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Can GDP Growth and Carbon Emissions be Delinked?

April 11, 2016

Nate Aden of the World Resource Institute identifies 21 countries that succeeded in maintaining economic growth while also decreasing carbon emissions – can this feat be replicated elsewhere?

Why Did Economy Shrink So Dramatically During the First Quarter of 2014?

June 26, 2014

Robert Pollin: Five years after the Great Recession, austerity as the dominant policy agenda is keeping the recovery weak

Reality Asserts Itself - Robert Johnson

June 10, 2014
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Johnson says the scale of the political investment of finance – six, seven hundred million dollars – is overwhelming. With the political power of finance, do we still have a democracy?

Who Benefits from Austerity?

January 26, 2014
John Weeks: The UK announces tens of billions of dollars of cuts to social programs despite a poor economic recovery

Trade Rules and the Operations of Multinational Corporations

January 15, 2014
President Obama’s fast track process for TPP gets dealt another blow by leaked environment chapter

Bill Black: Volcker Rule Approved But “Not Enforceable”

December 11, 2013

Former financial regulator Bill Black says 863-page Volcker rule will allow banks to continue their risky financial derivative bets by claiming speculation is mere hedging.

Nigeria Overtakes South Africa as Continent’s Largest Economy

November 4, 2013

Leonce Ndikumana: Nigeria revises economic data and will displace S.A. as Africa’s largest economy.

Canada and EU to Ink Largest Trade Agreement since NAFTA

October 28, 2013

CETA prioritizes investor and intellectual property rights above environmental and consumer regulations.

Federal Reserve in Uncharted Territory

October 17, 2013

Global Economist, Yilmaz Akyuz, on the Crisis of Financial Crisis Management.

Economist: “There’s Absolutely Nothing Resembling A Debt Crisis In The US”

October 1, 2013

Interests payments on US debt are at an historic low.