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The German impasse

by Adam Tooze on 12th November 2019 Adam Tooze dissects how the macroeconomic policy discourse is disabling necessary German, and European, steps forward. The autumn of 2019 is a moment of anniversaries. The 30th anniversary of German unification has garnered much attention. Rather less remarked upon has been the ten-year anniversary of the eurozone crisis. It was in the autumn ... Read More »

Oceans as an investment priority

By Emma Navarro Oslo – The Earth’s oceans face many threats, none of which have quick fixes. Still, the solutions are known, and with a sufficiently broad coalition of partners, we can get the ball rolling on a number of fronts. Read More »

The rise of phantom investments

By Jannick Damgaard, Thomas Elkjaer and Niels Johannesen Washington DC, Oct 3 2019 (IPS) – According to official statistics, Luxembourg, a country of 600,000 people, hosts as much foreign direct investment (FDI) as the United States and much more than China. Luxembourg’s $4 trillion in FDI comes out to $6.6 million a person. Read More »

The growing inequality in South Asia – SAAPE

04 September 2019, Kathmandu – South Asian countries have failed to make the use of economic growth in the region to improve the lives of the poor and marginalized people of the community, mostly women, girls and marginalised communities and reduce inequalities the region is facing. Extreme inequalities are destroying the region putting a threat to democracy, culture and security, ... Read More »

Inequality in Europe—wider than it looks

by Michael Dauderstädt on 3rd September 2019 Most discussion of inequality in Europe is confined to individual member states. Aggregating incomes across the EU, however, presents a sobering picture. How unequal is the distribution of income within the European Union? The question sounds simple but it hides a plethora of complex issues. Read More »

Eastern Caribbean takes up strategy for blue-green economy

By Jewel Fraser Saint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, Sep 3 2019 (IPS) – Micro, small and medium enterprises as well as niche markets and experiences such as bee tourism may well hold the key for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States as countries of that sub-region, known as the OECS, ramp up efforts to build economies that are resilient to ... Read More »

Social investment for future wellbeing: Rescue, not renewal

by Anton Hemerijck and Massimiliano Santini on 29th July 2019 The welfare state in Europe must become a social-investment state if the broken European social contract is to be renewed. The new European Commission, set to take office on November 1st, will face a daunting future. Today, many people feel that the main pillars of the social contract which kept ... Read More »