Tag Archives: Economics

The Story of Broke

Tweet From the makers of the infamous Story of Stuff illustrated video comes a new installment that explains, in really basic terms, the reality behind the rhetoric that the US has no money. It’s rhetoric, as they point out, that’s being used to justify all sorts of politically motivated cuts to public funds and services–most [...]
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The feminine mistake of blogging unsustainably

TweetI had the pleasure of speaking to a group of veteran feminists in Santa Fe while I was visiting my parents. Many of them had heard of Feministing, and had minimal familiarity with the blogosphere in general, but few of them really understood the ways in which our blog and others function to analyze the [...]
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Quick hit: Ending sexual stigma through economic prosperity

TweetThe New York Times has an article today on the efforts of one Vietnamese woman to end the stigma and ostracism associated with sex work in her small and impoverished village. In  Vang Thi Mai’s village, women have been systematically abducted and trafficked across the border into China to do sex work, and when they [...]
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Budget deal reached, Congressional approval pending

TweetAs you probably know by now, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached an agreement Sunday on a legislative package that will extend the federal debt ceiling, while cutting spending and guaranteeing further deficit-reduction steps, pending Congressional approval. Obama on the deal: Despite what some Republicans have argued I believe we have to ask the [...]
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Beyond “the DSK maid”: Nafissatou Diallo breaks her silence in Newsweek

TweetIn the context of the range of misogynistic, xenophobic, and classist coverage that has been associated with the high-profile rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund and presidential hopeful in France, the Newsweek scoop detailing Nafissatou Diallo’s story is an improvement in some ways (which is, mind you, not [...]
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