Multinational Monitor

MAY/JUN 2009
VOL 30 NO. 3

FEATURE:

The Nationalization Option: Considering a Government Takeover of Citigroup
by Robert Weissman

INTERVIEWS:

The Wall Street Rip Off: Fees and Consequences
an interview with
John Bogle

Eyes on the Prize: Incentivizing Drug Innovation Without Monopolies
an interview with
James Love

New Directions for Government Motors
an interview with
Jerry Tucker

A BIG Idea: A Minimum Income Guarantee
an interview with
Karl Widerquist

Grassroots Power and Non-Market Economies
an interview with
Beverly Bell

DEPARTMENTS:

Letter

Behind the Lines

Editorial
Single Payer Sanity

The Front
Dying for Work - Radioactive Mining

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Greed At a Glance

Commercial Alert

Names In the News

Resources

Resources

Organizations Publications

Center for Responsible Lending
302 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
www.responsiblelending.org

Consumer Federation of America
1620 I Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: cfa@consumerfed.org
www.consumerfed.org

Center for Economic and
Policy Research
1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: cepr@cepr.net
www.cepr.net

ACORN
739 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: natacorndc@acorn.org
www.acorn.org

National Community
Reinvestment Coalition
727 15th Street, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
www.ncrc.org

Political Economy Research
Institute (PERI)
University of Massachusetts
Gordon Hall
418 N. Pleasant Street, Suite A
Amherst, MA 01002
E-mail: peri@econs.umass.edu
www.peri.umass.edu

Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action
220 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
E-mail: info@demos.org
www.demos.org

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
927 15th Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: info@islr.org
www.islr.org

U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)
44 Winter Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
www.uspirg.org

Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
E-mail: answers@ran.org
www.ran.org

Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: info@ips-dc.org
www.ips-dc.org

Essential Action
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: action@essential.org
www.essentialaction.org

Knowledge Ecology International
1621 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009
www.keionline.org

Médecins Sans Frontières/
Doctors Without Borders
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
www.doctorswithoutborders.org
www.accessmed-msf.org

Oxfam International
Suite 20, 266 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 7DL
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:
information@oxfaminternational.org
www.oxfam.org

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
2625 Alcatraz Avenue, #180
Berkeley, CA 94705
E-mail: info@essentialmedicine.org
www.essentialmedicine.org

Labor Notes
7435 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48210
E-mail: labornotes@labornotes.org
www.labornotes.org

United Auto Workers (UAW)
Solidarity House
8000 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48214
www.uaw.org

The Center for Labor Renewal
www.centerforlaborrenewal.org

The U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (USBIG)
E-mail: michael.howard@umit.maine.edu
www.usbig.net

The Basic Income Earth Network
c/o Chaire Hoover
d'éthique économique et sociale
Université catholique de Louvain
Place Montesquieu, 3
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
BELGIUM
E-mail: bien@basicincome.org
www.basicincome.org

Basic Income Guarantee Australia
Centre for Social Change Research
L Block
Queensland University of
Technology
Beams Road
Carseldine, Queensland, 4034
AUSTRALIA
E-mail: hhs_enq@qut.edu.au
www.basicincome.qut.edu.au

Other Worlds
P.O. Box 10095
Albuquerque, NM, 87114
E-mail: other_worlds@msn.com
www.otherworldsarepossible.org

International Indian Treaty
Council 
The Redstone Building,  
2940 16th Street, Suite 305 
San Francisco, CA 94103-3664.
E-mail: alberto@treatycouncil.org 
www.treatycouncil.org 
  
The Right to the City Alliance
c/o FUREE 
81 Willoughby Street, #701 
Brooklyn, NY 11201
E-mail: mfranco@righttothecity.org
www.righttothecity.org 

Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
Sabathani Community Center 
310 East 38th Street, Room126  
Minneapolis, MN 55409
E-mail: info@economichumanrights.org
www.economichumanrights.org 

The Center for Popular
Economics
P.O. Box 785
Amherst, MA 01004
E-mail: programs@populareconomics.org
www.populareconomics.org 

Indigenous Environmental
Network
P.O. Box 485 
Bemidji, MN 56619
E-mail: ien@igc.org
www.ienearth.org 

Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA)
1958 University Avenue  
Berkeley, CA 94704
E-mail: info@no-burn.org
www.no-burn.org 

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 150 
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2C7 
CANADA
E-mail: contact@awid.org
www.awid.org

AFL-CIO
815 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
www.aflcio.org

Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life
By John C. Bogle
Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2008

The Ethics And Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee
By Karl Widerquist, Michael
Anthony Lewis and Steven Pressman
Surrey, UK:
Ashgate Publishing, 2005

“Who Says You Can’t Change the World? Just Economies and Societies on an Unjust Planet”
By Beverly Bell and the Other Worlds Collaborative
Albuquerque, NM:
Other Worlds, 2009

Walking on Fire: Haitian Women’s Stories of Survival and Resistance
By Beverly Bell
Ithaca, NY:
Cornell University Press, 2001

The Squandering of America:
How the Failure of Our Politics Undermines Our Prosperity
By Robert Kuttner
New York: Knopf, 2007

Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America
By Nomi Prins
New York: New Press, 2004

Wall Street: How It
Works and For Whom
By Doug Henwood
New York: Verso, 1997
Full text available at:
www.leftbusinessobserver.com

After the New Economy
By Doug Henwood
New York: New Press, 2003

A Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innovation
By Richard Bookstaber
Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2007

Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free:
A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy
By Arjun Makhijani
Muskegon, MI: RDR Books, 2007

The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
By James Gustave Speth
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008

Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
By Lester Brown
New York: Norton, 2008

“Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect”
Washington, DC: AFL-CIO, 2009

The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs
By Merrill Goozner
Berkeley, CA:
University of California Press, 2004

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It
By Marcia Angell
New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005

The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market
By Micheline Maynard
New York: Broadway Business, 2004

The Zero-Carbon Car: Building the Car the Auto Industry Can’t Get Right
By William H. Kemp
Ontario, CA: Aztext Press, 2007

The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash
By Charles R. Morris
New York: PublicAffairs, 2008

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