Briefing On Financial Transaction Taxes

IPS is co-sponsoring this educational event on proposals to place small taxes on trades of stocks and other financial instruments as a way to generate massive revenues and discourage short-term speculation.

Meeting Needs of Developing Countries: The Role of Innovative Financing

Around the world, entities ranging from governments to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to the private sector have been giving more serious consideration than ever before to alternative financing mechanisms for development, climate change, education and other needs. IPS Global Economy project Director Sarah Anderson will speak on financial transactions taxes at this forum on innovative financing.

Economic Meltdown: Let’s Not Get Fooled Again

Economic Meltdown: Let’s Not Get Fooled Again

Come to a movie night of the Academy Award Winner Best Documentary, Inside Job, a comprehensive analysis exposing the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs.

The Age of Activism

We must fight hard in our Age of Activism to construct a new political entity: the activist state. If we fail, we will slip, inexorably, into an Age of Apocalypse.

Food, Egypt, and Wall Street

As Egypt and the Middle East rise, Wall Street and congressional Republicans continue to ignore the financial reforms the world is demanding.

Ireland: The Great Famine 2.0

Ireland: The Great Famine 2.0

Historical analogies are tricky, but the potato famine and the current economic crisis have parallels that are hard to ignore.