China To Become World’s Leading Economy This Year

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 2:25 pm

Can we finally write off neoliberalism as a bad idea? Due to alterations in how the World Bank calculates wealth China is set to surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy this year. Previous predictions imagined China overtaking the US in the next decade.


Is TPP Even a Trade Deal?

By: Friday November 15, 2013 2:20 pm

Opposition does seem to be mounting to TPP, the question remains as to whether it is enough to stop the deal. This is when activism matters the most.

Are BRICS Agreements Signal of the Future Downfall of US Hegemony?

By: Tuesday March 26, 2013 2:55 pm

I think these nations are going to be competing with the World Bank and IMF very shortly and may well offer an alternative to the forced austerity. I think the situation on Cyprus could play out much differently if the Cypriots had an alternative to the Euro Finance Ministers requirements for a bailout.

World Bank President Says Please Reduce Carbon Emissions

By: Monday November 19, 2012 11:10 am

Jim Yong Kim, the new President of the World Bank, called on the world to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a shift for an organization that usually does not weigh in on the subject. Kim’s report, “Why a 4° Centigrade Warmer World Must Be Avoided,” has a very specific intent. “It is my hope that this report shocks us into action,” Kim writes in the foreward.

Lakeside Diner

By: Thursday July 26, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.

Lakeside Diner

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.

Dayen’s Roundup from Pay Your Taxes! April 16, 2012

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 6:15 am

Dayen’s news roundup from April 16, 2012, with stories about ALEC, White House lobbyists, Too-Big-To-Fail, mortgage settlement enforcement, GSA, humble Mitt, World Bank, Saez and Piketty, Corey Robin, Allen West and Silvio’s stripping nuns!

Dayen’s Roundup from April 15 … File Your Taxes! 2012

By: Monday April 16, 2012 6:15 am

Dayen’s news roundup from April 15, 2012, when instead of doing his taxes, he was reading stories about Iran’s nuclear program, World Bank, UN advisers, Summit of the America’s, Secret Service, Sheila Bair, Elliot Spitzer, Judge Lippman, JP Morgan, North Korea, SOPA, NLRB, Sarkozy, and more.

Summers Ally Goes After World Bank Nominee Jim Yong Kim

By: Friday March 30, 2012 11:07 am

Earlier this week I chronicled the backlash against Jim Yong Kim, President Obama’s nominee to run the World Bank. That has continued, including a critique from a close pal of Larry Summers.

The Critiques Against Jim Young Kim, Both Good and Bad

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 5:12 pm

The backlash against Jim Yong Kim, President Obama’s choice for the World Bank, has begun. A couple pieces in the Financial Times make the case. One argument is that he’s not a financial economist in the World Bank mold; another is that there are other candidates with better qualifications traditionally required of the job.

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