Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Astana Economic Forum Focuses on Sustainable Energy

Astana Economic Forum Focuses on Sustainable Energy

Jul 19, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Ramesh Jaura This is the sixth in a series of articles from Kazakhstan which being geographically located both in Asia and Europe, considers itself a Eurasian country. The articles are based on information gathered during a visit from June 7 to June 15 on the occasion of the opening of...

G20 Leaves Three Billion People Out in the Cold

G20 Leaves Three Billion People Out in the Cold

Jul 18, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Analysis by Ravi Kanth Deverakonda GENEVA | HAMBURG (IDN) – The G20 summit in Hamburg on July 7 and 8 delivered a grand declaration of compromises on “major global economic challenges” and “shaping an interconnected world”, but failed to address the grave economic and existential problems of...

Is Productivity Growth Becoming Irrelevant?

Is Productivity Growth Becoming Irrelevant?

Jul 18, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Adair Turner LONDON – As the Nobel laureate economist Robert Solow noted in 1987, computers are “everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” Since then, the so-called productivity paradox has become ever more striking. Automation has eliminated many jobs. Robots and artificial intelligence now seem to promise (or...

Brazil’s Shipyards – Victims of a Failed Reindustrialisation Process

Brazil’s Shipyards – Victims of a Failed Reindustrialisation Process

Jul 17, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Mario Osava   RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 18 2017 (IPS) – “I have lived through three good periods and two bad ones,” prior to the present crisis in the Brazilian shipping industry, said Edson Rocha, a direct witness since the 1970s of the ups and downs of a sector where nationalist feelings run...

Reforming the International Financial System

Reforming the International Financial System

Jul 13, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 13 2017 (IPS) – When we fail to act on...

The G20 and the Inequality Crisis

The G20 and the Inequality Crisis

Jul 7, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Helle Thorning-Schmidt LONDON – Almost a decade ago, facing a near-collapse of the financial system and the risk of a depression, the world needed a new form of leadership to navigate and restore confidence in the global economy. That’s why, in 2009, at his first global summit as US president, Barack Obama joined...

G20’s Record Does Not Inspire Hope

G20’s Record Does Not Inspire Hope

Jul 7, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 7 2017 (IPS) – The G20 leaders meeting in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July comes almost a decade after the grouping’s elevation to meeting at the heads of state/government level. Previously, the G20 had been an informal forum of...

The G20’s Misguided Globalism

The G20’s Misguided Globalism

Jul 7, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Dani Rodrik HAMBURG – This year’s G20 summit in Hamburg promises to be among the more interesting in recent years. For one thing, US President Donald Trump, who treats multilateralism and international cooperation with cherished disdain, will be attending for the first time. Trump comes to Hamburg having already walked out...

Migrant Workers Pour Trillions into World Economy

Migrant Workers Pour Trillions into World Economy

Jun 15, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Roshni Majumdar   UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15 2017 (IPS) – A new report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says the flow of money from migrants—commonly located in developed countries—to their families in lower income countries has doubled over the last decade. Dubbed...

The Rise of the Food Barons

The Rise of the Food Barons

Jun 15, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Christine Chemnitz The industrial-agriculture sector has long faced criticism for practices that contribute to climate change, environmental destruction, and rural poverty. And yet the sector has taken virtually no steps to improve quality and sustainability, or to promote social justice. This is not surprising. Although...

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