Opinion

To make a lot of money, be a crony in crony capitalism

by Steven M. Davidoff New York Times April 4, 2012

If you want to make billions of dollars from deal-making, don’t head to Wall Street. ...

Better public schools require a stronger safety net. School segregation by class is the norm in the United States

by William A. Collins OtherWords March 26, 2012

Many American kids are getting a fine education these days, but plenty more are stuck with lousy schools. This disparity shouldn’t come as a shock, because that’s the way our society is designed.Given that nearly half of public-school funding is derived from local property tax revenue, rich kids attend good schools while poor kids get stuck with struggling schools. Middle-class children often ...

The first black president has made it harder to talk about race in America

by Reniqua Allen Washington Post March 23, 2012

A few weeks ago, I was standing outside a posh bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with my friends of almost two decades. ...

Have we really achieved goal one of the Millennium Development Goals?

by Bill Abrams TrickleUp March 15, 2012

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Timing of Stop Kony campaign suspicious

by Steve Fake Foreign Policy In Focus March 12, 2012

As anyone who regularly utilizes the mixed blessing that is social media now knows, an internet campaign to “#stopkony” has exploded in popularity within the last few days. ...

Starving Iran won’t free it

by Hooman Majd New York Times March 2, 2012

THERE’S an old saying, attributed to the British Foreign Office in colonial days: “Keep the Persians hungry, and the Arabs fat.” ...

Bill Gates’ suppport of GM crops is wrong approach for Africa

by Glen Ashton Pambazuka News February 29, 2012

First, his technocratic ideology runs counter to the best informed science. The World Bank and United Nations funded 900 scientists over three years in order to create an International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD). ...

Middle-class welfare state is invisible by design

by Ezra Klein Bloomberg News February 29, 2012

March 1 (Bloomberg) -- What is a government program? And are you on one right now? Those are the questions Cornell University political scientist Suzanne Mettler has been posing. ...

Money and morals

by Paul Krugman New York Times February 9, 2012

Lately inequality has re-entered the national conversation. Occupy Wall Street gave the issue visibility, while the Congressional Budget Office supplied hard data on the widening income gap. ...

Take a step to help hungry children

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes February 3, 2012

Did you know? --6.3 percent of children in developing countries die before their fifth birthday—7.6 million children in 2010 --Malnutrition/hunger is an important factor in at least one-third of these deaths—2.2 million children. Typically children, weakened by hunger, succumb to a disease such as pneumonia or measles. We ask you to do one simple thing. Please view a three-minute video ...

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