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Life After Trump

January 19, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Editor’s Choice, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Boris Kagarlitsky Trump’s election is not just a separate random episode of current politics. It is also not an indicator of American exceptionalism. It rather suggests that similar processes are under way in the US and in Western Europe. And is it just the West that is affected?   The vote of the United …

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The Rise and Crash of Hillary Clinton

December 7, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, On US Election 2016Comments (2)

By Tunde Olupitan Hillary’s journey has been fuelled by a blind ambition for power. And while efforts were made by her propaganda machine to imbue her campaign with some passion, some humanity, women’s issues, black lives matter, Hillary Clinton herself

Obama-Duterte Blow Up: What the Corporate Media Doesn’t Get

September 14, 2016 • World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Wayne Madsen The western corporate media generalised the Duterte-Obama feud as one between a statesmanlike US president and a Filipino Donald Trump. For Obama to lecture Duterte on human rights was the ultimate in hubris. Duterte is a fiery pragmatist who

TTIP: The Suicide of Nations

September 12, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s ChoiceComments (2)

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts The TransAtlantic and TransPacific Trade and Investment Partnerships (TTIP and TTP) are trade agreements between the US and the EU conducted behind closed doors, shrouded in mystery. In this article, the author discusses what this

How the Brexit Referendum was Trumped: Personality, Protest and Patriotism

July 20, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Special Focus on Brexit, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson  In this article, the authors contend the electioneering style of what they label “Trumpism” was distinctly manifested and a vital factor for the unanticipated success of the recent Brexit campaign. You might also like:

Active Investing? That’s So Twentieth Century

June 6, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Edward Morris The movement to passive investing has been unrelenting. Investors may harbour doubts that the markets are perfectly efficient, but they increasingly act as though they are, and index funds have become their investment of choice. The twentieth

Rejuvenating the European Economy: The Role of Islamic Finance

May 26, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Europe, Governance & Regulation, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Sohail Jaffer Commenting on the sharp decline in European banks’ share prices in the early weeks of 2016, which it described as a “concern”, the IMF advised that “a robust banking sector is required to support investment and economic recovery.”

Duterte’s Pragmatic Agenda for the Philippines

May 20, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, Special Feature on Duterte and the Philippines, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock While the Aquino reforms ignited great progress in the Philippines, the new president will favor inclusive growth and greater pragmatism in foreign policies that will shape Southeast Asia’s future. You might also like: Life After Trump

We Will Not Stop Talking about Racism

March 25, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Climate Change & Society, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (1)

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

A Disunited United States: What the 2016 Election Says About America

February 4, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Americas, On US Election 2016, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Leonard Steinhorn The 2016 election may be focused on the rise of Donald Trump, but the Trump candidacy is possible only because America is a nation deeply divided culturally and politically. On issues, values and even the meaning of the American Dream,