Waiting for Copernicus

Waiting for Copernicus

It’s happening in Buenos Aires. It’s happening in Paris and in Athens. It’s even happening at the World Bank headquarters. The global economy is finally shifting away from the model that prevailed for the last three decades. Europeans are rejecting...

No Consensus on the Washington Consensus

This article was originally published in Latin Trade Magazine on 7/10/09. Beginning in the 1980s, the “Washington Consensus” – the concept that free markets were the solution to poverty — dominated development theory, policy, and practice...

Obamas Victory

(Editor’s note: These comments were excerpted from a panel discussion held November 6, 2008, two days after the election, at the Institute for Policy Studies. You can watch a video of the event.) Karen Dolan I think most of us are feeling something different...
Notes from Election Night

Notes from Election Night

It’s about 8 p.m. I’m exhausted from a brutally long flight from Athens last night, so I’m staying in and will to try to “journal” this election night. I won’t call this “live blogging” because a live blogger...
Book Event: Broad and Cavanagh’s ‘Development Redefined’

Book Event: Broad and Cavanagh’s ‘Development Redefined’

Welcome in fittingly the World Bank and IMF annual meetings with a discussion of the newest book by American University professor Robin Broad and Institute for Policy Studies Director John Cavanagh. Entitled Development Redefined: How the Market Met its Match, the...
The Post-Washington Dissensus

The Post-Washington Dissensus

Development circles were not shocked last year when two studies detailed how the World Bank’s research unit had been systematically manipulating data to show that neoliberal market reforms were promoting growth and reducing poverty in developing countries. They...