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US 2016 Election Is a Global Risk

April 14, 2016 • Americas, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Columns, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As America is struggling amid a historical protest election, the political risk could undermine US economic rebound and the lingering global economic recovery. Europe will be least immune to spillovers, says Dan Steinbock.   Currently, the leading Democratic presidential candidates, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont

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Strategic role of Marketing

The Strategic Role of Marketing-Related Technology in Politics and What Business can Learn from It

March 25, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, EMERGING TRENDS, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Bruce Newman All organizations today need to use a wide array of databases available to learn everything they can about their target audience in an effort to make wise marketing decisions. The Obama Model has introduced the business world to a

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Sustainable Palm Oil Production is the Way Forward

March 25, 2016 • Asia - Pacific, Climate Change & Society, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report: The Future is Green, World DevelopmentComments (0)

Datuk Darrel Webber, CEO of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), is a speaker at the 2016 Responsible Finance Summit. In this interview with The World Financial Review, Webber talks about the benefits of sustainable palm oil production and the

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Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy

March 25, 2016 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, EMERGING TRENDS, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (1)

By Ismael Hossein-zadeh and Anthony A. Gabb In this article the authors explore how modern capitalism mirrors the feudal system of centuries ago where today, the banks are the feudal lords, and the general public play the part of peasants.   Under the

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The Convenient Choice: Investing in Solutions for a Better Future

March 25, 2016 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Responsible Finance, Special Report: The Future is GreenComments (1)

Sasja Beslik is Head of Responsible Investments at Nordea Assets Management, one of the leading asset managers in Europe when it comes to developing the concept of Responsible Investments. In this interview with The World Financial Review, Beslik expounds on

Stormy Forecast for Nuclear Energy Future

March 25, 2016 • Climate Change & Society, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, World DevelopmentComments (2)

By Linda Pentz Gunter While nuclear energy continues to play a role in political discussion and decision-making circles, the financial realities indicate it is a dying industry with no meaningful role in the future energy mix. Too costly, too slow to build,

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Learning to Live in the World Instead of Ruling It

March 25, 2016 • Americas, Capitalism in the 21st Century, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, International Relations, On US Election 2016, World Development, World PoliticsComments (1)

By John Grant So how should Americans live in this new world? That’s the crossroads we’re at, the question at hand. Some advocate a very costly re-arming of America for a 21st century conflagration that, if past is prologue, would end with an even more

Paris Climate Summit

Paris Climate Summit: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

March 25, 2016 • Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDS, Europe, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Steve Breyman In the aftermath of the December 2015 Paris climate summit, it’s worth reviewing the final agreement. The text serves as a Rorschach Test: there are wildly varying takes on its contours. Professor Steve Breyman provides his view of the

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From Hyper-Finance to Secular Stagnation & Mass Unemployment

March 25, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Governance & Regulation, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Michel-Henry Bouchet and Robert Isaak In this article, the authors advocate policies to counter the decoupling of finance from the real economy of productive job-creation resulting from short-term global hyperfinance and misguided government regulations:

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We Will Not Stop Talking about Racism

March 25, 2016 • Americas, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & Society, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Lawrence Ware and Rebecca Martinez Many white people want to stop talking about racism. Consciousness implies action, and that kind of talking about race, ethnicity, and racism produces thinkers who challenge the status quo. White people think that this