Multinational Monitor

NOV/DEC 2008
VOL 29 No. 3


The 10 Worst Corporations of 2008
by Robert Weissman

Carbon Market Fundamentalism
by Daphne Wysham

A Last Chance to Avert Disaster
testimony of James Hansen


Plunge: How Banks Aim to Obscure Their Losses
an interview with Lynn Turner

The Financial Crisis and the Developing World
an interview with Jomo K.S.

The Centralization of Financial Power
an interview with Bert Foer

“Everyone Needs to Rethink Everything”
an interview with Simon Johnson

Toxic Waste Build-Up
an interview with Lee Pickard

“Before That, They Made A Lot of Money”
an interview with Nomi Prins


Behind the Lines

Public Ownership, Public Control

The Front
Thirsty for Justice - Whitewashing Honda

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Greed At a Glance

Commercial Alert

Names In the News




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

Consumer Federation of America
1620 I Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

Girona 25, pral., E-08010
E-mail: [email protected]

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
2105 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
E-mail: [email protected]

EarthRights International
1612 K Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

Amazon Watch
One Hallidie Plaza, Suite 402
San Francisco, CA 94102
E-mail: [email protected]

Project on Government Oversight
666 11th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
E-mail: [email protected]

Center for Constitutional Rights
666 Broadway Avenue, 7th floor
New York, NY 10012

Food First
398 60th Street
Oakland, CA 94618
E-mail: [email protected]

Human Rights First
333 7th Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10001
E-mail: [email protected]

Africa Action
1634 I Street, NW, #810
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

Save Darfur
2120 L Street, NW, Suite 335
Washington, DC 20037
E-mail: [email protected]

Public Citizen’s Energy Project
215 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: [email protected]

Nuclear Information
and Resource Service
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 340
Takoma Park, MD 20912
E-mail: [email protected]

International Labor Rights Forum
2001 S Street, NW, #420
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

Tax Justice Network
E-mail: [email protected]

815 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Framework Convention Alliance
2013 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
1400 I Street, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: [email protected]

Action on Smoking and Health
102 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4HW
E-mail: [email protected]

Globalink — International Union Against Cancer
3, rue du Conseil General
1205 Geneva
E-mail: [email protected]

Essential Action
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]

Médecins Sans Frontières/
Doctors Without Borders
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Knowledge Ecology International
1621 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009

Sustainable Energy and
Environment Network (SEEN)
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]

The Corner House
Station Road
Sturminster Newton
Dorset DT10 1YJ
E-mail: [email protected]

Friends of the Earth
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Oil Change International
2228 12th Place, NW
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

American Antitrust Institute
2919 Ellicott Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20008

Third World Network
131, Jalan Macalister
10400, Penang
E-mail: [email protected]

Food and Water Watch
1616 P Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]

Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
E-mail: [email protected]

Community Environmental
Legal Defense Fund
675 Mower Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202
E-mail: [email protected]

International Rivers
1847 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
E-mail: [email protected]

PostNet suite #248, Private bag X31
Saxonwold 2132
E-mail: [email protected]

Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
By Raj Patel
Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2008

The End of Food
By Paul Roberts
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008

Chain of Blame: How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis
By Paul Muolo and Mathew Padilla
Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2008

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

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

Greenspan’s Bubbles: The Age of Ignorance at the Federal Reserve
By William Fleckenstein
and Fred Sheehan
Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill, 2008

Confessions of a Subprime Lender: An Insider’s Tale of Greed, Fraud, and Ignorance
By Richard Bitner
Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2008

The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and
Why Liberals Should Too
By James Galbraith
New York: Free Press, 2008

The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do About It
By Robert J. Shiller
Princeton, NJ:
Princeton University Press, 2008

Financial Shock: A 360° Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion, and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis
By Mark Zandi
Upper Saddle River, NJ:
FT Press, 2008

Financialization and the World Economy
Edited by Gerald Epstein
Northampton, MA:
Edward Elgar Publishers, 2006

Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur
By Halima Bashir and Damien Lewis
New York: One World/
Ballantine, 2008

The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur
By Daoud Hari
New York: Random House, 2008

Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer
By Helen Caldicott
New York: The New Press, 2007

Carbon-Free And Nuclear-Free:
A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy

By Arjun Makhijani
Takoma Park, MD:
IEER Press and RDR Books, 2007

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

At Any Cost: Jack Welch, General Electric and the Pursuit of Profit
By Thomas F. O’Boyle
New York: Vintage Books, 1998

Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatization and Power
By Larry Lohmann
Uppsala, Sweden:
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, 2006


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