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Global Economic Outlook after Trump-Xi Timeout

December 10, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Commentary, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As many hoped, the highly anticipated Trump-Xi meeting in the Buenos Aires G20 Summit resulted in a truce. The devil is in the details.   As the G20 Summit ended in Buenos Aires, the G20 official summit statement acknowledged flaws in global commerce, called for reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO) and …

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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 Predicted 2020 Global Recession

December 1, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CommentaryComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen There has been much speculation recently in the press about the impending global crash and the inevitable fallout it will cause. The author analyses some of the reasons being given from some of the most well known economists around the

Behind Path Withdrawal: User-Generated Content, Fad-Trend-Megatrend and Individualist-Collectivist Behavior

December 1, 2018 • Digital Transformation, CommentaryComments (0)

By Jaya Addin Linando When Path announced that it will close down its operation, many internet users were shocked as Path was one of the most popular applications few years ago and once reportedly valued at $500 million. This article aims to analyse the

The United States of America – the Real Reason Why They Are Never Winning Their Wars

November 14, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Commentary, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Peter Koenig This essay is inspired by Professor James Petras’ article, describing that the US never wins wars despite trillions of investments in her war budget and obvious military superiority    Professor Petras is of course right, the United

The Economic Costs of Corruption in Philippines

November 12, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Commentary, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                 The recent $200 million customs debacle may be just a tip of the iceberg. Due to illicit financial flows, Philippines has lost almost $10 billion annually. Tax evasion may be as costly. In this status quo, only

Brazil – Bolsonaro Towards a Military Dictatorship – Worse than 80 Years Ago

October 31, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig One week before the second round of voting in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the extreme right-wing candidate from the Social Liberal Party (PSL), against Fernando Haddad from the Worker’s Party (PT), Lula’s Party, for Brazil’s Presidential

Khashoggi versus 50,000 Slaughtered Yemeni Children

October 31, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The European Parliament has asked last October 25 for an immediate embargo on the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, hence sanctioning the Kingdom of rogue Saudi Arabia which is joining the United States and Israel as the main purveyor of crime

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

The Political Personality of Donald Trump

October 5, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Commentary, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Winston Nagan and Samantha Manausa What kind of a personality is Donald Trump? In this article, the authors share their insights on what type of leader Trump is by looking at various perspectives, and whether his traits are compatible with what the