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Foreign Affairs Article
Campaign 2012

Campaign 2012

The Broken Contract

Author: George Packer

Over the past three decades, Washington has consistently favored the rich -- and the more wealth accumulates in a few hands at the top, the more influence and favor the rich acquire, making it easier for them and their political allies to cast off restraint without paying a social price.

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AP: 'Cheap' Bread to Cost Billions in New Egypt

Author: Charles Hanley

For over a half-century the Egyptian government has sold cut-rate wheat flour to bakeries for the production of bread. Many Egyptians rely on this subsidy, but in the face of a looming global food crisis, the program may cost billions of dollars for the new Cairo leadership.

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Op-Ed

Grameen vs. Bangladesh

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Project Syndicate

Jagdish Bhagwati examines the current feud in Bangladesh between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Mohammed Yunus, the founder of the microloan-making Grameen Bank, and hopes the affair will pave the way to liberal reforms that will transform the Bangladeshi economy.

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Must Read Author: Chrystia Freeland

This Atlantic Magazine article by Chrystia Freeland argues that today's super-rich are different from the past's. They are more hardworking and meritocratic, but less connected to the nations that granted them opportunity--and the countrymen they are leaving ever further behind.

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Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore

Author: Richard A. Frank

This New York Times article by Robert H. Frank, an economics professor at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, chronicles the growth of inequality since the mid-1970's and examines the social costs corresponding to this increse in income disparity.

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