Global Economy: C

Global Economy: C

After one year, it’s hard to point to new global economic policies that are better for people and the planet. But the Obama administration has helped bust open the debate over globalization policies.

Bye-bye, Dubai

Bye-bye, Dubai

What does it mean for the global economy when even a city of oil-rich opulence can’t escape the recession?

Can Migrants Save the Global Economy?

Can Migrants Save the Global Economy?

Migrant workers form the fifth largest country in the world and produce profits equal to the third largest corporation. They should be at the center of any reform of the global economy.

People’s Voices: Challenging the G20’s Agenda of Corporate Globalization

What is the G-20? How do their policies affect me? What can we do about it?

The G-20 promotes policies that put profits first through deregulation, privatization, and free trade. Their agenda has harmed working-class communities in the U.S. and around the world, causing job loss, lower wages, poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction.

As part of a five-event series scheduled around the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, the Institute for Policy Studies, The Nation Institute, and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) are co-sponsoring a panel discussion, featuring Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz.

Other panelists include:

Emira Woods, Institute for Policy Studies
Miriam Miranda, general coordinator of the Fraternal Organization of Afro-Hondurans (OFRANEH) and representative to the Resistance Front against the coup in Honduras.
Carl Redwood, Jr., Hill District Consensus Group
Rev. John Welsh, president of the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN)
Leo Gerard, president and international president of the United Steelworkers of America (USWA)

Moderators: John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation magazineTammy Bang Luu, Labor/Community Strategy Center and Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GCJ)

This event will be held in Pittsburgh.

Mexico: So Far from God, So Close to Wall Street

Jeff Faux, the founding president of EPI who now lives part of the year in Mexico, and Manuel Pérez-Rocha, of IPS and the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade, will lead a brown-bag discussion on current U.S. economic policy toward our troubled neighbor to the south, the effects of neoliberalism and deregulation, and just alternatives.

Bring your lunch and join the conversation! No RSVP is required. For more information, call (202) 533-2555.


Jeff Faux, Founding President of EPI, now lives part of the year in Mexico Manuel Perez Rocha, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and Mexican Action Network on Free Trade

U-20: Will the Global Economy Resurface?

Like an injured German U-Boat, the global economy continues to sink. Columnist Walden Bello asks: Can the G-20 meeting bring it back to the surface before we all perish?

The Chinese Economy

A New York Times editorial advises China to adopt an American-style mass consumer economy that would be a recipe for economic, environmental, and probably political, disaster.

Bailout for the World’s Poorest People

With the world’s most impoverished people bearing the brunt of a crisis they had no role in creating, donor countries should come up with a $300 billion package to cushion the economic shock.

The IMF is Dead; Long Live the IMF

Without bothering to learn from the mistakes that until recently had it desperately seeking a new mission, the IMF again is turning into the world’s financial firefighter.

A Third Way: Globalization from the Bottom

A Third Way: Globalization from the Bottom

According to Mark Engler, the future of globalization is in question. Will the fight between “imperial globalization” and “corporate globalization” lead to the rise of democratic globalization”?