Grenada asks Japan for help with renewable energy

21st August, 2012

Grenada is once again turning to Japan for assistance with the harnessing and use of renewable energy. Continue reading

Educating India

By: Rakesh Mani

NEW DELHI – Three years ago, as I walked through the densely populated slums of Mumbai toward my new teaching job at a low-income school, India’s extreme educational inequities were starkly on display. Muddy water flowed alongside ramshackle homes, and the stench of garbage was overpowering. When I reached the dilapidated school building, students were trickling in for the day in their tattered uniforms. My dim, musty classroom was cluttered with old cupboards and creaking benches, leaving little room for the students themselves. Continue reading

Calling the Big Banks’ Bluff

By: Frank Schäffler and Norbert F. Tofall

BERLIN – The G-20’s decision in November 2008 not to let any systemically relevant bank perish may have seemed wise at the time, given the threat of a global financial meltdown. But that decision, and bad policies by central banks and governments since then, has given over-indebted major banks the power to blackmail their rescuers – a power that they have used to create a financial system in which they are effectively exempt from liability. Continue reading