Why the U.S. Has Gone Broke
By Chalmers Johnson
Our short tenure as the world's lone superpower has come to an end. Continue
Food Crisis Needs Aid on Scale of Tsunami to Avert Famine
By Ben Russell
Pressure for international action to combat the "silent tsunami" of the global food crisis intensified amid warnings that spiralling prices meant more than 100 million people could be plunged into hunger. Continue
Winners and losers in land of starving billionaires: Over the past week the black-market exchange rate for the Zimbabwe dollar has plummeted against sterling, from about Z$90m to the pound to Z$190m. The largest bank note in the country is worth about 25p. No wonder Zimbabweans call themselves starving billionaires.
Many states appear to be in recession: The finances of many states have deteriorated so badly that they appear to be in a recession, regardless of whether that's true for the nation as a whole, a survey of all 50 state fiscal directors concludes.
What Happened?: My Parents Managed to Raise Two Kids on One Salary. That's Impossible Today