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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, May 22, 2014

RBW Alert: Who's Getting Wealthy in sub-Saharan Africa?

Who is really benefiting from wealth creation in sub-Saharan Africa? Alvin Mosioma, Director of Tax Justice Network-Africa, argues in his newest blog post on rightingfinance.org that while economies in the region are growing, the benefits from growth are disproportionately felt by the rich due to tax dodging and the inability of local authorities to combat such measures. As a result, inequality is growing, with minimal advances by the poor. Read more of his analysis of the implications of this problem and possible solutions:  http://www.rightingfinance.org/?p=824​​

 
Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Engaging Faith | Fri, Aug 28, 2009

Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

 

Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time [b]

August 30, 2009

Readings

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8

James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Calendar

August 26: Women's Equality Day (commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote)

August 29: anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005

September 7: Labor Day in the United States

Economic Hemorrhage vs. Bailout Band-aid

Center of Concern | Tue, Sep 30, 2008

Economic Hemorrhage vs. Bailout Band-aid

I’m having a difficult time deciding how I feel about the “bailout package.” I thought about what I would have done yesterday if I were a member of Congress. I decided I probably wouldn’t have voted for the bailout package either. To me it seems like a band-aid made for a paper cut that is trying to fit over a gaping wound that is a hundred times the size of a paper cut. Maybe this band-aid is the wrong shape and size. Maybe it's not even a band-aid that we need.