Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
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?
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.