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Argentina & The Emerging Market Crisis

February 28, 2014
James Henry: Facing a surging public deficit, Argentina has devalued its currency in response to the Fed’s tapering of quantitative easing and China’s slowed purchasing of imports

Inequality and Instability

February 17, 2014
Policy measures and increased Chinese demand for minerals have respectively led to a narrowing of inequality in Latin America and sub- Saharan Africa, while inequality has risen in the former Soviet countries and Asia

Speculators Are Buying Up Vacant Properties With Mixed Results For Cities

February 15, 2014

Bill Black: As private equity and investment firms purchase vacant properties, it’s leading to the restoration of homes and a decline in vacancy, but also causing a decline in tax revenue in some cities

The Economics of the 1%

February 12, 2014
John Weeks: A fundamental misconception of neoliberal economics is that governments need to balance their budgets like a household

How the Working Class Can Fight Corporate Giants

December 3, 2013
Leo Panitch: Giant corporations like Wal-Mart actively suppress unionization among workers

France

November 26, 2013
Groups say President Hollande broke his promise to tax the wealthy. Instead, he’s increased sales taxes which adversely affect the working class.

Bill de Blasio

November 5, 2013
Ari Paul: Serious questions remain over NYC mayor-elect De Blasio’s progressive credentials

US Government Shutdown

October 16, 2013
Democrats must transform debt limit deal into a victory for progressives