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August 26, 2015
China’s Meltdown Goes Deeper Than the Stock Market
The market’s volatility hurts share prices, but the turbulence in China’s real economy has plunged workers into poverty and fatal risks on the job.
August 19, 2015
Is an Obama Donor Tying the President’s Hands on Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis?
Vulture-fund investor Marc Lasry—who raised $500,000 for Obama in 2012—stands to gain if the commonwealth is not bailed out.
August 8, 2015
How El Salvador’s Supreme Court Is Undermining Democracy—With Washington’s Help
WikiLeaks has exposed US government collusion with the chamber’s destabilization strategy.
July 23, 2015
The Syriza Syndrome and Italy’s Political Establishment
Why doesn’t Italy, with its strong left-wing traditions, have a Podemos like Spain?
July 23, 2015
Is Goldman Sachs Partly to Blame for Greece’s Debt Crisis?
The bank should be held morally accountable for its risky deal-making, says Reich. Nonsense, says Cohan—that's “populist demagoguery.”
William D. Cohan
Robert B. Reich
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July 21, 2015
How Hedge and Vulture Funds Have Exploited Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis
For this island teetering on bankruptcy, debt renegotiation is imminent—but on whose terms?
July 20, 2015
Should Greece Leave the Euro?
Economists disagree on whether it’s the best of what are now only bad options. But they do agree on one thing: The latest bailout plan will only lead to more suffering.
July 14, 2015
Why the Spanish Government Opposes Debt Relief for Greece
Any concession to Syriza could translate into an electoral boost for Spain’s own anti-austerity party, Podemos.
July 13, 2015
The Troika’s Ultimatum to Greece Is Terrible. Leaving the Euro Would Be Worse.
Those who blithely call for exit haven’t fully imagined what that would mean for Greek citizens.
July 8, 2015
The Roots of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis—and Why Austerity Will Not Solve It
The US government is at least partially responsible for the emergency, which is affecting millions of what are effectively second-class US citizens.