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An Economy That Works for Everyone
A women's rights activist for over 15 years, Masum Momaya brings together her skills and experience as a researcher, educator and social justice advocate to curate Economica and Women, Power and Politics. Aside from her work with I.M.O.W., Masum writes a weekly column for the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), is part of organizing the feminist media community and recently served on the board of the Third Wave Foundation...
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Headed For Collapse
Lester Brown, founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, says we are both the perpetrators and victims of a global "Ponzi" scheme. We invest less and less in our global economy and caring for the planet, yet we expect to receive the same returns (or more) year after year. The recent food and financial crises are warning signs that unless we change--and change now--we are headed towards environmental and economic collapse...
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The True American Dream
For most Americans in the United States, home ownership is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, as well as an essential way to achieve long-term financial security, for themselves and for future generations. But over the past few years, the U.S. has faced a "subprime" lending crisis, in which a flood of high-cost loans has jeopardized home ownership and future prospects for tens of thousands of Americans across the country...
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Women and the Subprime Crunch
Professor Anita F. Hill explores the reasons why women receive subprime loans at a higher rate than their male counterparts. Hill argues that this unequal practice is based on widespread misconceptions about women's ability to handle money, and defends the victims of these loans for their inability to deal with the unfair consequences...
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Hope in Homeownership
Despite the recent impact of devastating predatory lending practices in the United States, women are taking more control over their financial well-being in this economic crisis. The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) is a non-profit organization in San Francisco that promotes economic justice and asset development for Latino Families by providing homeownership and foreclosure counseling...
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Shut Out of Wealth
In the current subprime mortgage crisis, women and minorities are losing their homes at a disproportionate rate, disrupting their circumstances and daily lives. But foreclosures also have a significant impact on wealth building and long-term prospects. Without a home, women and people of color can't build equity, they have no safety net, they have limited access to loans for their children's tuition and fees, and they have nothing to pass on to the next generation...
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Not an Equal Opportunity Disaster
The subprime mortgage crisis has affected millions of Americans--but women were hit the hardest...
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