Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Among the most embarrassing, yet often overlooked economic policies of the Bush and Clinton years was the penchant for making other countries restrict capital controls, even though such controls had proved effective against financial volatility.
Economic and political elites are converging on Global Social Democracy as a solution to the current economic crisis. Columnist Walden Bello offers a timely critique of this new consensus.
As financial crisis looms, the Philippines look to overseas Filipinos to keep the country together.
Here's an innovative way to tackle the economic crisis and global warming in one sweeping proposal.
We've got the best opportunity in 60 years to create a more pro-people global financial order.
This contradictory document identifies financial institution failures and calls for new regulatory measures, and at the same time, salutes the free market and some of the institutions behind the financial and economic crisis.
If rich countries respond to their own financial woes by slashing aid to the world's poorest countries, the Millennium Development Goals will end up on the boulevard of broken dreams.
Favoring fair trade over NAFTA-style policies helped Obama and dozens of congressional candidates prevail in the 2008 elections.
African nations will need help coping with fallout from the international financial crisis which they played no part in creating.
With the world's most impoverished people bearing the brunt of a crisis they had no role in creating, donor countries should come up with a $300 billion package to cushion the economic shock.