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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.
Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
July 4 - International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here's why you should care.
Mining Gold, Undermining Democracy
June 11 - Neither foreign investors nor unelected tribunals deserve the power to trump democratically elected leaders. Published in YubaNet and Common Dreams.
What Comes Next?: Building on Occupy and the 99% Spring
May 31 - Many movements, many similar messages. What could the increasing cooperation between protesters mean for the future of the ninety-nine percent?