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Keeping Inequality on a Short Leash: Whose Task?

December 5, 2016 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, EMERGING TRENDS, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By István György Tóth Inequality in general is growing, but recent research shows ups and downs, with considerable cross-country variation. How is the growth of inequality being tackled and whose responsibility is it to handle its consequences?   In 1997, Anthony Atkinson, a supremely authoritative scholar of inequality, published an article

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World War 3.0 is Here

December 1, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

A new world of opportunity and convenience has opened up. But that said, so has the need for security over that greatly expanded surface. With Clavister underpinning their operations as the security choice, they feel confident that they’re helping their


The Tropical Oil Crops Revolution – A More Sustainable Future?

November 8, 2016 • Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDS, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Derek Byerlee, Walter Falcon, and Rosamond Naylor The rise of soybeans and oil palm in the tropics has attracted massive private and state investments, offering significant opportunities for tropical regions to develop their economies but often at the cost


Political Corruption – Them and Us

November 8, 2016 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By Tunde Olupitan Is it really a wonder that the vast majority of people feel disenfranchised, frustrated and far removed from the system? One wonders if there is a different rule for holders of political office and the rest of us.   This year we have


Rio 2016: Human rights and sustainability after the Olympics party

November 8, 2016 • Americas, Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDS, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Jorge Knijnik Being a host of the Olympics brings in an opportunity of diverse communities’ social engagement. With the help of friends,1 the author discusses the Olympics’ implications for Brazil’s human rights development and its most vulnerable


«America Has Lost» in the Philippines

October 28, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Pepe Escobar We are plunged at the heart of arguably the key 21st century hotspot in Asian geopolitics. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s game-changing «America has lost» is just a new salvo in arguably the key 21st century geopolitical


Sharing Strikes Back: A New Era of Urban Commoning

October 5, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Duncan Mclaren And Julian Agyeman In this article, the authors offer three visions of modern sharing beyond that of the “sharing economy”: as a challenge to consumerism, as a revival of the ethos of the public sector, and as an inspiration for a


China’s International Renminbi Is Coming – Is Wall Street Ready?

September 29, 2016 • China, EMERGING TRENDS, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                On October 1, the Chinese renminbi officially becomes the fifth international reserve currency. Until recently, Washington played geopolitics to defer the renminbi’s internationalisation. But what about Wall


Social Wealth Funds: A Key Ingredient of a New Alternative Economic Strategy

September 29, 2016 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Stewart Lansley  Tackling growing inequality will not succeed without fundamental reform of the current model of corporate capitalism and the “de-concentration” of capital ownership. One of the most powerful tools for achieving such change would be by


The Rise of Uber and the Sharing Economy

September 13, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital TransformationComments (1)

By Jared Meyer The sharing economy clearly benefits workers and consumers. So why does opposition to innovative business models persist? The answer: entrenched interests continue to use government to suppress competition. You might also like: World War 3.0 is