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6 Reality Show Ideas That Would Exploit The Rich And Help The Poor

<i>The Briefcase</i> premiered on CBS last week, a new show that inserts cameras into low-income people’s lives and engineers a wrenching financial and …

This Startup Gives Poor People A Year's Income, No Strings Attached

<i>(Photo: GiveDirectly)</i><p>A person whom Teresa had never met showed up at her home one day with a remarkable offer. Teresa and her family would receive what amounted to a year's income, in cash. Nothing was owed in return. She did not have to repay the money, and her family could spend it however they …

War is the mother of poverty, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jun 3, 2015 / 03:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lamented the suffering inflicted on families …

Analysis of the International System from a Libertarian Perspective - 1

<i>02 June 2015</i><p><i>by Bruno Lima Rocha</i><p>With this paper I hope to begin a theoretical-normative demonstration of the necessity and capacity for formulating a …

Middle East

The Pros And Cons Of Globalization

A story in the Washington Post said “20 years ago globalization was pitched as a strategy that would raise all boats in poor and rich countries alike. In the U.S. and Europe consumers would have their pick of inexpensive items made by people thousands of miles away whose pay was much lower than …

Globalization

We Can Think Of Globalisation As A Sort Of Keynesianism For The World

An interesting piece over at Alternet about what they think’s been going wrong with the American economy over the decades. One of the joys is of course seeing Krugman being attacked from the left. It’s just amusing to think of him as being too right wing. But at the heart of the argument is …

Obama Visits Importer Nike, Defends Pacific Trade Agreement

Footwear and apparel maker’s CEO praises pact, but labor groups discount promises of new jobs<p>President Barack Obama used a visit to Nike Inc. Friday to defend his proposed Pacific trade agreement, but his choice of venue—the headquarters of a huge importer—touched off criticism from labor groups …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Subramanian vs. Krugman: Indian Economic Adviser Fears U.S. Is Turning Against Globalization

The chief economic adviser to India’s government said he fears America’s longstanding commitment to globalization and the free movement of goods and people is in doubt, and that the shift in attitudes menaces the growth and development of poor countries including India.

China Calls For One World Global Currency

World’s Richest Eighty People Own the same Amount as World’s Bottom Fifty Percent | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Oxfam’s recent report, “WEALTH: HAVING IT ALL AND WANTING MORE” contains shocking figures that the press haven’t sufficiently publicized; so, the</i> …

The 'great unraveling' of globalization is here

It was meant to be a candid assessment of the instability in global markets. But rather than being the harbinger of danger, Cisco was just the latest victim of globalization, the tantalizing but perilous business principle that has — quietly — counted among its casualties some of the world's …