It is easy to fall under the misconception that GDP is a reliable indicator of economic growth or of a country’s well-being.
The “progressive tea party” has been born. Inspired by the UK Uncut movement, the popular revolutions sweeping through North Africa, and articles in the Nation and Washington Post, activists in Mississippi, Chicago, New York, California, Maine, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Washington DC, and elsewhere have started US Uncut to mobilize against corporate tax cheats who are costing America billions of dollars each year and forcing the government to propose deep cuts to vital services and pay freezes for hard-working families.
Cuba is starting to transform its state-led economy. U.S. corporations and Cuban emigres are licking their lips at the potential opportunity.
The forgotten people of America,drone maps of Pakistan, and an amendment we can get behind.
Without political reform, Laos will continue to be mired in debt and poverty, argues Ronald Bruce St John.