program on development

What’s Behind Global Emissions Decline, GDP Increase

December 14, 2015

PERI’s James Boyce breakdowns the policies that contributed to this first in the 21st century and how America can decouple itself from carbon

Higher Wages Will End Recession

March 3, 2013

Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: Targeting low inflation will deepen crisis; government must pass laws and intervene to facilitate a general rise in wages

Bradley Manning Tells Court Public Have the Right to Know About US War Crimes

March 1, 2013

American Attorney for Julian Assange, Michael Ratner, reports he was in the courtroom and witnessed Manning speak with confidence and intelligence as he detailed the outrages that drove him to upload the documents to Wikileaks

Inequality and the Environment

February 25, 2013

Part 2. James Boyce: In places where the income gap is greatest, the environment is more degraded for everyone

Subsidized Corn Destroying Global Bio-Diversity

February 25, 2013

Part 3. James Boyce: Industrial agriculture threatening existence of small farmers growing corn in Mexico and Guatemala; potatoes in Peru and the Andes; rice in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia – farmers who maintain the reservoir for adaptation of crops to new insects, new pests, and climate change

Sequestration Budget Cuts Will Deepen Recession – Both Parties Reject Stimulus

February 25, 2013

James Heintz: President Obama and GOP focus on budget cutting instead of creating more employment