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Marshall Plan

A Marshall Plan for the Middle East?

Glenn Hubbard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Glenn Hubbard

All prosperous countries of the world got that way not through government infrastructure, food aid, or NGO projects, but through the growth of a domestic business sector.

Republican Congress: Back to the USSR

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Republicans claim to value the military, but it appears that many don't actually respect what the military values. If they did, they would be crawling over each other to understand and bolster our non-military, diplomatic security programs.

An Alternate History of the Energy Crisis

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

What if the United States had been forced to cut down on gas starting in 1948? U.S. auto companies likely wouldn't have become the bumbling boneheads of the industrial world.

Private Initiative Marshall Plan Launches for the New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been working in Haiti since Christmas 1999. That New Year's Eve I hired my first staff -- my first local partner -- with a handshake at the Ol...

A New Marshall Plan for a New Generation

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

Like so many problems in public policy today, America's erratic foreign policy is ultimately an issue younger generations will have to solve. Partisan, extreme solutions will not suffice.

Brad Pitt Leads the Way in Building a Sustainable, Affordable, Energy-Efficient Community in New Orleans

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Make It Right Foundation is an extraordinary laboratory for innovation and creative design in building a green-energy, efficient community at affordable prices.

A Misguided Deficit Commission

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Obama Administration's Deficit Commission is at best errant in its mission and at worst a bait-and-switch ploy being run on the American people.

Applause for Chairman Berman's New Foreign Aid Legislation

George Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Ingram

Berman recently released a working draft of new legislation authorizing U.S. foreign assistance. This is a major step toward building a 21st century approach for promoting development.

Aid Reform Within Reach: Time for the President to Lead

George Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
George Ingram

The United States is falling short in getting the most bang for its development buck. Even our best aid projects often fail to maximize the benefits for either effective development or national interests.

Why Countries Like Haiti Matter to the Well-Being of Everyday Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Creamer

The world economy is not a zero sum game. For us to be richer, someone else doesn't have to be poorer. In fact just the opposite is true.

From Narcocracy to Democracy... Can a Marshall Plan Contain Haiti's Global Drug Trade?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The IMF has proposed a plan that might help Haiti build a new foundation for nation building. But if this plan is to succeed it will need to contain the global drug trade that dominates Haiti's economy.

Why We Need a "Marshall Plan" for Haiti

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

If we seize this chance, we can help the people of Haiti escape their cycle of poverty and deprivation fueled by merciless natural disasters. The international community owes them a Marshall Plan-magnitude effort.

A Long Twilight Struggle: America's Role in an Age of Terror

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

Kennedy's phrasing is often used to describe the Cold War with communism, but I think his "twilight struggle" referred to the human condition itself.

U.S. Fears $53 Billion Spent On Reconstruction In Iraq Will Go To Waste

nytimes.com | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In its largest reconstruction effort since the Marshall Plan, the United States government has spent $53 billion for relief and reconstruction in Iraq...

Imagine if the Today's Right-Wing Were Around for Nuremberg

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The right-wing radicals, unanimous in their agreement that KSM should not be tried in the U.S. courts, aren't just crazy, they're un-American. We don't take people out and shoot them without trials.

The Annan Plan

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

A Marshall Plan for Africa would fight and stop the expansion of heartless capitalism in Subsaharan Africa and increase agricultural output beyond pre-independence levels.

Sachsterly

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The rescue of the bottom billion is only a reality if Mr. Sachs and Mr. Easterly put their outstanding intellectual skills to work instead of trying to win a debate that academics will perpetuate so long as they exist.

The Academic Man's Burden

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Academics are laggards, eternal followers that lack the ability to innovate and continue to inhabit a world of quantitative models oftentimes not descriptive of today's reality.

On Julie & Julia, the Fake Movieland France and My Non-Buttery Menu

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barbara Probst Solomon

This past weekend, I was dumbfounded at the movie vision of a 1948 Paris resplendent with sumptuous food portrayed in Julie & Julia. That year much of Europe was suffering from starvation.

The Italian Job: What the 2009 G8 Summit Must Deliver on Health and Aid for Africa

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

While non-G8 donors are responsible for a quarter of the total African aid increase since 2005, and are delivering on their side of the deal, aid from the G8 countries has actually fallen.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

I don't think we'll ever teach Afghan warlords to like democracy and grow cotton instead of poppies.

The Future of Bush's Past

Stuart Blumin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Blumin

History will identify the Bush-Cheney administration as the last holdout of the Age of Carbon, using its crucial eight years to block every effort to end the reign of fossil fuels.

Trillions and Quadrillions

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patrick Takahashi

The world needs to spend $45 trillion to halve planet-warming carbon dioxide by 2050.It's hard to focus on global warming when oil is selling for $40 a barrel and it is freezing outside.

Marshall Plan Lessons for Iraq

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nicolaus Mills

MARSHALL PLAN LESSONS FOR IRAQ By Nicolaus Mills A soon-to-be-released government study of the American-led reconstruction of Iraq, which President ...

A Marshall Plan for Education to Restore America's Prestige in the World

Stephen Shames | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Shames

The financial crisis has taught us that in today's global economy, America's fortunes are inseparable from Main Streets of other countries. Today's flat world will rise or fall as one.