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Development Folks, What Can We Learn From the Private Sector?
Practice Manager, Governance & Inclusive Institutions,World Ba...
If governments, service providers, and donors learned from the private sector and treated recipients of public services like actual customers, greater sustainable development could be achieved.
'Public-Private Partnerships' Sound Great, But Private Investment Requires Public Accountability
Executive Director, In the Public Interest
As America sought a path out of the shadow of the Great Depression, we quickly realized that austerity was not the answer. Rather than shove our hands in our pockets and mutter something about "the new normal," we opted to dream big.
An Open Letter to the One Percent
Anthony W. Orlando
Assistant Lecturer in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at...
You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.
Subsidizing Energy Consumption: Why it's Wrong and What Can Be Done About it
Director of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department
Employees Forced To Bring Their Own Toilet Paper To Work
In Times of Consecutive Crises, Is Fiscal Policy the Answer?
Executive Director, World Bank
If teachers don't perform their duties in school and students don't learn, or roads are actually not constructed properly, fiscal policy will have little traction when it comes to growth and social welfare.
There's Even More Reason To Panic About The Fiscal Cliff
Why It's Time To Speak Up For Libraries
Senior Books Editor, The Huffington Post
If information is power, then public libraries are the essence of democracy and freedom. Yet they are under threat from a litany of cuts.
A Five-Point Checklist To Prepare for Another Global Crisis
Director of Financial Advisory and Banking Services at the Wor...
Imagine you are minister of finance in an average developing country. Suddenly you learn that a new global crisis may be looming in the horizon.
Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?
Christian leader for social change; President and Founder @Soj...
Cutting programs that help the most vulnerable isn't going to get us out of financial trouble, or reduce the deficit in ways that we now need.
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How Public Spending Can Help Countries Grow
Executive Director, World Bank
Beyond the epicenter of the economic crisis -- the US and Western Europe -- public spending has had an indeterminate effect on spurring GDP growth in developing countries.
The Appeal of Austerity Is Fading -- Where Is Obama?
Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
Where is the high-profile Obama speech making clear that the top priority for now is putting America back to work, and that deficit reduction will come when the economy is back on track?
Memorial Day Recap: War, Spending, and Employment
Apparently, we do not yet have the guts to shift from the neo-classical orthodoxy. Chicago school economics is still too much our religion. It persists until we all go on food stamps.
The New Deal in Reverse: How the Obama Administration Ended Up Where Franklin Roosevelt Began
Visiting Professor, New York University; Author, 'Wall Street:...
Exactly because the New Deal showed itself ever readier to junk the ancien régime and say goodbye to its erstwhile corporate friends, it was rewarded handsomely at the polls. None of that, apparently, will be repeated in 2010.
Growth: Never More Needed, Never More Misunderstood
President, Pento Portfolio Strategies
What constitutes real growth and the pathway to achieve it has never before been more confused. Real growth comes from empowering the private sector by cutting taxes and reducing public spending.
Why Contraception Saves Money and Prevents Abortion
Dr. Peter Klatsky
Physician & Fertility Specialist
While I respect the opinions of those who oppose abortion, I do not understand why those same leaders would then
to reduce abortions.
Mordor Brightens; Obama's Challenge -- And Ours
President, Public Citizen
We have a long way to go to escape from the Dark Days. The test that may well determine the character of the Obama administration, whether it succeeds or fails, is the deepening recession.
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