For Want of Actual Recovery Plan, Soros Proposes his Own
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's announcement yesterday of a non-plan of action on a new banking bailout invited not only immediate criticism, but also its first counter-proposal. Hot off the presses, George Soros has just released an advanced publishing of chapter 10 of his forthcoming book "Reflections on the Crash of 2008 and What it Means".
Soros's offers a five-point plan, consisting of:
1. A ﬁscal stimulus package
2. A thorough overhaul of the mortgage system
3. Recapitalization of the banking system
4. An innovative energy policy
5. Reform of the international ﬁnancial system
Of particular note are Soros's ideas concerning overhauling the mortgage system, in which he invokes the Danish system, which ensures mortgage issuers maintain some exposure to the underlying debt, as a model for reform in the U.S. system. If anyone has Sec. Geithner's email, send this link along with Mr. Soros's regards (though he no doubt he already has).
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
A new study shows choosing to be active is a lot of work for our brains. Here are some ways to make it easier.
There's no shortage of science suggesting that exercise is good for your mental as well as your physical health — and yet for many of us, incorporating exercise into our daily routines remains a struggle. A new study, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, asks why. Shouldn't it be easier to take on a habit that is so good for us?
There is no doubt that the historical Jesus, the man who was executed by the Roman State in the first century CE, was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew.
I grew up in a Christian home, where a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall. I still have it. It is schmaltzy and rather tacky in that 1970s kind of way, but as a little girl I loved it. In this picture, Jesus looks kind and gentle, he gazes down at me lovingly. He is also light-haired, blue-eyed, and very white.
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
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