Economic crisis and poverty


This video is called Global food prices affecting families in the US – 3 Jun 08.

A yearly survey on hunger released Monday by the United States Department of Agriculture reported that a record 49.1 million Americans in 17 million households lacked dependable access to adequate food in 2008: here.

A report released Tuesday by Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), criticizes Bush administration bank regulators and officials for agreeing to pay in full the bad debts owed to major banks and investment houses by American International Group (AIG) as part of last year’s government bailout of the insurance giant: here.

Credit ratings agency Fitch warns that Britain could lose its prized AAA status as a sovereign borrower: here.

Zizek and the economic crisis: here.

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation abandoned its hunger reduction targets in advance of the World Food Summit on Food Security that opened in Rome on November 16. Instead, it will now aim “to take action towards sustainably eradicating hunger at the earliest possible date”: here.

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