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Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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World Bank (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/11/11 9:24 am)

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Religion and World Bank: Ending Extreme Poverty (Vincent Littrell, USA, 04/12/15 3:21 pm) In February 2015, over 30 religious leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations met with World Bank officials in support of a World Bank initiative to end extreme poverty world-wide in th ...
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A World Bank President Who's Not a Crony or a War Criminal? Engler Interviews Weisbrot (John Torok, USA, 03/31/12 9:05 am) I thought this interview, prompted by the appointment of Korean-American Jim Yong Kim as World Bank president, of Mike Weisbrot, an advocate for economist Jeffrey Sachs's appointment to that post, ...
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The World Bank and the IMF (Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/01/01 9:24 am) Stephen Schwartz writes: "The World Bank is actually opposed to the IMF in that the former seeks to establish policies that woul ...
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Economics (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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US-China Trade War: Yukon Huang (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/11/19 2:53 pm) In this age of fake news and alternative facts, it has become much more confusing to determine what is more likely to be the truth. Take for example the trade war between the US and China. I always ...
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Not All Billionaires are Sociopaths: Nick Hanauer (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/29/19 6:01 am) In the past I have run across wealthy billionaires who seem not to be greedy sociopaths but actually quite enlightened. For example the famous Warren Buffett saying that he thought unfair that he pai ...
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Images of Poverty (John Heelan, UK, 05/26/19 3:56 am) Three incidents are etched into my memory banks. The first happened in a very snowy Boston during one of my regular visits. The first incident happened on some waste land behind the shopping s ...
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World Economy (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Britain's Second Empire? A Documentary on UK's Role in Global Finance (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 04/22/19 2:52 am) For many years I have been posting my strong evidence-based opinions about how the global private interests have bought governments away from representing their people's interests.  Yesterday ...
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Coal in My Stocking; from Ric Mauricio (John Eipper, USA, 12/26/18 4:09 am) Ric Mauricio writes: Merry Christmas from Silicon Valley. Yesterday I found coal in my Christmas stocking. Yes, the last couple of months have been quite a downer in the markets. And ev ...
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Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy at 10 (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 09/27/18 3:54 am) Ten years ago this month, the investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. That was the first alarm that something was terribly wrong with the US/global financial system. Le ...
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International Finance (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Federal Reserve Loans to Foreign Banks (Massoud Malek, USA, 06/11/16 10:12 am) Is Donald Trump less presidential than George W. Bush, who caused the 2008 financial crisis that cost the US economy more than $22 trillion? According to CNN, when counting both "removals& ...
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Italy to Join China-Led AIIB (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 03/17/15 8:47 am) A very surprising item from Rome: It has been reported that Italy, thus far a loyal lackey of the US Empire, will enter the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a sort of Chinese IMF.

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The US Dollar: Doomed or Immortal? (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/21/14 1:58 pm) Several interesting articles appeared on November 19th: Pepe Escobar wrote that Ukraine's reserves have been reduced to only 12.6 billion US dollars. It has to pay $3.1 billion to Gazprom. ...
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Capitalism (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Christianity's Case for Capitalism (Richard Hancock, USA, 08/02/18 4:35 am) The latest issue of Stanford Magazine had a list of books written by Stanford graduates.  On this list, I found God and Business, Christianity's Case for Capitalism, by ...
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How Corporate Capitalism Looted Democracy: William Greider (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 09/17/17 4:50 am) In his essay below, William Greider (The Nation) has expressed my feelings much better than I have repeatedly been able to do in this Forum. I particularly appreciate his analytical depth an ...
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Trump-Branded Massage Parlors and Escorts (Massoud Malek, USA, 03/14/17 8:51 am) As Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 22, "One of the weak sides of republics, among their numerous advantages, is that they afford too easy an inlet to foreign corruption."

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