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Corruption and Economic Mismanagement in Developing Countries

February 14, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, In-depthComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui Corruption is a considerable challenge for Governments especially in the developing countries. It has become more serious over the last twenty-five years or so with globalisation and deregulation, which have led to an increased reliance on market forces. Under such circumstances, illegally appropriated money could be transferred abroad,

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Capitalism, Globalisation and Inequality

December 3, 2018 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, In-depth, CommentaryComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui With rising global inequality and environmental crises, capitalism is unable to resolve the crises and thus has become an obsolete social system – The author discusses the history and impacts of capitalism, trends in globalisation, and

The Great Dollar Debacle

October 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Americas, Commentary, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The share of U.S. dollar in international payments is disproportionate relative to America’s eroding global position and depends on international goodwill that Washington is shunning. U.S. dollar is changing from a safe haven to a safe

Ethiopia – A Case Study in Take-Over by Western Interests

September 26, 2018 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Peter Koenig Ethiopia is a landlocked country, bordering on Somalia which is dominating the Horn of Africa. Due to several border conflicts during the past decades with Somalia, many of them supportive of Ethiopia by the US military, the border between

The Return of the Feudal World?

July 26, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Hulsman and Boris Liedtke In today’s post-industrial economy, it is evident that world politics is under radical restructuring. More precisely, as the authors argue, the model of nation-state has come under attack from below – in the form of a

Everything Changes, Nothing Changes

March 20, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Capitalism in the 21st CenturyComments (1)

By Graham Vanbergen Just by looking at the everyday scenario across today’s industries, one can deduce how globalisation quite significantly changed things over the years. And, with the immense potential of globalisation in disrupting the status quo, we are

Current Economic Development is Unsustainable. How Can We Reverse this Trend?

January 18, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (6)

By Jacques Prescott In 1987, with the publication of the Brundtland report, the world was confronted once again with the dire reality of a collapsing environment and the concept of sustainable development emerged as a solution. Thirty years later, despite

Runaway Train Towards Full Digitisation of Money and Labour

January 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Personal FinanceComments (2)

By Peter Koenig   The other day I was in a shopping mall looking for an ATM to get some cash. There was no ATM. A week ago, there was still a branch office of a local bank – no more, gone. A Starbucks will replace the space left empty by the bank. I

Anatomy of the Global Economy and Its Implications for Protectionism

November 23, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Capitalism in the 21st CenturyComments (0)

By Sa’idu Sulaiman Can protectionism, a major component of mercantilism which was practiced in Europe from 16th to 18th century, be well-suited with the global economy in the era of globalisation? This discourse examines the framework of the global economy

Trump’s Asia Tour: From Old Conflicts to New Prospects

November 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                       Trump’s gruelling 12-day Asia tour was a quest for mega deals. US policies in Asia are shifting. The stress on competitive strategic visions is being redefined by historic bilateral