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Reframing the Economy through Women's Eyes

Global Women's Project | Wed, Apr 27, 2011

Reframing the Economy through Women's Eyes

Maria Riley presented “Reframing the Economy through Women’s Eyes” at the 2011 Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The presentation discusses problems with our current economic model and provides alternatives for moving forward toward a more sustainable and just future. It emphasizes and uses Feminist Political Economics and highlights the importance of accounting for unpaid household care work.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Center of Concern Holds Events at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

During the week of April 7, the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project advocated for justice during the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The project was involved in several events that discussed investment climate, infrastructure, and the effects of Federal Reserve policies on developing countries and external debt. Photo by Center of Concern/C Bain

 

Center of Concern Speaks on Human Rights Responsibilities of the Financial Sector

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Dec 2, 2012

Center of Concern Speaks on Human Rights Responsibilities of the Financial Sector

Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari represented the Center of Concern at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held in Geneva on December 4 and 5 2012. On the 5th, he was a panelist at a session of the Forum addressing the theme “The finance sector and the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.”

Download full programme of the Forum.

Webcast of panel presentations (Caliari's presentation begins at 03:28)

More information on the Forum.

Presidential Politics:  Time for a new vision for the economy

Center of Concern | Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Presidential Politics: Time for a new vision for the economy

In last night's presidential debates, Senator McCain and Senator Obama offered competing vsions for the economy.  Both attempted to address the concerns and aspirations of middle class Americans in the midst of the dual housing and financial crises driven by Wall Street.  This got me thinking back to the root causes of the crises.  I’ve followed the technical discussions on bundled mortgage securities and over-leveraged firms, and no doubt many people made reckless decisions, but the problem lies even deeper with the economic philosophy that has reigned for over 30 years.