Why do companies have the right to sue countries over environmental protection measures?
John has a BA from Dartmouth College and a MA from Princeton University. He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). He directed IPS’s Global Economy Project from 1983-1997. He is the co-author of 10 books and numerous articles on the global economy, including Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match (2008, Paradigm Publishers), written with Robin Broad.
Climate action is the right thing to do and smart economics.
Not every think tank could weather FBI infiltration, scapegoating by right-wing extremists, and even a car-bomb assassination.
If the levels of greater income equality of 1968 still prevailed today, the poorest fifth of Marylanders would be earning twice what they take home now.
Obama's State of the Union address nudged the debate in the right direction, but not far enough.
This is a chance for the American public to engage in a critical debate over national priorities.