John Cavanagh

About John Cavanagh

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.

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Articles by John Cavanagh

Pope Francis, Yeah Yeah Yeah

Francis vs. Washington

June 24, 2015 | Lawmakers and the White House are at odds with the pope's vision for protecting the planet.

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A Typhoon Tax

November 20, 2013 | Climate action is the right thing to do and smart economics.

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Forging Ahead at 50

October 9, 2013 | Not every think tank could weather FBI infiltration, scapegoating by right-wing extremists, and even a car-bomb assassination.

Inequality Is Hurting Us All

March 20, 2013 | 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.


No Game-Changer

February 13, 2013 | Obama's State of the Union address nudged the debate in the right direction, but not far enough.

A Main Street Jobs Agenda

A Main Street Jobs Agenda

November 28, 2011 | Putting more money in the hands of those who already have jobs so they can buy more Chinese imports does very little to put Americans to work in good jobs that pay good wages.

Change Can Be Tougher Than Hope

January 22, 2010 | The Obama administration can learn from its first year's setbacks to guide the country in the right direction in 2010.