Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco is a freelance writer and former managing editor of the OtherWords editorial service. She covered Latin America for the Bloomberg and Dow Jones news services. Follow her on Twitter: @ESGreco and learn more at ESGreco.com.

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Friday, May 08, 2015
Converting the Fossil-Fuel Fundamentalists
Kicking humanity’s addiction to oil, gas, and coal before those industries render the planet uninhabitable may take a miracle. So it’s a good thing that the climate movement found a patron saint. I’m talking about Pope Francis, of course. Before an upcoming encyclical makes the Vatican’s stance...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A Lump of Coal for Fossil Fuels
The fossil-fuel divestment movement got the perfect holiday gift in 2014: tumbling stocks. Founded only two years ago by experts and students fed up with the glacial pace of climate action, this global effort is already liquidating more than $50 billion of the oil, gas, and coal assets owned both...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Cashing In on the ISIS Crisis
Maybe you think the U.S. air war on the Islamic State is a fine plan. Maybe you don’t. Either way, have you considered how little Washington’s latest military foray in the Middle East has to do with America’s welfare? In case you haven’t heard, shock and awe are out in what’s increasingly being...
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Friday, November 07, 2014
The Unbearable Politeness of Being Gus Speth
James Gustave Speth garnishes reflections on his many accomplishments with self-deprecating humor. And the man who helped establish two influential environmental organizations, piloted a United Nations agency, and served in the Carter White House wants you to know he got his share of rejections...
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Sunday, October 26, 2014
No Happy Ending to the Child Refugee Crisis
Did you notice that all that fuss over those Central American kids who were crossing the U.S. border alone suddenly died down? As recently as June, more than 10,000 children fleeing unchecked gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala made it here over the course of a month. Then, a...
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Friday, July 25, 2014
Hillary Clinton’s Real Scandal Is Honduras, Not Benghazi
Is it too soon to predict who will be the next president of the United States? Without officially declaring her intention to run again, Hillary Clinton has cornered Democratic frontrunner status. Given the weak and crowded Republican field , that makes her the presumptive next occupant of a...
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Monday, June 16, 2014
'Free Trade' Recipe for Ripoffs
President Barack Obama is a surprisingly devout disciple of so-called “free trade.” During his first presidential bid he promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), indicating some concern over the U.S.-Canada-Mexico pact. A month after his 2009 inauguration, Obama...
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Friday, October 11, 2013
Forging Ahead at 50
Fifty years ago, two progressive former Kennedy administration officials opened the doors of the Institute for Policy Studies.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Locking Up Our Future
Finally, there’s a sign that our national passion for locking up more and more Americans could be subsiding. Our “correctional population” is gradually shrinking after decades of robust growth. We had 2.9 million people behind bars in 2011 , down from 3.2 million in 2007, according to the Justice Department.
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