development

Africa is a Creditor to the World

July 24, 2018

Capital flight from Africa, especially the illicit kind, is a far larger drain on the countries of the continent than previously thought and exceeds foreign loans and investment flows. PERI’s Leonce Ndikumana discusses his research findings

Another Massive Tax Break for Developers? One Key Official Says No

April 16, 2018

Baltimore’s latest proposal to overhaul a low income housing project and an abandoned outdoor mall may include a huge tax incentive for developers, but city council president Jack Young says he has “no appetite” for another tax break.

Argentine Government Bars Major NGO Representatives from WTO Meeting

December 3, 2017

In an unprecedented move that violates World Trade Organization rules, Argentina revoked accreditations of representatives of 20 NGOs, preventing them from attending the 11th WTO Meeting in Buenos Aires next week. Deborah James of CEPR explains the significance of this decision

Digital Superpowers Poised To Increase Global Inequities Under the Label of E-Commerce

November 20, 2017

Public forum sheds light on dangers ahead for most countries by the push for comprehensive deregulation backed by big players at the forefront of new technologies like Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Residents March Through Baltimore City Hall to Demand Affordable Housing Funds

November 9, 2017

Advocates delivered a petition to Baltimore finance officials to demand $40 million per year to fund affordable housing and fix blight, part of plan they say will restore equity to a city that has doled out big tax breaks to wealthy developers

Amid Flurry of Tax Breaks for Developers, Equitable Housing Law Languishes

October 4, 2017

A Real News investigation of the city’s inclusionary housing law reveals that despite a consensus change is needed, little has been done to fix it

The Real Baltimore

August 29, 2017
Baltimore housing officials have released few details on the plan which calls for redevelopment of Perkins Homes in South Baltimore, offering little reassurance to residents who have lived there for decades

Baltimore’s Tax Break System is Like a ‘Vending Machine’ for Wealthy Developers

June 16, 2017

A city councilman is calling for a hearing to scrutinize hundreds millions in tax breaks to developers as calls mount for more money to fund affordable housing by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

The Forgotten History of How the Government Segregated America

June 12, 2017
In part two, author Richard Rothstein says explicit unconstitutional housing policy of the 20th century created America’s enormous racial wealth gap

Tired of Tax Breaks for Wealthy Developers, Baltimore Activists Offer Affordable Housing Solution

May 15, 2017

A broad coalition of Baltimore housing advocacy groups are proposing a dedicated trust fund managed by community members to finance fixing vacant homes and building more affordable housing by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham