Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
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.
Which way will the candidates fall on the free trade deal with Colombia?
Think trade liberalization in agriculture and industry is bad? What the United States and EU want to do with financial services is a train wreck about to happen.
The economics behind the food crisis.