Developments in International Investment Agreements

Developments in International Investment Agreements

IPS Associate Fellow, Manuel Pérez-Rocha of our Global Economy project will offer his valuable perspective on the impacts of International Investment Agreements (IIAs) on the domestic laws and policies of state parties.

Our Society is Unequal By Design

Our Society is Unequal By Design

A new book from veteran researcher Dean Baker looks at the rigged rules that drive wealth to concentrate in fewer and fewer hands.

Making China Great Again

Making China Great Again

If the U.S. and China think they can grow at each other’s expense, they’re snookering themselves.

Film: Fire In The Blood

Film: Fire In The Blood

IPS’ Global Economy and Foreign Policy In Focus projects co-sponsor this a shocking exposé of how pharmaceutical companies use patent law to keep profits unconscionably high even at the expense of peoples’ lives.

Postcard from Mumbai

Postcard from Mumbai

Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat is one of many reminders that the modern economy has not transcended the realities of undercompensated manual toil.

Saul Landau Film Series: We Don’t Play Golf Here (2007)

Saul Landau Film Series: We Don’t Play Golf Here (2007)

The Landau film for the month of November shows how foreign investment in export factories distort both the culture and environment and how the people of Tepoztlan, Mexico confronted federal troops to stop such injustice.

Exchange Rates and Debt Bondage

Exchange Rates and Debt Bondage

The volatility of exchange rates wouldn’t be nearly as damning were developing nations able to borrow in their own currency.