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Lowell Flanders, an American, is a retired staff member of the United Nations, having served with its relief operation in Bangladesh, as an assistant resident representative with the UN Development Program in Venezuela and with the Commission on Sustainable Development. He was president of the UN staff union for two terms and was a board member of the Association of Former Internations Civil Servants.

  •  July 17, 2021 
When the market for mortgage-backed securities — derivatives — exploded in 2008, the investment guru Warren Buffet called them “financial weapons of mass destruction.” The crisis was the worst American economic disaster to occur since the Great Depression. In the United States, the stock market tanked, wiping out nearly $8 trillion in value between …

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