Can Americans retain their bad habits of overconsumption but simply switch to earth-friendly products? In truth, we are not going to spend our way out of a social and ecological crisis 500 years in the making.
Free market ideology has come to mean that large transnational corporations can do only what's in their best interest. It's time to take back free enterprise and ensure the separation of corporations and the state.
Globalization of market forces and other realities of the 20th century have greatly increased economic inequality in the world. Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange, offers five arguments for reforming the global economy
With pressure mounting for the U.S. government to drop its unilateral economic embargo against Cuba, conservatives will be tempted to buck the trend. After all, isnÕt this a perfect opportunity to kick one of the last communist countries while it is lying on the ground gasping for breath? But reviewing the social and political landscape of Cuba one finds a country with strong family values, a commitment to schools, little drug abuse, and very little street crime -- all good reasons for conservatives in the U.S. to like Cuba.