ISDS — which creates a system of private, international tribunals — is an intentionally arcane phrase meant to hide its democracy-destroying impact.
As their fear swells in advance of Hillary Clinton’s anticipated presidential campaign, the feverish smears of the Republican right increasingly resemble the desperate gambits of a certain Wile E. Coyote. The latest episode in their cartoonish crusade appeared in the Washington Free Beacon, which headlined “The Hillary Letters” the other day with an ominous subhead: […]
Washington (AFP) – The global economy has picked up but bold action is needed to surmount serious dangers and deliver the benefits more evenly, International Monetary Fund managing Director Christine Lagarde said Thursday. Lagarde said the Ukraine crisis, slower growth in emerging economies, the threat of deflation in the eurozone, financial sector vulnerabilities in the […]