- November 23, 2011
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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
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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”Visit the publisher's website • See the article
- October 27, 2011
The Webster (NY) Post features article “Measuring Progress”Visit the publisher's website • See the article
- October 25, 2011
Common Dreams features article “Measuring Progress”Visit the publisher's website • See the article
- September 16, 2011
Inter Press Service features blog “Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate in El Salvador Mines”Visit the publisher's website • See the blog
- September 3, 2011
MWC News features blog “Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate in El Salvador Mines”Visit the publisher's website • See the blog
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”Visit the publisher's website • See the article
- July 28, 2011
The (Easton, MD) Star Democrat features article “Getting Main Street to Call the Shots”Visit the publisher's website • See the article
- June 2, 2011
National Public RadioVisit the publisher's website
John Cavanagh directs the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington.
(Cavanagh) "I think that 10 years from now, many of you will look back and say this was the beginning of a great, transformative movement that's changed our lives."<
(Keese) Cavanagh describes a perfect storm of collapsing systems - the old Wall Street economy in the crash of 2008, a relatively stable environment, disrupted by global climate change.
Cavanagh says the industrial style of farming is also collapsing, along with its reliance on chemical fertilizers and long-distance shipping.
(Cavanagh) "We've had 150 years of food being transformed from something that's grown in a healthy way to an explosion of chemical agriculture that is killing our soils and our rivers and an explosion of obesity, diabetes and heart and other diseases."