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Is Hope the Key to Tackling Poverty?
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

In the latest edition of The Economist, a new theory on how to tackle poverty: offer hope. In the latest edition of  The Economist , a new theory on how to tackle poverty: o ...

Bono and Jeff Sachs on Foreign Aid: Ending Dependency
Originally Posted: 01/17/2012 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

On a recent trip to the African nation of Ghana, Bono of U2 and economist Jeffrey Sachs spoke to the UK Guardian about their hopes for the future of foreign aid. "We're not arguing for a culture of d ...

WARNING: No Compassion. Proceed with Caution.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

In an interview earlier this week with MSNBC's Martin Bashir, economist Jeffrey Sachs laid out some of the issues tackled in his latest book, The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue an ...

A Decade of War (and Football)
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

Let’s face it — while lawmakers are picking their own battles in Washington, they aren’t fighting on the ground in Afghanistan. Not to date myself, but I was in middle ...

Economic Crisis or Nonviolent Opportunity? Gandhi's Answer to Financial Collapse
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

On Monday the Dow Jones industrial average fell 634.76 points; the sixth-worst point decline for the Dow in the last 112 years and the worst drop since December 2008. On Monda ...

Thank God That I am a Man and Not a Woman
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It's likely that some of you will take offense at the title of this post. But if you read through the post, it'll certainly make more sense in the larger context. It ...

Nakba Day Protests: Palestine's Arab Spring?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Palestine-Israel/Palestine-Israel-April-2011/16441449_SnEeG#1236911459_74RXd" target="_blank"></a>The scenes were stunning: Hu ...

Friday Links Round Up: Ice Cream. Capitalism. The End of the World.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:40pm | Type: Blog

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: ...

Wall Street's Plastic -- and Poison -- Ivy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

If corporate fronts designed to look like grassroots efforts are known as <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/08/10/who-lit-the-fire-under-the-right-wing-populists-against-healthcare-reform/" targe ...

The Truth of Tax Transparency Will Set Us Free
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It's started. I saw my first ad for a tax help company on TV yesterday, and I received an email recently about using an online service to settle my bill with the government. ...

Thank God for the Patriot Millionaires
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This morning I learned about a website and a letter signed by more than 3 dozen millionaires (folks who have earned over $1 million in a year either now or in the past) asking the President to allo ...

Glenn Beck's Offensive Attacks on George Soros
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

And the hits just keep on coming.</p> And the hits just keep on coming. The list of people who Glenn Beck has attacked with faulty logic and fear tactics is growing long ...

Stopping the Next Food Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101102-longgrainrice1.jpg"></a>Imagine a world in which Wall Street decided that vaccines were a good investment -- not pharmaceutical compa ...

U.S. Deficit Problem = U.S. Health Care Cost Problem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. As economist Marcellus Andrews argues in Taming the Beast in the Au ...

Stark Inequality, Bad Economic Policy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As is pretty universally agreed by economists and (these days) ignored by many politicians -- who seem determined to run on a Herbert Hoover platform -- in the short term, the government must and ...

Once Again, the Health-Care Bill Is Far From Perfect
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

According to Robert Pear's recent article in <em>The New York Times</em> (<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/29/health/policy/29health.html">"Coverage Now for Sick C ...

Universal Health Care Can Reduce Abortion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594202346?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1594202346">&l ...

Regulating Wily Predators in Ecosystems and Economies
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> I've been obsessing about coyotes. A breedin ...

Audio Interview with Elizabeth Warren: The Right Rules for a Wall Street Run Amok
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> In this audio interview, Jim Wallis and Jeannie C ...

Obama's Attempt at a Bipartisan Health-Care Summit
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#694000869_TQx7a"></a>President Obama has scheduled a bipartisan meeting on health-care r ...

Married for Money: The Unnatural Union of Government and Business
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> This week's Economist , a conservative ...

Book Tour Diary: A Conversation with E.J. Dionne
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> This Monday we had a great launch event at th ...

Free Markets and False Dichotomies
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> I've just completed reading Jim Wallis' n ...

Book Tour Diary: On Point Callers' Stories of Banks' Bad Behavior
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> The best interview on Wednesday was with "On P ...

Cap-and-Trade's Bubble Trouble
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> There's a lot of debate, in Copenhagen and els ...

Paul Tells It Like It Is: 'Wake Up Gentlemen'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> "Wake up, gentlemen." The tall prophe ...

How 'Scroogenomics' Is Saving My Christmas
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> I recently heard a clip on NPR referencing a new ...

Why Poverty Persists in a World of Wealth
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The forthcoming documentary <em><a href="http://www.theendofpoverty.com">The End of Poverty?</a></em> opens with the question "Why does poverty persist in a world of grow ...

Missing from Wall Street's Calculations: Sin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Driving home from Seattle, the rain was both daunting and beautiful. Driving home from Seattle, the rain was both daunting and beautiful. So was our immediate future, as our son ...

The Health-Care Bubble and My 5-Month-Old
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Back in 2005, my wife was wanting to buy a house. Renting was not helping us build equity. The market was soaring. "Get in or be shut out of ever owning a house" was the prevailing chatter. ...

The Notorious I.B.G.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>The New York Times</em> <a title="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/12/business/12change.html?pagewanted=1&amp;hp" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/12/business/12change.h ...

Desire, Incorporated
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Well, glory be Well, glory be My first reaction (to quote My first reaction (to quote George Will) was "Well". An article that compares pornography to McDonal ...

Taking the 'Micro' out of Microfinance
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

For too many households around the world, living paycheck-to-paycheck is a luxury out of reach. For too many households around the world, living paycheck-to-paycheck is a luxury o ...

The Consensus Problem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The folks at NPR's Planet Money podcast have already sort of repented for verbally badgering Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor and high government official who happens to be female, in <a title ...