China’s Latest “Devaluation:” A Currency War in the Making?

China’s Latest “Devaluation:” A Currency War in the Making?

photo: JasonParis China’s currency has, once again, been weakening against the dollar. It is down by more than 4 percent since October, including a fall of more than one percent just last week. Writing in the New York Times, Landon Thomas, Jr. warned that “China’s decision to push the value of its currency lower has opened a new […]

China’s Latest “Devaluation:” A Currency War in the Making?

China’s currency has, once again, been weakening against the dollar. It is down by more than 4 percent since October, including a fall of more than one percent just last week. Writing in the New York Times, Landon Thomas, Jr. warned that “China’s decision to push the value of its currency lower has opened a […]

Why and How Progressives Should Talk with Conservatives about Climate Change

Why and How Progressives Should Talk with Conservatives about Climate Change

photo: Lisa Murray Can liberals and progressives talk to conservatives about climate change? Some on the left say, “No.” They have the idea that it is a waste of time to bring conservatives into the discussion—conservatives have nothing to contribute, and they are all deniers anyway. I disagree. Here is why I think discussion of the […]

How Is Inequality Linked to Climate Change, and What to Do About It?

How Is Inequality Linked to Climate Change, and What to Do About It?

photo: Bill Dickinson Progressives see climate change and economic inequality as two of the big problems of our time. As the global aid organization Oxfam points out in a recent media briefing paper, “Extreme Carbon Inequality,” the two are “inextricably linked.” But just what is the nature of the linkage? Does inequality cause climate change? Does climate change […]

How Is Inequality Linked to Climate Change, and What to Do About It?

photo: Bill Dickinson Progressives see climate change and economic inequality as two of the big problems of our time. As the global aid organization Oxfam points out in a recent media briefing paper, “Extreme Carbon Inequality,” the two are “inextricably linked.” But just what is the nature of the linkage? Does inequality cause climate change? Does […]

Still Looking for a Free Lunch: Opinion Polls Bring Good News and Bad for Success of Paris Climate Talks

The latest polls of US public opinion bring both good news and bad for the success of the COP21 climate talks now underway in Paris. On the positive side, a new New York Times/CBS News poll finds that two-thirds of Americans think their country should join an international treaty requiring it to reduce emissions in […]

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