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By Margaret Sturtevant

On the surface, COP21, the international climate change conference that started this week in Paris, appears to have all the right ingredients for building a global and equitable strategy to address climate change. The emerging messages deal directly with environmental justice—ending world poverty through the shift to a l...

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By Roosevelt @ U Michigan and Roosevelt @ Michigan State

The University of Michigan and Michigan State University, the two largest universities in the state, together purchase more than $2 billion of goods and services each year, including everything from desks to high-powered computers. Much of this money is spent in Michigan, supporting local...

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The University of Michigan, as a public university, has an inherent responsibility to serve the interests of the community it represents. The institution purchases more than $1 billion of goods and services each year, and how the university chooses to spend that money shapes the structure and values of Ann Arbor and Southeastern Michigan as a...

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Look out below, for even with bloated federal spending, the real economy has hit stall speed.
What do we mean when we say the U.S. economy is at  stall speed ?   Stall speed  refers to the air speed and angle of the wing (called the  angle of attack ) needed to keep an aircraft aloft.
"An aircraft flying at its stall speed...
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Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay writes in the New York Times on Amherst Uprising and the fight for racial justice on his campus:

For many students of color, at Amherst College and elsewhere, it is not uncommon to feel a continuous sense of homelessness. “Are you sure this space is really mine?” we ask. “They tell me that it is, but...

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As presented at a congressional briefing hosted by the House Full Employment Caucus on December 1, 2015.

Congressman Conyers and members of the Full Employment Caucus, thank you for the privilege of speaking to you today on the issue of the Federal Reserve accountability to the public—a topic of perennial importance that has become even more p...

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Open Society Foundations poses a 'threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and the security of the state', Russia says...
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Writing for the Baltimore Sun, Student Board of Advisors member Andrea Sosa of Roosevelt @ Goucher argues:

As key participants in the climate change debate gather in Paris, they should consider how the issues they discuss affect people of color and whether the solutions they have proposed have done enough to balance out the injustices that have...

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The game of enabling more debt by lowering interest rates and loosening lending standards is coming to an end.
If we define  Christmas  as consumer spending going up while earnings are going down, 2015 will be the last Christmas in America for a long time to come.  In broad brush, Christmas (along with all other consumer spending)...

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