Trade Policy

World Bank Needs Jeffrey Sachs

World Bank Needs Jeffrey Sachs

March 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm

THE HILL 03/01/12 By Michael Shank With Robert Zoellick stepping down from the World Bank helm, there is no better time for a development economist with solid on-the-ground and substantial international experience – like Dr. Jeffrey Sachs – to take his place. There are three clear reasons for this. The […]

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Germany’s Lesson for U.S. – Keep Faith With Workers

Germany’s Lesson for U.S. – Keep Faith With Workers

February 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

CNN 02/24/12 By Michael Shank and Thorben Albrecht (CNN) — As Germany continues to rise as lead survivor — and decision-maker — in the European Union’s economic mire, the U.S. would do well to take a lesson from the country’s economic model, particularly in manufacturing. Losing 4 million jobs over […]

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US Can Contribute By Acknowledging Cuba’s Reforms

US Can Contribute By Acknowledging Cuba’s Reforms

November 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 11/23/11 By Michael Shank Sir, With reference to “Come on – Cuba needs help, not hindrance to progress” (November 18): as illuminated in a 98-page report this month from the Center for Democracy in the Americas, Cuba’s recent economic reforms are indicative of a new resolve. President Raúl […]

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Restarting Relations with Venezuela

Restarting Relations with Venezuela

March 26, 2010 at 10:15 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 03/26/10 By Michael Shank Traveling recently in a congressional staff delegation to Venezuela, I found my experience was not too dissimilar from my previous experiences in Syria and Iran. This is not to say that I am aggregating these three states into some kind of axis-of-evil or rogue […]

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Social Justice is the Will of the People: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

Social Justice is the Will of the People: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

June 5, 2005 at 10:57 pm

SEATTLE JOURNAL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE Vol. 3, Issue 2, Spring/Summer 2005 By Michael Shank The Transforming Social Justice section of this issue explores what social justice is, what the social justice movement has accomplished, and whether the movement should transform itself to confront today’s most pressing issues effectively. Mr. Noam […]

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