Rolando Alberto Marquez Benitez

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U.S. posts smallest job gains in three years

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The United States added just 74,000 jobs in December to mark the smallest gain in three years, a disappointing number …

NAFTA is falling short of its potential as a global economic bloc

Like a hockey player who looks great on paper but never quite lives up to his star billing on the ice, North America seems to be a perpetual disappointment as economic power blocs go.<p>For all its manifest faults, the European Union has created a vast free-trade area, with open internal borders, free …

U.S. Economy

German firms transplant European apprentice model to US

Schemes with free training and permanent positions offer an alternative to traditional US college route of career-building<p>As a high school junior in Charlotte, North Carolina, Hope Johnson thought she had things figured out. She'd been hit with wanderlust during an academic trip to Brazil, set her …

Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?

Noam Chomsky<p>The term “capitalism” is commonly used to refer to the U.S. economic system, with substantial state intervention ranging from subsidies …

Uprisings

Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian<p>Excerpted and edited from <i>Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New</i> …