Speth: How to respond to this crisis

February 11, 2009
As the economic crisis deepens and layoffs mount, it may seem strained to look for silver linings on that dark cloud. Yet Milton Friedman had it right when he observed that in our politics only a crisis can produce real change. So, looking on the positive side, what might we hope this crisis will bring »

Development neglected by U.S. government

October 24, 2001
Beyond our positive stake in the economic health of the developing world, Americans have a large stake in what we might call the “prevention agenda” — the avoidance of humanitarian emergencies, national and regional conflicts, environmental deterioration, terrorism, illicit drugs, the spread of diseases, illegal migration, and other human and “natural” disasters. We now see »