Civil Society Responses  to the Global Financial and Economic Crisis

Civil Society Responses to the Global Financial and Economic Crisis

During the first two years of the economic crisis, civil society groups have used various strategies to push for new policies aimed at preventing future crises and ensuring a more equitable and sustainable economic recovery. This paper provides describes specific...
Does Corruption Create Poverty?

Does Corruption Create Poverty?

The issue of corruption resonates in developing countries. In the Philippines, for instance, the slogan of the coalition that is likely to win the 2010 presidential elections is “Without corrupt officials, there are no poor people.” Not surprisingly, the...

The Commodities Bubble

For those following economic trends, the past 18 months are notable primarily for two reasons. First, the U.S. housing market, long seen as overvalued by alternative economists and even powerful economic institutions including the International Monetary Fund (IMF),...