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After Traveling Europe, Robin Hood Drops in on Congress

Michelle Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michelle Chan

What do French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu have in common? They both support taxing harmful financial speculation to pay for global goods.

Sophie Delaunay of Doctors Without Borders USA (MSF) on Global Health Financing

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

It's quite ironic that on one hand there has never been such strong mobilization and acknowledgement of global health needs, and still, the funding and policies do not proportionately match the momentum or awareness.

In The Public Interest : New Insights into Preventing Wall Street Meltdowns and Reducing Debt

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

This Week's Basel Accord and New Poll Show How to Prevent Wall Street Meltdowns and Reduce the Debt with One Tool This week's news made the path for ...

Who Will Pay: Wall Street or Main Street , The Tobin Tax or the VAT?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Brown

Wall Street banks have been saved from bankruptcy by governments that are now going bankrupt themselves; but the banks are not returning the favor. Wall Street needs to be made to pay its fair share, but how?

An Interview With Joseph Stiglitz -- Regulation and the Euro Zone

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lia Petridis Maiello

Stiglitz explains the future of the Euro Zone, how it was possible to create a moral vacuum on Wall Street, why US citizens do not take their anger to the streets and how the US should follow Greece and start regulating now.

Protestors to Goldman Sachs: "You Are Not God" - Bernanke Explains Why

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Goldman Sachs is, in the words of Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi, "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."