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  • December 6, 2011

    The San Antonio Express-News features article “A Main Street Jobs Agenda”

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  • December 3, 2011

    Progressive Charlestown (RI) features article “A Main Street Jobs Agenda”

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  • November 23, 2011

    PressTV

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    John Cavanagh, director of the Washington-based Institute for Policy Studies spoke to Press TV's U.S. Desk on Wednesday about the impact of the Occupy movement and its future as well as the recent pepper spraying of protesters by the police at UC Davis.

    Cavanagh said that in order to understand the current situation, one has to look back to the late 1970s or 1980s where "what you realize is that a lot of the framework for the national conversation in the United States over the past thirty years, was set by the election of Ronald Reagan back in 1980" and the message that the economy was broken due to too much government and that "we need to free corporations and the free market in order to create prosperity. Get government out of the way, get rid of regulations and let the free market reign and this was the dominant philosophy for thirty years and they also argued that, they acknowledged that inequality would probably rise." 

  • November 7, 2011

    VOA News

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    John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, said  "The bigger story is we have a country that is broken, that isn’t working for the majority of the people, that is grotesquely unequal.  And when you change a story like that, it has all kinds of ripple effects through society."

    Cavanagh points to a recent decision by a major bank to charge customers a monthly debit card fee.  After a backlash from angry consumers, the bank dropped the plan. "The protests came up and the banks acted or reacted," he said. "I think in the banking world there is a lot of discussion right now of what do we need to get these people to go away?"

  • October 30, 2011

    The (Easton, MD) Star Democrat features article “Measuring Progress”

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  • October 27, 2011

    The Webster (NY) Post features article “Measuring Progress”

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  • October 25, 2011

    Common Dreams features article “Measuring Progress”

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  • September 16, 2011

    Inter Press Service features blog “Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate in El Salvador Mines”

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  • September 3, 2011

    MWC News features blog “Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate in El Salvador Mines”

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    Area farmers discovered that “only a tiny share of Pacific Rim’s profits would stay in the country, and that the El Dorado mine was projected to have an operational life of only about six years, with many of the promised jobs requiring skills that few local people had,” write Robin Broad and John Cavanagh in the August 18th issue of The Nation magazine. Broad is a professor at American University’s School of International Service and Cavanagh is director of the Institute for Policy Studies, of Washington, D.C.

  • July 28, 2011

    The Victoria (TX) Advocate features article “Getting Main Street to Call the Shots”

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