Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Kenneth Surin In December last year, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, issued a statement on his 15-day fact-finding mission of some of the U.S.’s poorest neighborhoods.   Alston, the author of the quoted phrase in the...
How can central banks “retrain” participants while maintaining their extreme policies of stimulus? Humans habituate very easily to new circumstances, even extreme ones. What we accept as “normal” now may have been considered bizarre, extreme or unstable a few short years...
This week, the world’s rich and powerful are gathering in the Swiss town of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. The wealthy will decry the yawning gap between the haves and have-nots and the powerful will condemn the structural...
Children from poor families are far more likely to end up in hospital A&E departments or need emergency treatment for conditions such as asthma and diabetes, according to shocking figures revealing the consequences of poverty in Britain. In findings that...
Russian Debt and China Yuan Since the August 1998 sovereign default triggered by the West, Russian state finances have been prudent to almost a fault. The size of the national government debt is the lowest of any major industrial country,...

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