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$296 Billion, 22 Months
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

$296 billion is a lot of money. Twenty-two months is a long time. But that's not the cost of the most recent bailout and 22 months isn't a prediction of how long our economic crisis will last. ...

Counting the Cost of Good and Bad Debt
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

While watching President Obama's press conference Tuesday evening, I was struck by a few things that are often forgotten in the criticism of his proposed budget.</p> W ...

Earth to G-20 Part 2: The Hidden Treasure of the IMF
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/11/earth-to-g-20-the-developing-world-is-too-big-to-fail/">continued from part one</a>] <em>Recently, Neil Watkins took some time to answer a ...

Earth to G-20: 'The Developing World is too Big to Fail'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Recently, Neil Watkins took some time to answer a few questions from </em>Sojourners <em>assistant editor Elizabeth Palmberg about the upcoming G-20 meeting, the global economic crisis, a ...

Thinking Thankfully About Money
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When you are giving thanks this week, why not give thanks for money? Sound crass? It shouldn ...

I Am a Predatory Borrower
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Sen. Gramm has been credited with coining the term "preda ...

A Second Bretton Woods?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Twenty heads of state descended upon Washington this past weekend to discuss the global financia ...

Spreading the Wealth
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>After three decades of "concentrate the wealth," we could really use some "spread ...

Social Security is Not Broken
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Shame on Tom Brokaw for saying, during the recent presidential d ...

Jubilee on Wall Street: Reimagining God's Vision in Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> All the ruckus on Wall Street has created an incredible moment f ...

A Victory Over Predatory Payday Lending
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>The people of Ohio won a big victory over the predatory payday lending industry this June when a new state law banned the sky-high interest rates that had trapped many poor Ohioans, as <a href= ...

The IMF Files: They Want to Believe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Andrew Berg, an International Monetary Fund African department policy adviser, is a nice man. Andrew Berg, an International Monetary Fund African department policy adviser, is a n ...

In Praise of the Dishonest Manager
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>One of Jesus' most in-your-face stories, and a personal favorite of mine, is the Parable of the Dishonest Manager in <A title=http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=76525043 href="http://bible.oremu ...

Mortgage Blues
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Schechter Predatory credit hurts homeowners - and the world economy. Today, 2 million families face fore ...

Justin Alexander: Stating the Odious
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>When Saddam Hussein's regime executed someone, it required the victim's family to pay for the bullets used. When Saddam Hussein's regime executed someo ...

Jubilee: A Sabbath from Suffering
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Christina Cobourn Herman The Jubilee movement works to free the world's poorest countries from debt. &q ...

Corruption: Everybody's Problem
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Christina Cobourn Herman Corruption is a problem in Kenya and many countries. Where corruption is intractable, trust funds can be used to ...

Fast For Justice
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Christina Cobourn Herman Through the Jubilee USA Congregations program, faith communities across the U.S. Thro ...

Lenders and Illegitimate Debt
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christina Cobourn Herman Asserting that "it takes two to tango," the Jubilee movement argues that it is high time lenders assume ...

Who Owes Whom?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Emira Woods Jubilee South campaigners go beyond calls for debt relief. The story of debt in Africa is not pret ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Maxed Out Maxed Out Danny Schechter's In Debt We Trust is a useful—and terrifying— ...

Celebrity Activists
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman Johnston Hollywood's humanitarian helpers direct more attention to global hot spots. But does it help? ...

Debt Relief at Last?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Hope for the world's poorest countries During the last few months, ...

Children Lead - Who Follows?
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman In Nairobi, 700 children walked out of school and through ...

Educated to Debt
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler College, credit cards, and students: A dangerous mix ...

You Are What You Owe
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:24am | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone Want some free financial consultation? It won't take more than a few seconds, I promise. ...

Something to Celebrate!
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis Considering that two years ago Congress had little interest in the issue, the action is nothing short of a miracle. ...

Jubilee Begins With Me
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Beckmann Can one person make a difference? Pat Pelham lives in Birmingham, Alabama. About four years a ...

An Irresistible Force
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin Wroe Jubilee 2000 has surprised people with its phenomenal success. A look at how and why it caught fire - and what's around t ...

And on This Side of the Pond
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Judy Coode The Jubilee 2000/USA campaign In spring 1995, before the debt crisis was a front-page story, a smal ...

Jubilee Progress
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler On September 29 President Clinton announced that the administration would erase 100 percent of the debt owed to the United Sta ...

Aiding and Abetting an Epidemic
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laura Dely As the rate of HIV-AIDS reaches record highs in Africa, the burden of foreign debt depletes scarce resources for prevention and ...

A Growing Clamor for Relief
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis Jubilee 2000 and the debt debate. After months of intense lobbying by Jubilee 2000 campaigns, lea ...

For the Forgiveness of Debts
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Schleicher Following the story of Jesus’ path to Golgotha, 150 people gathered on Good Friday at the U.S. Capitol for the Economic ...

To Break the Chains of Debt
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mara Louise Vanderslice In an awesome display of people power, 70,000 demonstrators linked arms to "break the chains of debt" at ...

For a Dignified Life
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis The worldwide movement for debt relief is rooted in Jubilee. Matchbox Child Living in a ...

Global Debt's Local Toll
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mara Louise Vanderslice An interactive CD-ROM brings home the effects of the debt crisis. The children at the ...

Jubilee 2000
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Murray MacAdam A chance for a new beginning. If a biblically inspired movement has its way, the year 2000 will ...