Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
A second contribution of labor standards is promotion of good governance and reduction of corruption.
Despite the IMF's reformist rhetoric about "bailing in" foreign investors and distributing adjustment costs more equitably, there is nothing novel about the new IMF standby credit. It is once again about bailing out banks and bondholders.
We should be urging changes to a Bush foreign policy that has diminished the importance of peacemaking and international human rights.
It is time India realizes that it has to develop its own low-cost farming strategies, suited to the needs of the country.
So much for nuclear weapons as a deterrent against war
The new IMF prescription of fiscal austerity and no capital controls makes little economic sense.
brief review of Argentina's decline from poster child of the IMF and Wall Street during most of the 1990s
"Free and fair" elections under a military government imply continuity of military rule, not a transfer of power to an elected parliament.
Russia's former republics have fixed borders, but Russia's conception of its own southern frontier appears to remain undefined. After a casual meeting with the presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan in Aktau, Kazakhstan on July 6
The dynamics of the system of deregulated, finance-driven global capitalism are the central problem of the current economy.