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The Global Deal: A New Economic Consensus

Sabina Dewan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Sabina Dewan

Underneath the rumble of political debates, the tender shoots of a new global consensus around commonsense, practical and progressive economics are emerging. It's what Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven calls the Global Deal -- a new compromise between capital and labor that would ensure shared prosperity by putting jobs at the center of global macroeconomic policy.

Top 10 Worst Countries for Workers' Rights: The Ranking No Country Should Want

Sharan Burrow | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Sharan Burrow

The latest ranking of workers' rights includes the global top ten, of which no country should want to be part, and reveals Gulf States and North Africa workers are among the world's worst treated.

Is the Global Economy Out of Time?

Sharan Burrow | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Sharan Burrow

As the World Bank and the IMF meet in Washington this week, people are asking, is the global economy finally out of time? The financial institutions said once again 2014 could be the year the global economy emerged from six years of recession and slow growth. They were wrong again.

The Worst Places On The Planet To Be A Worker

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business

Where are the worst places on the planet to be a worker? A new report by the International Trade Union Confederation, an umbrella organization of ...

Qatar: A Conspiracy of Silence

Sharan Burrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Sharan Burrow

Governments, corporations, FIFA and even the UN willingly take billions of dollars of Qatari money and the price appears to be a blind eye to 21st century slavery.

Is the G20 Jobs Train Ready to Leave the Station?

Sharan Burrow | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Sharan Burrow

This week a group of government officials, meeting in a Moscow hotel, could set in train advice for their G20 leaders that creates jobs and restores balance to a global economy wrecked by inequality.

Democracy of the Banks, by the Banks, for the Banks

Sharan Burrow | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Sharan Burrow

The global economic orthodoxy is being widely rejected by people who are pessimistic about the direction their country is taking. Most people have little faith that the lives of their children and future generations will be better off.

It's Not the Economy, Stupid... It's Employment

Sharan Burrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Sharan Burrow

Anyone who has lived in an area with high unemployment knows how it erodes social bonds, lowers the resilience of the unemployed and their families, and damages the prospects of the next generation. No country can afford to lose a generation to unemployment.

Colombia Retains Position as the Most Dangerous Country in Latin America

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

Colombia was ranked the most violent country in Latin America, and the top 11th most violent country in the world in the 2010.