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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.
Join Us October 17 at the Letelier-Moffitt Awards
October 12 - Tickets may sell out, so buy yours now.
7 Ways to End the Deficit (without Throwing Grandma under the Bus)
September 5 - Cutting the deficit doesn't have to hurt. John Cavanagh describes seven places in the budget where we can make cuts that actually make our country greener, more secure, and more sustainable.
Mining for Gold: A Pact With the Devil?
August 31 - The economic crisis - and the rising price of gold - have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here's what we can learn from El Salvador's moratorium on new mining permits.