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Social Spending

Banking That Wall Street Will Save Us From the Tea Party and Default?

Les Leopold | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Les Leopold

It's as if we've forgotten that these very same financiers not so very long ago took down the global economy with their bewildering array of fictitious financial instruments and gambling operations, many of which are still in play. Now we expect them to work in behalf of the common good?

When Reality Doesn't Bite -- Misconceptions about the IMF and Social Spending

Benedict Clements | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Benedict Clements

All too often we hear the claim that the programs the IMF supports in low-income countries hurt the most vulnerable by forcing cuts in social spending. This is a misconception.

The Gang of Six and Other Rogues

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.12.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Democrats should be enjoying a nice political windfall thanks to the Republicans' blunder on Medicare. But watch for the bipartisan Gang of Six to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory.

Is Ireland on the Brink of Economic Collapse?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sheldon Filger

Ireland's sovereign debt crisis is now clearly of catastrophic proportions, and the Irish nation is facing the very real danger of a sustained economic implosion.

It's Time to Grow Up

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Tripp

We can call it libertarianism, patriotism, conservatism, or anything we want, but the truth is this: an ideology of selfishness has gripped the nation.

Making up for Lost Time: Getting Back on Track to the Millennium Development Goals

Hugh Bredenkamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hugh Bredenkamp

With only five years to go until the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the poverty reduction agenda has been set back. All is not lost, however. Reducing poverty on a massive scale is doable.

The National Interest

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Legislative and media attention is rotating from health care to financial reform. Yet few are talking about the balance sheet of the Federal Government. Historically they don't. We have seen this story unfold before.