Economics

10.12.2019

Inequality Threatening Human Development, New Global UN Report Warns

Inequality Threatening Human Development, New Global UN Report Warns

Despite global progress in tackling poverty, hunger and disease, a “new generation of inequalities” indicates that many societies are not working as they should, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) argues in its latest report released on Monday [9 December 2019].  The 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) states that just… »

08.12.2019

Labour Party spending plans supported by 163 leading economists

Labour Party spending plans supported by 163 leading economists

During the UK election campaign the incumbent Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been criticised for repeatedly telling lies, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for presenting an unrealistic set of economic policies. The latter criticism has now been debunked by a letter written to the Financial Times by 163 prominent economists who… »

01.12.2019

The Tories aren’t the party of business – just the London financial elite

The Tories aren’t the party of business – just the London financial elite

The Conservative Party used to look after big, nationwide businesses. Now it serves a finance industry based in a few small areas of the capital. Frances Coppola for openDemocracy Last Friday, openDemocracy revealed that a secretive group of business leaders was bankrolling the Conservative Party to the… »

30.11.2019

Three Cheers for the Cheerfully Deluded!

Three Cheers for the Cheerfully Deluded!

By Howard Richards A compassionate realist acknowledges the positive social functions of delusions, of which there are many in CWP [Community Work Programme] at Orange Farm [a suburb of Johannesburg]: Delusions about how many jobs there are… »

29.11.2019

‘Everything Is Not Fine’: Nobel Economist Calls on Humanity to End Obsession With GDP

‘Everything Is Not Fine’: Nobel Economist Calls on Humanity to End Obsession With GDP

“If we measure the wrong thing,” warns Joseph Stiglitz, “we will do the wrong thing.” by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is warning the world that unless the obsession many world leaders have with gross national product… »

29.11.2019

Neoliberalism Backfires

Neoliberalism Backfires

Nick Hanauer, a self-professed capitalist billionaire, spoke at a TED conference only recently. He exposed neoliberalism’s brand of capitalism getting away with murder in plain sight. Mr. Hanauer described himself: “After a 30-year career in capitalism spanning three dozen companies, generating tens of billions of dollars in market value, I’m… »

28.11.2019

After Evo, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

After Evo, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

By Vijay Prashad The overthrow of the elected leader cannot be understood without a glance at the nation’s massive reserves of this crucial mineral. Bolivia’s president Evo Morales was overthrown in a military coup on November 10. He is now in Mexico. Before he left office, Morales had been involved… »

22.11.2019

China – Bolivia – a Lithium Deal – No More?

China – Bolivia – a Lithium Deal – No More?

By Peter Koenig China has by far the largest lithium market. China produces already today the most electric cars, about 1 million in 2018, and will at least triplicate their production by 2025 – and in the following decade or two, demand is expected to increase exponentially. Bolivia has the… »

19.11.2019

New development models to drive growth and employment for youth in Africa

New development models to drive growth and employment for youth in Africa

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the Global Environment Outlook-6 (GEO-6) for Youth in Africa report on the margins of the 17th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). The report analyses the economic opportunities that Africa’s natural resources can provide for job creation and… »

09.11.2019

UN overwhelmingly votes for ending U.S. blockade against Cuba

UN overwhelmingly votes for ending U.S. blockade against Cuba

12:05 pm The voting process begins. Result: 187 in favor; 3 against; 2 abstentions Against: Israel, the United States, Brazil Abstaining: Colombia and Ukraine The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday overwhelming voted in favor of the resolution demanding ending of the U.S. blockade against Cuba with 187 countries voting in favor,… »

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