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Economic and Financial Crisis

 

Gerry Barr

Editorial: The Casino Economy

 

By Gerry Barr

When the world’s “casino economy” collapses it’s the developing world that suffers most. Transparency, global regulation and including the voice and priorities of the poor are all part of the answer to the problems posed by global financial collapse according to four writers in this edition of e-Au Courant.

 

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One World. Two Tracks. Multiple Crises

 

Fraser Reilly-King

By Fraser Reilly-King
Reilly-King of the Halifax Initiative says that the impacts of the financial crisis are felt by all, but felt harder by some. The initial assumption that many developing countries would be shielded from the impact so the crisis was wrong. It is the most impoverished countries and groups who are suffering the most.


 

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Pirate Bankers and the Shadow Economy

 

Peter Gillespie

By Peter Gillespie
Gillespie, of Inter Pares, states that each year hundreds of billions of dollars are illegally transferred out of developing countries. Tragically, this illegal capital flight and thefts from the treasuries of poor countries has resulted in the deaths of thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of vulnerable people.


 

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Economic Meltdown: This Crisis Has a Woman’s Face

 

Amelita King Dejardin

By Amelita King Dejardin
King Dejardin, of the International Labour Organization, says what is so far lacking from many of the debates on how countries should respond to the economic crisis is the realizations that the crisis has a gender bias. In Asia, working women will be affected more severely, and differently, from their male counterparts.


 

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Poverty, Human Rights and the Global Economic Crisis: What should civil society be doing?

 

Susan George
By Susan George
Susan George, Fellow and President of the Board of the Transnational Institute, was in Ottawa for CCIC’s Annual General Meeting in May. When speaking about poverty and the global economic crisis she said “Once more, the people least responsible for the crisis and least able to cope with its effects are going to be the most affected.”

 

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