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Third World Countries

World Bank: the Incredible Shrinking Economy

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Heilbrunn

More and more, the danger of a rerun of the 1930s, in which extremist movements profit from financial depression, looms as a real prospect.

The Hypocrisy of the West

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Cohen

The Third World exists in a precarious state of neo colonial dependency and cannot follow our path out of economic disaster because we insist they don't.

Timothy Geithner and his Father's Legacy in Microcredit

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Geithner grew up in Zimbabwe, India and Thailand. It would have been impossible for him to not have seen what true poverty is and how his father was helping to establish part of the solution.

Larry Mellon's Inspiring Mid-Life Crisis

Diana Odasso | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diana Odasso

As I reflect on my holiday experience last year and in light of this year's economic and moral climate, I marvel on the ability of a few to change the lives of many.

Bailing Out a Leaky Boat

Judith Blau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judith Blau

As the sub-prime mortgage crisis spread to all financial sectors of the US and quickly to the rest of the world, the media heaped praise on governments for bailing out financial institutions.

A Triangle of Human Suffering

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mia Farrow

As long as we are more concerned about protecting the interests of governments and businesses than protecting people from needless suffering and death, tragedies like those in Darfur and Chad will continue.

My Talk with Fareed Zakaria: Obama Must Face A Post-American World

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

I talked with Zakaria about what Obama faces as president: he will have to deal with China, India, and the developing world as they aspire to catch up with America.