Economic development

Debt: Just Forget It Debt: Just Forget It

For two decades the International Monetary Fund and its major client, the US Treasury, have made privatization, austere social budgets and market deregulation conditions of loans...

Nov 4, 1999 / Editorial / Jeff Faux

Sen’s Sensibility Sen’s Sensibility

Some years ago, I had the good fortune to befriend an extended family who lived in a poor shantytown in the southern reaches of Santiago, Chile.

Nov 18, 1999 / Books & the Arts / James North

Millions for Viagra, Pennies for Diseases of the Poor Millions for Viagra, Pennies for Diseases of the Poor

Almost three times as many people, most of them in tropical countries of the Third World, die of preventable, curable diseases as die of AIDS.

Jul 1, 1999 / Feature / Ken Silverstein

Free Trade and the ‘Starving Child’ Defense Free Trade and the ‘Starving Child’ Defense

Ajit Singh Ajit Singh, who graduated from Punjab University and obtained his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, is professor of economics at Cambridge University.

Apr 5, 2000 / Feature / Various Contributors

Jubilee 2000: Paying Our Debts Jubilee 2000: Paying Our Debts

A massive natural disaster reminds us why people worldwide have been engaged by the issue of debt relief.

Apr 5, 2000 / Feature / Robert W. Edgar

Pakistan on the Brink Pakistan on the Brink

Pakistan today is a complete mess, a sad example of what can happen when a once-favored "frontline state" is reduced to the status of a cold war orphan.

Mar 30, 2000 / Feature / Tariq Ali

We Need to Build a Cleaner Economy, So Let’s Do It We Need to Build a Cleaner Economy, So Let’s Do It

On Morning Joe, Katrina vanden Heuvel defends President Obama by saying that his White House speech Tuesday night was humane, but "we need deeds."

Jun 17, 2010 / Video / MSNBC

Katrina vanden Heuvel on All Things Considered: Debt Ceiling Compromises and Consequences Katrina vanden Heuvel on All Things Considered: Debt Ceiling Compromises and Consequences

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.  

Aug 1, 2011 / Audio / NPR

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