Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
People looking to get excited about American democracy in an election year needn't look further than the current proposals on poor country debt relief from multilateral institutions being put forward by the presidential campaigns.
Women workers are good for trade, but is trade good for women workers?
Trade ministers from the Americas are meeting in Miami November 20-21 to discuss plans to completeor drastically scale back the scope ofthe negotiations of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
The Bush administration has pledged $350 million to tsunami relief. Its a safe bet that at least $248 million of that money will be spent right here in the U.S.
Right now, there is a vacancy for the most senior post in official world development circles, a job that is of direct interest to billions of people across the globe. The process and candidates are shrouded in secrecy and the only candidates in the running are U.S. citizens.
Dick Cheney, a long-time beneficiary of World Bank largess, has moved to take ownership of the world’s development coffers through his man, Wolfowitz.
John Paul's vision of globalization sharply countered the pro-corporate triumphalism spread by "free trade" boosters.
Two contradictory visions of globalization are sweeping around the world.
When historians look back over the past 25 years, one of the great crimes they will identify is the Third World debt crisis.
With annual lending to Latin American countries surpassing $8 billion annually, the IDB has significant influence over the region’s economies.