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Chorus of Warnings Grow: 'Say No to US Austerity'
As politicians debate "fiscal cliff" economist say policy mistakes would harm most vulnerable and enormously damage fragile recovery
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Microcredit Critics Say Debt Doesn't Equal Emancipation
UNITED NATIONS - In response to a pelting critique from academics, economists and grassroots organizers worldwide, the 2011 State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report plans to address the controversies surrounding a development scheme that many believe to have failed. The report, which is set...
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Labor's Last Stand: Can Unions Resist a Nationwide Attack from the Right?
Emboldened by November’s election results, corporations and their right-wing allies have launched what they hope will be their final offensive against America’s unions. Their immediate target is government workers’ unions. While New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie has gained national...
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Fed's 'Backdoor Bailout' Provided $3.3 Trillion in Loans to Banks, Corporations
With the lifting of the "veil of secrecy at the Fed," in response to a legislative push led by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, reveals that the Federal Reserve gave banks, multinational corporations and foreign financial institutions - many of them with limited ties to the United States --...
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Schakowsky's Plan to Save Social Security, Reduce Debt, Grow the Economy
The co-chairs of the president's Fiscal Commission, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, are both "formers." Simpson's a former senator from Wyoming, Bowles is a former White House chief of staff and frequently failed senate candidate from North Carolina. They don't represent anyone, except perhaps the...
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