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Immediately following World War II, the major capitalist powers, dominated by the U.S. and Britain, met at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to establish multilateral institutions to manage the postwar restructuring and expansion of the global capitalist economy. Two international financial institutions (IFIs) emerged from the July 1944 meeting: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Created to collect information, the CIA quickly became embroiled in covertly upending governments and movements around the world in support of U.S. corporate and political goals.
The special nature of the U.S.-Israel alliance has resulted in special protection of and impunity for Israel in international arenas.
When Saddam Hussein ordered his tanks and more than 40,000 troops into the Kurdish city of Irbil on August 31, 1996, he offered President Clinton an apparent “win-win,” election-season opportunity.
The third annual executive compensation survey examines a new and disturbing trend: Wall Street’s rewarding of corporate layoffs.
The second annual report on CEO pay: The widening wage gap between U.S. executives and their U.S. and Mexican workers.
The first annual CEO pay survey: An analysis of executive salaries at top job-cutting firms
This collection of 38 short, clear and prescriptive articles covers virtually every topic that may be at issue in the 1988 presidential election, from the drug war and welfare reform to the Middle East conflict.