The "Plural Economics Network" challenges breaking through the monoculture and intellectual onesidedness in economics... Instead of viewing our varied social problems from different perspectives, all the answers are derived from very similar models whose validity is rarely critically questioned... The "therapy" leads to even greater unemployment and poverty.
When the original CARP program that was passed under President Corazon Aquino was in danger of unraveling, the peasant movement came together and pushed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms, or CARPER, through Congress in 2009.
During their organizing drive, Verizon Wireless workers showed off their unity with red wristbands. Retail sales reps and customer service reps at six Brooklyn stores voted 2 to 1 to join the Communications Workers May 14. The wireless side of telecom has remained largely unorganized, outside of AT&T, but these new unionists hope to cause a ripple effect.