Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
A review of "Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Crisis of American Capitalism," by Kevin Phillips (Viking, 2008).
Pundits should stop urging the Democratic nominee to drink poisoned "free trade" Kool-Aid.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics represents a golden opportunity for the brand-conscious sportswear industry to associate its products with the cherished Olympic brand.
A new mega-mall in Dhaka is symbolic of the flawed approach to solving Bangladesh's problems.
The food price crisis has made demand more acute and supplies even scarcer, but it hasn't really changed the underlying problems with food aid as a response to hunger.
Opposition parties organized a non-binding referendum to fight government efforts to gut a constitutional ban on private investment in the oil industry.
According to Mark Engler, the future of globalization is in question. Will the fight between "imperial globalization" and "corporate globalization" lead to the rise of democratic globalization"?
Can global institutions and governments, in the midst of a food crisis, finally get it right?
Will the WTOs Doha talks come back from the dead?
China has bought into the extravaganza of commodification that is modern Olympism and, in so doing, the country's buy-in to consumer capitalism is almost complete.