Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
The race for the presidency has crystallized the debate about what to do about "globalization," a short-hand way of describing the increasing tendency of firms to locate production abroad, often for the purpose of exporting goods back to the United States rather than producing for the local market.
From rallying and letter writing, the Save Darfur movement is now taking a page from history and looking to divestment to end the atrocities in Darfur.
The Washington Consensus is dead. Here's what needs to take its place.
The CEO-worker pay gap is finally getting some high-profile attention from Presidential candidates. But lawmakers still aren't doing nearly enough to tackle the gap.
The grassroots transfer of money from North to South can be a powerful tool of cross-border organizing.
Umpire, this game is fixed! Zoellick is poised to replace Wolfowitz in the World Banks latest one-horse-race.
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?