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 …

More than half of the US jobs added in December were temporary

Temping is a growing part of the US economy as more employers are hiring more temporary staff, even in a slow growth month like December.<p>A record share of the US economy, 2.06% of all US nonagricultural jobs, is now made up of temporary jobs, topping the previous peak, 2.03%, set in April 2000, …

German firms transplant European apprentice model to US

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 sights on London's Richmond University and hoped to pursue a career in diplomacy.<p>It was just the kind of white-collar job …

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> …