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  • January 6, 2000

    Home Discomforts

    Isn't it curious how often the policy disaster that is posited as the thing that will never happen takes place within minutes?

    Katha Pollitt

  • November 18, 1999

    Whose Trade?

    PARTICIPANTS IN THE FORUM

    Walden Bello, author of Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty (Food First), is executive director of the Bangkok-b

    Various Contributors

  • November 18, 1999

    Global Is as Global Does?

    If one wants to understand what all the fuss is about as the World Trade Organization holds its ministerial conference, Ethan Kapstein's Sharing the Wealth: Workers and the World Economy,

    Mark Levinson

  • November 18, 1999

    States’ Rights and the WTO

    The World Trade Organization imposes obligations on state and local governments that limit their ability to protect consumers, establish environmental standards and undertake economic stimulus in

    Dennis Kucinich

  • November 18, 1999

    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.

    James North

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  • November 4, 1999

    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 to the world's p

    Jeff Faux

  • October 7, 1999

    Is the Boston Tea Party Over?

    Anyone who has led a discussion on the economy or trade or globalization in this country has faced the question, Should I buy American? Sounds simple enough.

    John Cavanagh

  • July 1, 1999

    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.

    Ken Silverstein

  • June 24, 1999

    America’s Disappeared

    Nearly three years after the inauguration of welfare reform, Congress and the Clinton Administration would do well to reflect upon the admonition of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worke

    Paul Wellstone

  • May 27, 1999

    White Shirt, Blue Collar

    In 1992, as the United States wallowed in recession, presidential candidate Bill Clinton began to use the term "working middle class" to describe millions of Americans who were being hurt by the

    Stanley Aronowitz

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