saudi Arabia is the single greatest source of global terror.
  2. Saudi Arabia may be about to crash and have a coup.
  3. The banking families are out to destroy Russia while shorting Europe.

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Jan 27