The Great Recession has thrown huge economic challenges at almost all Americans save the super-affluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human toll it is taking. Down the Up Escalator is an urgent dispatch from the front lines of our vast collective struggle to keep our heads above water and maybe even—someday—get ahead.
Water for People, Not for Profit was a Panel Discussion at the Boston Social Forum. The panel featured spirited presentations from Mary Evelyn Tucker of the Forum on Religion and Ecology; Maureen Taylor of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization; and Barbara Garson, author of Money Makes the World Go Round: One Investor Tracks Her Cash Through the Global Economy, From Brooklyn to Bangkok and Back. Arnie Alpert of AFSC's New Hampshire Office chaired the panel.