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Unbridled Global Capitalism: People Wake Up! Time is Running Out!

December 21, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st CenturyComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Washington has shown us again on 8 November that they offer only the choice between risking nuclear annihilation of humanity and total corporate privatization of our lives and our live services that we, the people, have created. The latter means impoverishment and enslavement to corporations for the majority of the population. It …

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Keeping Inequality on a Short Leash: Whose Task?

December 5, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st CenturyComments (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

World War 3.0 is Here

December 1, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Digital TransformationComments (1)

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 • EMERGING TRENDS, Climate Change & Society, 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 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st CenturyComments (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 • EMERGING TRENDS, Americas, Climate Change & Society, 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 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, 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 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, Climate Change & SocietyComments (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 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, China, Global Capital MarketsComments (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