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Is Brexit a Neo-Liberal Coup Against 45 Years of Life-Protective Law and Regulation?

August 14, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, Special Focus on Brexit, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John McMurtry The European Union’s rule of life-protective law is never really seen on media’s coverages and public discussions. In this article, Dr. McMurtry shares an in-depth analysis on Brexit, contentious elements revolving it, and how all these point to a coup against EU’s life-protective law and regulation.   The self-maximising growth

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Wikipedia as Illustration of the Truth-Seeking Rationale for Freedom of Expression

July 10, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Digital Transformation, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Mark Cenite Empirical evidence for the truth-seeking rationale for freedom of expression – the assertion that truth prevails in a free marketplace of ideas – is difficult to interpret. Analysis of how Wikipedia functions, and the accuracy of its

What Debates About International Trade and Competition Often Ignore

May 30, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Sarita D. Jackson  Current US protectionist policy proposals respond to the idea that international trade harms the manufacturing sector. Such a response ignores the positive role that trade agreements and other special trade programs play in actually

How the Belt and Road Could Change the 21st Century

May 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, Asia - Pacific, China, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         Until recently, globalisation was led by the West and benefitted only a few advanced economies. After China’s three decades of rapid growth, the Belt and Road

Puerto Rico Declares Bankruptcy

May 17, 2017 • Americas, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Stephen Lendman Puerto Rico faces a long, painful struggle ahead. Stephen Lendman elaborates on how it has come to this and what could the future hold for its citizens.   Colonised and exploited by America since 1898, its people, governor and other

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

Tourism and the Modern World

March 28, 2017 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Eric G. E. Zuelow Tourism is among the largest industries in the world and many people assume that humans engaged in leisure travel from earliest times. In reality, tourism emerged much more recently. It developed as a product of modernisation but also

SADC Region Seeks to Accelerate Industrialisation amid Challenges in Mining and Energy

March 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Abayomi Azikiwe Swaziland summit discusses economic crises in the sub-continent The Republic of South Africa, the most industrialised state in the region, is still undergoing an economic recession. King Mswati III emphasised the necessity for regional

TRUMPIN’ AND THUMPIN’ BACK TO THE 1930s

February 10, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Dan Steinbock, On US Election 2016, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock With the Trump White House, America and a global economy will enter a highly divisive period – as evidenced by the debate about his economic, trade and infrastructure plans.   As long as Republicans sustain some unity in and between the

Managing Human and Intellectual Capital for Sustaining African Organisations

February 1, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Hamid H. Kazeroony, Yvonne du Plessis, Bill Buenar Puplampu In this article, the authors examine the needs of African organisations for human and intellectual capital and suggest how they should work with governments and the educational system to acquire,