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Commentary & Opinion
February 5, 2016 Does the IMF Composition Align with Whom it Represents'
Economy Watch - Similar discrepancies prevail in the World Bank, the World Trade Organization and other international institutions, which remain dominated by American, European and Japanese interests, as reflected by their voting...
February 5, 2016 From Grievance to Governance: 8 Features of Transformative CampaignsSource: Demos
Transformative Campaigns are a means to create the operational alignment our progressive infrastructure needs to build a new, and specific, type of power: the power to govern based on our values. The capacities needed to govern...
February 4, 2016 Excellent: Goldman Sachs Says Brexit Could Cause 20% Sterling SlumpSource: Forbes
Brexit is the idea that Britain will vote to leave the European Union when and if the referendum vote happens. I am not impartial on this matter: I think we should never have joined, the EU itself should not exist and that we and...
February 4, 2016 The TPP, World's Largest Trade Pact, Finally Gets SignedSource: Forbes
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has just been signed over in New Zealand and so we can welcome the world’s largest trade deal. Except, if we’re honest about these things, it’s not such a big deal really. Because the global level of...
February 2, 2016 U.S. vulnerable to global slowdown, volatility: Fed's FischerSource: Reuters
The U.S. economy could suffer, with inflation remaining too low, if recent volatility in financial markets persists and signals a slowdown in the global economy, the Federal Reserve's second-in-command said on Monday.
February 1, 2016 Editorial: Lessons of the Flint River disaster
The Tampa Tribune - They can be faulted for not complying with environmental laws or rigorously monitoring water quality. Candidates might consider such facts before bragging about how they would clip EPA's wings, even get rid of...
January 28, 2016 Free Trade With China Wasn't Such a Great Idea for the U.S.Source: Bloomberg
bloombergview.com - Autor, et al. show powerful evidence that industries and regions that have been more exposed to Chinese import competition since 2000 -- the year China joined the World Trade Organization -- have been hit hard...
January 27, 2016 Trudeau's pipeline policy far from clear
Toronto Sun - The headlines from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last week made Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seem like a burly defender of oil development: Trudeau tells off Leonard DiCaprio, Trudeau urges DiCaprio to...
January 22, 2016 You Say You Want a RevolutionSource: Larry Checco
The Republican and Democratic party establishments are both in a panic about their respective party’s outsider front-runners. Entrenched establishment leaders sense revolution in the air, and rightfully so.
January 20, 2016 If Bill de Blasio’s talking, he’s probably lyingSource: NY Post
Mayor de Blasio is consistent. He’ll never tell the truth when a lie will do. Or several lies when one isn’t enough, as has been the case from Day One with his bid to ban horse carriages.
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