The Common Good Weekly Digest

Week ending August 21, 2015 Weekly roundup about our democracy and The Common Good community Polls Rubio leads Clinton in key swing states: Florida: Rubio 51, Clinton 39. Rubio up by 12 Ohio: Rubio 42, Clinton 40. Rubio up by 2 Pennsylvania: Rubio 47, Clinton 40. Rubio up by 7 (Quinnipiac, 8/20/15) President Obama job……

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Evan Osnos On The New China, Wednesday, August 27

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Leadership Series Wednesday, August 27 6:15pm-7:45pm ADVANCE RSVP REQUIRED No Charge Current TCG Sponsors | $20 Non-Sponsor Guests     Dear Friend, As China’s power and reach grows ever more rapidly; understanding this behemoth is critically important. Join us for a thoughtful discussion with Evan Osnos, China expert and co-Pulitzer Priz…

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Are the People of Detroit Getting a Fair Shake?

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TCG Member and financial expert Joseph Fichera published a piece in Bloomberg News on questioning the debt settlement for the city of Detroit.  Are the people of Detroit getting a fair shake? Excerpt: BLOOMBERG NEWS / Joseph Fichera:  ”The judge overseeing Detroit’s bankruptcy has rejected a $165 million settlement between the city and the banks……

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The Economic Future with Jeffrey Sachs, Wednesday, February 19

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JEFFREY SACHS Thought Leader Series Wednesday, February 19 Reception: 6:30pm | Dinner 8pm ADVANCE RSVP REQUIRED DISCUSSION ONLY: No charge for current TCG Sponsors|Non-Members, $50 DINNER: $175 for current TCG Sponsors|$250 for Non-Member Guests In addition to being a gifted speaker, Jeffrey Sachs is known as one of the world’s leading experts on economic development. While his……

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Banks to Close in Cyprus

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Cyprus needs a bailout, and the government wants to close banks in order to make a decision that would best help Cyprus. The ECB will closing all its fund to Cyrpus banks, if an accord is not reached by Monday.…

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UK Lessons: Austerity Dangerous when Growth is Needed

UK Lessons: Austerity Dangerous when Growth is Needed

“The panic that justified the UK coalition government’s turn to a long-term programme of austerity was a mistake.” Martin Wolf The sad record of fiscal austerity The ECB could have prevented the panic. Tens of millions are now suffering unnecessarily By Martin Wolf, Financial Times, (02/26/2013)— At the Toronto summit of the Group of 20 leading……