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“The First Cotton Gin,” Harper’s Weekly, December 18, 1869

Capitalism’s newest critics offer a groundbreaking account of slavery, but does their economic history add up?

Chinese and American flags

How Washington’s and Beijing’s visions for the future may turn into a nightmare.

Nearly forty years after Ford told New York to drop dead, the city is still here—but forever changed.

Helen Clark

Clark discusses the work of UNDP, the launch of the 2013 Human Development Report in Mexico, the Millennium Development Goals and the many challenges that the UN will face in the future.

Bank of Cyprus

This tiny nation has been pushed off a cliff to "save" the eurozone. Reunification may be the only way to turn the island's fortunes around.

Public ownership

Hey, look it over—public ownership is the most effective way to fix America’s economy.

The strange thing about last week’s Brussels compact is that it is irrelevant to the task at hand—avoiding collapse of the euro.

All of the plans on the table for solving the debt crisis, including the finalized plan, are far removed from the needs and wants of ordinary Americans. 

While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.

Blogs

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014

Backed by US development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.

September 12, 2014

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

September 4, 2014

With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab Spring.

July 2, 2014

It’s a giveaway to the fossil fuel industry. Global climate justice advocates are fighting instead for clean, renewable energy.

May 7, 2014

Expanding energy access makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is using a failed scheme—like carbon trading—to pay for it.

April 11, 2014

Washington is threatening to withhold development aid unless El Salvador adopts economic policies that Salvadorans just voted against.

March 18, 2014

The migration of highly skilled workers can pay dividends for immigrants and their employers, but it produces losers as well.

February 26, 2014

It was clear then, as it is now, that "free-trade" agreements are disasters for workers and the environment.

February 15, 2014

One candidate’s push to move New York past the new “gilded age.”

June 13, 2013