With the constellation of the occupy protests and the broad international movement for the FTT, the moment for achieving the tax, and the critical revenue it can provide to help revive struggling economies, has never been greater.
In protecting Wall Street after the 2008 crash, the executive branch violated its core constitutional duty. It is now clear that there are virtually no limits on the magnitude of the crimes that the nation's most powerful private actors can commit with impunity.
If developing countries can't keep up their healthy growth of 2010 and create jobs, the global economy will lose the robust engine of growth it had counted on for the recovery.
This year more than 750 Global Agenda Council Members from all walks of life and from more than 80 countries have gathered in Abu Dhabi for a global brainstorming to develop the new models for global decision-making.
The economic story that the Republican Party is peddling to American voters is profoundly unpatriotic and dead wrong.
There needs to be a clear message coming from the public regarding exactly which changes are being sought. Perhaps there are too many views for everyo...
As the 2008-9 financial crisis spread from its epicenter in the United States to the rest of the world, policy makers found themselves in uncharted wa...
As markets warn of the risk of double-dip recession or even depression, politicians in Washington and Berlin -- who claim to believe in "free markets" -- fiddle while Rome may be about to burn.
A climate of bad and worse news followed by much talk and little action is leading people to a state of panic and fear.
What could help save the world economy would be if the world's politicians eliminated quick-fixes and looked at the underlying reasons for why our current growth model isn't working.
Studies show the growing gap between the rich and poor, the need for meaningful work, and the need for economic and labor policies that favor job creation. This need is global, and it's spiritual.
In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, Paul Volcker issued an eloquent warning against economic policymakers deliberately increasing the inflation rate.
Three years after Wall Street came unhinged, there has been too little progress made in fixing our financial system so that it works for all Americans, not just the titans of finance, and there have been few consequences for those who drove our economy over the cliff.
China's version of dollar diplomacy is helping to insulate Latin economies from the crisis. But it's also creating disputes over dumping, energy policy and technology.
Some brave economists have made it clear that we need a new International Monetary System, a "New Bretton Woods" sort of agreement in order to solve things in the long term. But still, what do we do with the existing debt crisis?
The idiom "the calm before the storm" signifies a quiet period before great excitement or activity. In case our leaders are missing it, the calm is o...