Mining for Gold: A Pact With the Devil?

Mining for Gold: A Pact With the Devil?

The economic crisis – and the rising price of gold – have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.

Greetings from the New Economy

Greetings from the New Economy

In Bard’s campus, thinkers and doers prepare to transform our fossil fuel-powered, finance-bloated, inegalitarian economy into one that is resilient, just, and sustainable.

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.

Supreme Court, Inc.

Supreme Court, Inc.

The precedents the Roberts Court is setting are making it easier for corporations to exercise the rights of American citizens without corresponding civic responsibilities.