The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Are ‘Left Holding the Bag’

By Barrington M. Salmon Originally Published in The Final Call, January 31, 2018 In 2017, 82 percent of all of the growth in global wealth flowed to the top 1 percent, while billions of men, women and children who comprise the bottom 50 percent saw no increase at all. In 2016, annual share dividends fromContinue reading “The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Are ‘Left Holding the Bag’”

Jamaica: Paradise and Paradox

Originally printed in the Atlanta Black Star,  January 2, 2018 Nearly 17 Years After ‘Life and Debt’ Jamaica Remains In a Precarious State, Thanks in Part to the IMF and World Bank Almost 17 Years After ‘Life and Debt’ Jamaica Remains in a Precarious State, Thanks in Part, to the IMF and World Bank ByContinue reading “Jamaica: Paradise and Paradox”

Hurricanes Reshape Caribbean, Further Expose Fault Lines

BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER-  Originally Written for The Final Call, December 28, 2017   The succession of killer hurricanes that tore through the Caribbean during 2017 devastated homes and businesses, uprooted people’s existences and exacerbated the fortunes of a region where dependence is the watchword economically, socially and in some cases, politically. ResidentsContinue reading “Hurricanes Reshape Caribbean, Further Expose Fault Lines”