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Global Financial Crisis

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Reversal of Fortune

Ideology, self-interest, populist politics, and sheer incompetence have left the U.S. economy on life support. As we attempt to resolve the present crisis, careful balancing is required. If decisive action is taken today, we can shorten the length of the downturn and build a durable foundation for economic health, writes Joseph Stiglitz

Main Street Before Wall Street

Rather than seeking to restore the health of Wall Street’s private institutions, a proper plan would seek to rid Wall Street of its purely predatory elements - while dismantling and reassembling its useable institutions to create a new system accountable to the needs of Main Street, says David Korten.

Citizens Mobilization Needed to Prevent Worse Financial Crisis Impacts and Change Financial Model

The bailout burden for the financial crisis will not be equally shared unless there is strong and dedicated mobilisation and campaigning across the world - which makes a common cause across issues such as house repossessions, food price rises, and the unaccountability of the financial system. By Alex Wilks.

Uncertain over Containing 'Crazy' Markets

The turmoil in the financial markets and the resulting slump in the global economy has highlighted the stark inequality in the European Union, reports David Cronin.

US ‘Will Lose Financial Superpower Status’

The US is poised to lose its role as a global financial “superpower” in the wake of the financial crisis, Peer Steinbrück, German finance minister, said on Thursday as he called for a regulatory crackdown on financial markets. By Bertrand Benoit.

Global Priorities: Feeding Markets, Starving the Hungry

The one trillion dollar bailout package that President Bush is promising could have wiped out the last traces of poverty, hunger, malnutrition and squalor from the face of the Earth - if only our global leadership prioritised the poor with the same level of urgency as the financial crisis, writes Devinder Sharma.

Global Financial Meltdown

We are in the midst of the most serious financial crisis since the 1929 Wall Street crash. When viewed in a global context, taking into account the instability generated by speculative trade, the implications of this crisis are far-reaching, argues Michel Chossudovsky.

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