The Common Good Weekly Digest

To sign up for the Weekly Digest, click here. Week ending January 15, 2016 Weekly roundup about our democracy and The Common Good community The Economy U.S. stocks plummeted again Friday, capping another volatile week of trading amid continued concerns that a slump in the global economy could spread to American shores. Renae Merle and Jonnelle……

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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……