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Reading Keynes Correctly for Economic Success

September 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, AmericasComments (0)

By Milton Ezrati Obama’s economy faltered because he destroyed what the great economist John Maynard Keynes called “animal spirits” and that he identified as essential to sustain any expansion. Trump, though hardly a reader of Keynes, has nonetheless offered plans to rejuvenate those critical “spirits”. It remains an open question whether

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US-China History and Where We Are Today

September 18, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Americas, ChinaComments (0)

By Ann Lee The direction of US-China relations under the Trump Administration has been a popular topic of speculation. While forecasts are by definition a risky business, Ann Lee attempts to read the tea leaves by examining the historical relationship between

The Great Shift of Global Economic Power

September 7, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                 BRIC economies continue to grow. In the late 2020s, the size of China’s economy will surpass that of the US. By the early 2030s, the BRICs’ combined economic power will surpass that of major advanced

China and Russia – Towards an Economy of Peace?

September 5, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, ChinaComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Why is Peace not breaking out, when the vast majority of the world’s populace does not want war? Peter Koenig sheds light on how a China and Russia led economy can be the world’s key to an economy of peace. The future is in the East, and

Rich but Poor Africa: Can Agriculture Help Tackle Its Looming Food Crisis?

August 29, 2017 • Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Hamlet Hlomendlini As populations rise, food demand goes up and not everybody might be ready. In this article, economist Hamlet Hlomendlini sheds lights on the economic and political realities faced by Africa and how the region could approach the looming

Trump’s Fall                      

August 22, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Americas, Dan Steinbock, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         As violent demonstrations linger domestically and nuclear risks loom abroad, the White House has flamed new domestic divisions, while paving the way for

Barcelona – The Hypocrisy of Sorrow

August 21, 2017 • EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The forces of terror are real, but who they really are is a different topic. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates on the recent attack on Barcelona, the whats and whys of the event, and how it all connects to the global terrors we are all

From the Trans-Atlantic Axis and the Trans-Asian Axis          

August 16, 2017 • Columns, Asia - Pacific, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock     The ASEAN faces old and new challenges, and a huge long-term opportunity. The next three decades could witness the shift of global economic momentum from the Trans-Atlantic axis to the Trans-Asian axis.   Recently, the

Is Brexit a Neo-Liberal Coup Against 45 Years of Life-Protective Law and Regulation?

August 14, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, Special Focus on Brexit, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John McMurtry The European Union’s rule of life-protective law is never really seen on media’s coverages and public discussions. In this article, Dr. McMurtry shares an in-depth analysis on Brexit, contentious elements revolving it, and how all these

Venezuela – The National Constituent Assembly is in Place – But the Fight for Sovereignty Isn’t Over

August 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, AmericasComments (1)

By Peter Koenig Venezuela is set to have a National Constituent Assembly, but the struggle to regain its sovereignty is still facing powerful foes. In this article, Peter Koenig explores Valenzuela’s past and current political realities and its connections