Tag archives for great recession

the biosphere

Al Gore spells it out!

Al Gore had been up all night for his organization’s third annual 24 Hours of Reality event before taking the podium at the Center for American Progress’ 10th Anniversary Policy Conference. True to form, he explained the imperative of acting to reduce carbon pollution. But Gore was fired up, more…
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social issues

Labour Day Blues

According to the Department of Labor website, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and…
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social issues

Who wins in the end?

The Republicans have a lot to answer for with the across-the-board budget cuts caused by their irrational belief that taxes should not be raised on the wealthy. It is OK for the poor and middle class to suffer, but not OK for the wealthy to give up money they will…
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social issues

Taking S&P to task for its role in the sub-prime mortgage debacle

This action has taken long enough to reach this stage and has been prompted only by the inability of the US Government to reach a settlement with S&P. The Justice Department is preparing to file a civil lawsuit against the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s centered on the company’s alleged misgrading…
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social issues

The Great Recession, jobs and social crises: policies matter!!

This is my latest co-authored paper on the continuing fall-out from the Great Recession: Anis Chowdhury, Iyanatul Islam, Donald Lee, (2013),"The Great Recession, jobs and social crises: policies matter", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 40 Iss: 3 pp. 220 - 245 Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of the paper is…
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social issues

Who are the 99 percent?

Meet the 99 percent - decent hard working people who are trapped by the most inequitable distribution of wealth the world has ever seen. Read their stories at We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We…
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