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Why Jobs Growth No Longer Induces Wage Growth in America

July 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Americas, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

Or The Eclipse of the Phillips Curve in America By Dan Steinbock While the Fed’s continued tightening may suppress growth in emerging economies, US labor market may not be as strong as recent reports suggest.   US experienced strong job growth in June, when the economy created 222,000 net new jobs, which exceeded analyst expectations. …

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China’s Position on Climate Change – Truly Sustainable?

July 12, 2017 • China, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Kerry Brown and Benjamin Barratt Back in 2009, the world would not have thought that China will be taking a leadership role in humanity’s struggle against climate change. Today, Kerry Brown and Benjamin Barratt discuss how China’s position has

Singapore: Designing the Future in the Midst of Uncertainty

July 11, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Lester Gunnion The Singapore government has a vision of transitioning to higher-value-added industries, and thus boosting productivity, by focussing on skill development, innovation, and global integration. However, this process is likely to face both

Patient Capital in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

July 10, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, International Relations, ChinaComments (0)

By Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang As the world is carefully watching China’s Belt and Road Initiative, many new opportunities continue to spring from the country’s endeavour. In this article, the authors elaborate on New Structural Economics and “going

Grand Vision: China’s OBOR in Context

July 6, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, ChinaComments (0)

By Anoush Ehteshami China celebrated the progress of its ambitious One Belt, One Road initiative in Beijing in May 2017. The OBOR is vast in scale, dwarfing the last major multilateral development initiative of our times, the US-led post-War Marshall Plan for

US-China Ties in the Shadow of the Mueller Investigation

June 26, 2017 • Columns, World Politics, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         In the foreseeable future, the Trump administration will be constrained by the special counsel’s Russia investigation. How will it impact the White House’s

The Trump White House Under Siege

June 22, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Americas, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                           Washington is planning to extend sanctions against Russia, once again. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is getting ready to cope with a special counsel’s

Behind the London Tower Block Fire Which Left Many Dead, Injured and Displaced

June 21, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, EuropeComments (0)

By Abayomi Azikiwe People of colour, the working class and poor have been negatively impacted by British economic and housing policy. In this article, the author discusses the recent Grenfell Tower Fire, the unheard complaints of past residents turned

North Korea: What Options Remain?

June 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Walter C. Clemens, Jr. The ever-increasing tension between the United States and North Korea is a concern for the whole world. In this article, Walter Clemens elaborates on the past and hopefully future negotiations between the two nuclear-armed states.

Venezuela – Confronting the Neoliberal Propaganda Media Machine

June 19, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Capitalism in the 21st CenturyComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Venezuela is arguably the only true democracy in the western world. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates on the western world’s “demonisation” of countries that do not conform to the rules of empire, truths hidden by main stream