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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.
Reframing Development in the Age of Vulnerability
August 17 - Rootedness could be key to enhanced well-being for communities and countries in the 21st century, given the Achilles heel of vulnerability.
Like Water for Gold in El Salvador
July 14 - The story of a community's effort to ban gold mining in El Salvador involves environmental martyrs, powerful economic interests, and a DC-based tribunal that can trump democracy.
An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted?
July 12 - Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what's wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who's doing it right?