Search Results for "institutions" : 101

by / on April 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm / in Issue, Middle East, World

Israel/Palestine Debates

…ipulated in UN resolution 194. It is important to know that the academic boycott of Israel is a call to boycott institutions, not individuals; in this sense I see it as a form of exposing and struggling against the complicity of institutions in a system of oppression, rather than a curtailment of individual freedoms. This is why I value it as a means of protest. Yes, Israeli academic institutions are part of the occupation and complicit in Israe…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm / in Africa, Organizations, World

Gimme, Gimme More

…iously considered purchasing African property too complicated now reconsidered, knowing that reputable financial institutions would support their decision to invest in African territory. In fact, within the past decade, the World Bank has loaned over $8 billion to investors for land grab deals. Before Western institutions could complete the process of integrating Africa into the global market, the problem of political instability needed to first…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:02 am / in Domestic, Healthcare, Judicial, Women's Rights

Obamacare’s Bitter Pill

…concerns that affect the body and administration belonging to the establishment, including insurance. Religious institutions, which tend to be non-profit organizations, operate in a similar fashion to businesses in that insurance is an external support; however, because employees are included in the polity of religious institutions, insurance is an internal matter. Coercing an ecclesiastical establishment into choosing an insurance policy intrud…

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by / on January 3, 2014 at 11:50 pm / in Cover Story, Latin America, Winter 2013, World

Red Hot Chile-crats

…s, little has changed with regard to the rule by experts. Graduates from Ivy League schools and other top global institutions occupy the upper-echelons of the political classes. Democratic Chile’s first finance minister was none other than the head of the think tank CIEPLAN, and the President’s small economic team was filled with alumni from leading institutions in the United States such as Harvard, MIT, and the “Oxbridge” colleges in the United…

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 7:20 am / in Business, Content, Domestic, Issue

Grand Theft Government

…at got the U.S. into this ongoing crisis was filled with numerous holes. Capital requirements were too low while institutions’ activities and financial products lacked any form of transparency. Regulators lacked the necessary tools to allow large, complex banking and financial institutions to fail in an orderly manner, giving rise to the “Too Big to Fail” syndrome and an oversized banking system. Inadequate execution of consumer protection provis…

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by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm / in Domestic

Classroots Activism

by Brian Jones has a lot to be excited about. A New York City public school teacher deeply involved in grassroots organizing, he sees a growing radical vision among his fellow activists. “More and more parents and teachers are beginning to understand that it’s not about this policy or that, but really an all-out war over public education,” he explains. In the past several years, there have been numerous flare-ups of protest activity…

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by / on February 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Election

Blast from the Past: Citizens United; Columbians Divided

…olitics has seeped into every pore of American society. Free speech also greatly affects institutions. The basic institutions of our lives should be private; government-run bureaucracies are inefficient, ossified, dispassionate and slow to change.  As influential private institutions, corporations shape the basic contours of our social existence. The larger and more plentiful the private political institutions that exist in our society, the more…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:52 am / in Domestic, Election, Judicial, Student Stump

Citizens United, Columbians Divided

…the political sphere. Politics has seeped into every pore of American society. Free speech also greatly affects institutions. The basic institutions of our lives should be private; government-run bureaucracies are inefficient, ossified, dispassionate and slow to change.  As influential private institutions, corporations shape the basic contours of our social existence. The larger and more plentiful the private political institutions that exist i…

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by / on December 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm / in Issue, Main Menu, World

Liberia’s Next Top Model?

by In July 2005, less than two years into its tenure, members of NGTL, Liberia’s post-conflict transitional government, were found traveling the impoverished streets of Monrovia in brand new Jeep Grand Cherokees. When civil servants, whose salaries had been frozen for the past 18 months due to lack of government funds, found that the NGTL had spent $2 million buying each of its members a new Jeep, they held a strike that lasted t…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 12:44 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Latin America, World

Acknowledging the Americas

by In 2008, President Barack Obama had a clear idea for Latin American foreign policy. The Bush administration, distracted by events in the Middle East, had pursued a harmful hemispheric policy of blustering unilateralism and neglect; Obama, conversely, would pursue a “new partnership” with the Americas, one marked by cooperation and mutual interests. His subsequent election was heralded throughout Latin America as an opportunity to r…

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