Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
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.
Without bothering to learn from the mistakes that until recently had it desperately seeking a new mission, the IMF again is turning into the world's financial firefighter.
The region's newfound independence may blunt the impact of global economic turmoil.
The November 15 economic summit isn't the best way to address many of the underlying issues that contributed to the global economic crisis in developing countries.
As Obama and McCain dodge the pressing issue of immigrants' rights, here's an immigration agenda for the next U.S. president.
Less travel, but also less investment in alternative energy: Columnist Michael Klare asks whether the crisis is a net plus or minus for the environment.