Colin Powell on Oil Spill – we need “decisive force”

Indeed. Arrest Tony Hayward and bring in the Navy’s deep sea teams to deal with this. We have had deep…

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Navy/CIA Built Deep Sea Ship Used by Transocean

A deep sea drilling platform ship built 30 years ago for the Navy and CIA during the Cold War is…

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New School’s Bob Kerrey Tapped to Head MPAA?

I was at a reception with Bob Kerrey in NY a few weeks ago. He was hosting our conference on…

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The Party’s Over: China’s Endgame

And so, as the economy began to fail in 2008 and as factories closed by the tens of thousands, workers…

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Foxconn: Another worker suicide at electronics maker’s factories in China

Worker protest by suicide is a horrible fact of life in China. It serves as more evidence of the misguided…

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“Oh to be Solvent When Labor Strikes Back”

This is an interesting idea – that organized labor has more power than it may think in the era of…

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AIG Legal Team Studying CDOs – WSJ.com

Our “closing the barn door” item of the month…. AIG Legal Team Studying CDOs – WSJ.com.  

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The Greek Grind

Felix Salmon notes the problem: an explosion of fictitious capital (149% of GDP “in a best case scenario”) with a…

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Uprising in Cairo: A New Labor Movement Takes Shape

The Campaign for Peace and Democracy is circulating a letter of support for Egyptian workers which you can read here.…

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It’s May Day, so we must be in Athens

Some good background on the events unfolding in the world’s oldest democracy. The Faculty Lounge: Greece, Greece, More Greece.  

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