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John Cavanagh
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Global Economy

johnc@ips-dc.org
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, 20036


Global Economy

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.

Recent Work

Blog
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
February 27 - More than half of the nation's worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman's new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.

Op-Ed
No Game-Changer
February 13 - Obama's State of the Union address nudged the debate in the right direction, but not far enough.

Commentary
A Better State of the Union: Shift From Austerity to Jobs
February 12 - We need to transition away from a fossil-fueled, speculative, exploitative, and militarized economy that serves the needs of Wall Street, Walmart, and Lockheed Martin instead of the American people.

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