Pope Orders Cardinals to Investigate Vatican Leaks

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Money Laundering Pope Orders Cardinals to Investigate Vatican Leaks The Associated Press, April 25, 2012 Pope Benedict has set up a commission of cardinals to investigate the leaks of sensitive documents to the media alleging corruption and mismanagement in the Vatican. The documents included private letters to the pope from …

The Koch Brothers, The Cato Institute, And Why Nations Fail

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The Baseline Scenario The Koch Brothers, The Cato Institute, And Why Nations Fail Posted: 08 Mar 2012 02:36 AM PST By Simon Johnson A dispute has broken out between the Cato Institute, a leading libertarian think tank, and two of its longtime backers ? David and Charles Koch. The institute …

A Review of Hazel Henderson’s ‘Global Finance Lost in Cyberspace’

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By Leland Lehrman, Partner, Fund Balance Hazel Henderson’s essay “Global Finance Lost in Cyberspace” is a fabulously original synthesis of the latest and greatest in ecological economics and systems theory. There are important areas for follow up. I wish Henderson had provided links so that we could follow up on …

Can an Equity Agenda Spark Economic Growth?

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Can an Equity Agenda Spark Economic Growth? By Neal Peirce For Release Sunday, November 20, 2011 (c) 2011 Washington Post Writers Group DETROIT — “We stand with Occupy Wall Street. We’re inspired by the organizing we’ve seen… It catches the moment.” But the group PolicyLink, meeting here last week with …

Why Don’t the Deficit Hawks Want to Tax Wall Street?

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Why Don’t the Deficit Hawks Want to Tax Wall Street? by deanbaker1 from Dean Baker The intensity with which the country’s leading deficit hawks continue to ignore financial speculation taxes (FST) is getting ever more entertaining. While deficit hawks like Wall Street investment banker Peter Peterson, Morgan Stanley director Erskine …

Public Transit, Access to Jobs: Escaping Our “Exit Ramp” Economy

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“Welcome to Citiwire.net! Leave it to the Brookings policy wonks and number crunchers to digitize Americans’ transit habits, metro by metro, for the first time. ‘Surprise’ bottom line: transit works when regions plan their land use, fund their systems. That means better access to jobs. Put another way: If you …

A 30-Year Success Story: What’s Next for “LISC”?

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“Welcome to Citiwire.net! There’s lots of phony talk about “American exceptionalism” these days. But I’d nominate one valid contender: the early and continuing foundation and corporate support of development for our troubled neighborhoods. A major leader: the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Since I first interviewed founder Mike Sviridoff in 1979-80, …

World Cities: Where to Put Their Oncoming Billions?

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“Welcome to Citiwire.net! Will (must) the world’s cities grow dramatically in land form in the years ahead? It’s no longer very likely in the U.S. and Europe, but represents the all-but-inevitable scenario in the developing world as hundreds of millions of rural residents continue to pour into cities. A Lincoln …