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Thomas Fazi

Thomas Fazi is a writer, journalist, and activist. He is the author of The Battle for Europe: How an Elite Hijacked a Continent – and How We Can Take It Back (Pluto, 2014) and of Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World, co-authored with economist Bill Mitchell (Pluto, 2017).

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06.07.2018
Los paraísos fiscales deben ser abolidos, pero no por los motivos que crees

Comúnmente se cree que abordar la elusión y la evasión fiscal es crucial para la viabilidad del estado de bienestar y para la sostenibilidad de las finanzas públicas en Europa. Sin embargo, una correcta comprensión de la economía, nos cuenta una historia diferente.

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27.02.2018
Italy’s elections: what do they mean for Europe?

Distinguishing between drama and reality is key to understanding an Italian election that lacks substance on all sides when it comes to Europe.

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16.02.2018
Tax havens must be closed, but not for the reasons you think

It's not just about the tax havens, the state can do better than blaming tax evasion for poor public services.

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29.11.2017
The Reforms that Europe Doesn’t Need

European progressives must prevent Macron and others' efforts to increase the extent of the EU's fiscal union, as these will only make Europe more undemocratic and neoliberal.

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09.05.2017
What is Needed is a Progressive Vision of National Sovereignty

Rather than letting the Right monopolise the idea of national sovereignty, the Left must construct a progressive vision of it and centre it in their politics.

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25.05.2016
TTIP: We Were Right All Along

Viewed with suspicion, TTIP hangs over us like a dark cloud. Deemed as a threat to social rights, welfare, the environment and constitutional sovereignty, a civil society resistance movement continues to gain traction. In light of a recent leak by Greenpeace Netherlands further exposing these threats, it is time now to reassess the state of play.

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27.02.2014
Quantitative Easing for the People!

Despite some positive signs, the European economy remains extraordinarily weak. To escape deflation and solve problems like unemployment, what is needed is a whole new approach to getting money into the economy.

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18.02.2014
Germany’s Backdoor Bail-Out

The sovereign bail-outs of Greece, Ireland, Spain and other countries are often framed as loans handed out to the poor, irresponsible countries of the periphery by rich, responsible countries like Germany. They might come with very harsh conditions attached, but their aim is nonetheless to help the recipients. But is that really the case?

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