Prabhat Patnaik
Mexico’s move to shunt out neoliberal agenda holds lessons for India

Alongside efforts to reclaim control over Mexico’s natural resources, the Andrés Manuel López Obrador government is also planning to recapture control over its Central Bank

G-7 offers crumbs from its table to ‘developing’ countries

As of now, the total unvaccinated population in the world numbers 6.8 billion. The one billion doses promised by the G-7 countries can meet the needs of only 7.4% of this number

Biden’s corporate tax rate plan signals return to social democratic agenda

The final outcome of the post-COVID massive wealth redistributive program remains to be seen, but what is clearly being seen is the end of the neoliberal phase of world capitalism

IMF’s double standards on pandemic packages

While supporting fiscal stimulus by rich nations, the International Monetary Fund’s imposition of fiscal austerity on Third World may aggravate economic crisis and hit the poor most

Why Modi govt. looked the other way on giving cash relief during pandemic

Timidity vis-à-vis international finance capital, callousness toward people, and cynicism in manipulating the electorate and legislators, have made the Modi government one of the most ultra-Right governments in the world

Why are people going hungry if India has surplus foodgrain stocks?

A country that ranks 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index can’t be said to be self-sufficient in foodgrains. The surplus stocks are due to shortage of purchasing power in peoples’ hands

Why agriculture shouldn’t be left to free market

The prices as well as the quantities of the agricultural produce in a free market would be far from socially optimal and are likely to be socially disastrous

India’s move toward a de facto unitary state

India is being pushed toward a de facto unitary state, with States being kept totally out of the loop in decision-making, as seen in the new agricultural laws, goods and services tax compensation, Jammu and Kashmir bifurcation and new National Education Policy.

Why third world workers were worst hit by the pandemic

Advanced countries have been more open-handed in fiscal support for their economies, in particular for workers, while Third World countries have been extremely niggardly, not necessarily out of choice (except in the case of India)

The rising wealth of billionaires even amid a pandemic

It is inevitable under capitalism that every human tragedy which unleashes a crisis in this system becomes an occasion for an increase in wealth concentration, writes Prabhat Patnaik

One hundred years of Indian communism

The Left has steadfastly opposed neoliberal policies, but there are new challenges of repression and ‘othering’, unleashed by authoritarian/fascist regimes, that need to be faced now

Modi’s farm bills totally kowtow to imperialist agenda

Imperialism has been pushing countries like India to become food import-dependent and divert land devoted to foodgrain toward crops that imperialist countries can’t grow

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