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Slavehood 2017

May 10, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Peter Koenig We thought slavehood has been abolished a long time ago. Peter Koenig begs to disagree as he describes how we live in an oppressive depressive western civilisation, which we still call “democracy”. When in the 18th and 19th Century African slaves did not “behave”, they were cruelly beaten sometimes to death as …

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New World Disorder – The Next 20 Years: Hope or Despair?

May 5, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st CenturyComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen There is no doubt that the world is facing a wave of unprecedented uncertainties from political and civil unrest, conflict and terrorism to seemingly never-ending financial turmoil, climate change, the struggle for resources and

Trade is Slowing Down: What Does This Imply for Globalisation and Public Policy?

April 9, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Editor’s ChoiceComments (0)

By Danny Leipziger The phenomenon of slower world trade growth coincides with new protectionist sentiment and challenges to the view that globalisation is welfare-enhancing, fair, and consistent with national economic objectives. Public policy will need to

Why Trump’s Anti-Globalisation Agenda is Bad for America

April 9, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Americas, On Donald Trump Administration, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Devashish Mitra The Trump administration has been capitalising on the “dark-side of globalisation”. However, Devashish Mitra advances that an anti-globalisation campaign might not be the best for the United States. The article is both a critique to

Changing Tides in International Trade

March 28, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, International Relations, Asia - Pacific, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Victor Andres Manhit Although trade has played an important role in advancing economic growth, it has since lost its dynamism. Asian economies, however, have continued to liberalise its markets. Asia will now serve as the backbone of stability amidst the

Time for African Economic Miracle

March 27, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, Middle East & Africa, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In the 20th century, Africa gained political independence but fell behind the economic boom. In the 21st century, it is Africa’s turn – but not without a stronger state and a new external push.   After struggling against corruption,

The Trump-Ryan Healthcare Act: Some Economic Consequences

March 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Healthcare Reform, AmericasComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus While Republicans on the Right and the Far Right wrangle over whether to repeal the Obamacare Affordable Care Act (ACA), or just revise it, the Ryan proposal does both. How can that be? Revise and yet repeal?   The repeal is every dollar

India – Crime of the Century – Financial Genocide

January 15, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Capital Markets, IndiaComments (0)

By Peter Koenig On 8 November, Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, brutally declared all 500 (US$ 7) and 1,000 rupee-notes invalid. The final goal is speedy global demonetisation. Electronic money, instead of cash, allows the hegemon to control the

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 privatisation of our lives and our live services that we, the people, have created. The latter

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