Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Sam Daley-Harris argues for improving microfinance so that it lives up to its potential. Robert Pollin counters that microfinance must be embedded in a larger development program.
Is microcredit the solution to global poverty? Yes and no....
The problem with the World Bank is much bigger than Paul Wolfowitz.
Before confirming Zoellick as its next president, the World Bank should ask him a simple question: Are you, like your predecessor, aiming to get rich off of eliminating poverty?
Robert Zoellick, a tone-deaf, name-calling steely opportunist, is the wrong choice to lead the Bank.
In the wake of Wolfowitz's resignation, it's time to address the World Bank's excessively high salaries.
Meeting is great, Patrick Bond writes, but WSF activists need to converge on strategy, generate joint actions, and forge cross-sectoral ties.
Corporate sponsorshop? Soldiers with red berets and AK-47s? Adam Ma'anit argues that another Forum is possible.
Latin America leads the way out of the global debt machine.
The Forum brought 70,000 people to Nairobi. But, Emira Woods asks, where was the Kenyan government support?