inequality

Globalization, Inequality & the Predictable Corporate Takeover of the WTO (1/2)

Our World Is Not For Sale: 2018 World Trade Organization Public Forum

December 3, 2018
TRNN release exclusive footage of Deborah James, Vahini Naidu, Prerna Bomzan, Richard Kozul-Wright and Ravi Kanth at the OWINFS session at the 2018 World Trade Organization Public Forum with featured clips in Part 1 and full length footage in Part 2.
Endemic Market Failure and Inequality

Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism

November 29, 2018
Dennis Kelleher, CEO of Better Markets, speaks at the forum, “Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism,” held in Washington DC, on October 19, 2018
How Inequality Increases Environmental Damage for Everyone (But Not Equally)

How Inequality Increases Environmental Damage for Everyone (But Not Equally)

November 27, 2018

James Boyce of PERI discusses how inequalities in power encourage the creation of environmental damage. Inequality disempowers some communities while allowing the powerful to profit at the environment’s and everyone else’s expense

What can Britain Teach the US About Curbing Gun Violence?

What can Britain Teach the US About Curbing Gun Violence?

November 27, 2018

After a 1996 school shooting, Britain implemented tough gun control laws. Today they have 100 times fewer gun deaths than the United States

Inequality undermines democracy

November 23, 2018

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram / IPS News. SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 2018 (IPS) – Economic inequality – involving both income and wealth concentration – has risen in nearly all world regions since the 1980s. Gross economic inequalities moderated for much of the 20th century, especially after World War Two until…

Sears Bankruptcy Engineered to Benefit Executives and Stiff Workers

Sears Bankruptcy Engineered to Benefit Executives and Stiff Workers

November 20, 2018

Executives of Sears stand to gain up to $1 million in bonuses, should Sears be liquidated, and $500,000 if it’s restructured. Meanwhile, ordinary workers at Sears are being laid off without severance payments. Bill Black talks about how US bankruptcy law is rigged to favor executives

A Blueprint for Linking Trade to Full Employment and Domestic Industrialization (Pt 2/2)

2018 TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT: Interview with UNCTAD’s Richard Kozul-Wright

November 16, 2018
To avert the continuing and growing inequities of global trade, UNCTAD's 2018 Trade and Development Report calls for a serious look at the 1948 Havana Charter, the initial attempt to establish a managed multilateral trading system. But what makes the current multilateral trading system so different from the world order envisaged in the 1948 Havana Charter? In a 2 part interview, that question among others is put to UNCTAD’s Chief Economist, Richard Kozul-Wright