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Don't be afraid of the cliff

Dec. 17, 2012 / Posted by: Erich Pica / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

Call it the fiscal cliff, the fiscal slope or an “austerity crisis,” but no matter the nomenclature, a battle is underway over the role of government in the U.S.: Should we take care of our own or should people be left to fend for them...

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Why we got behind failure

Nov. 29, 2011 / Posted by: Ben Schreiber / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

Now that the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, better known as the super committee, has officially announced that they are not going to reach a deal we can let out a sigh of relief. That’s because, as Paul Krugman wrote, failure is good...

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What would Robin Hood say?

Jun. 15, 2011 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

This blog post is one of a series of updates from Friends of the Earth representatives at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany. By Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland June 1...

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Robin Hood Meets Wall Street

Feb. 22, 2011 / Posted by: Michelle Chan / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

Just imagine. Nearly $1.5 trillion changes hands on international currency exchange markets each day, almost all of it through untaxed transactions made by wealthy speculators. What if we put even a tiny fraction of that money to good use?

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