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General News    H4'ed 9/21/15

The Dark Politics of Pension Fund Investment

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Since 2009 Minnesota Break the Bonds has been trying to persuade the Minnesota State Board of Investments, which oversees the state's pension funds, to divest itself of its Israel bonds.  The SBI's 2015 solution was not only to refuse to divest but to go one step further and formally declare an end to all consideration of human rights in its investment decisions.  Follow this story of the politics of expediency which makes Minnesota pensioners an appendage of the established system of international power politics and neoliberal values.

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Retired from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Former director of international programs office and Superior English as a Second Language Institute. Ph.D., University of Minnesota. M.A. degrees in linguistics and East Asian Studies from the (more...)
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