Global Capitalism: Crisis of Humanity and the Specter of 21st Century Fascism

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By William I. Robinson World capitalism is experiencing the worst crisis in its 500 year history. Global capitalism is a qualitatively new stage in the...

The Political Economy of Industrial Policy

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By Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction This article aims to discuss industrial policy by focusing on a number of theoretical issues, in particular in relation to manufacturing and...

Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy

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By Ismael Hossein-zadeh and Anthony A. Gabb In this article the authors explore how modern capitalism mirrors the feudal system of centuries ago where today,...

Where Have All the American Banks Gone?

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By Robert E. Wright and Richard Sylla With the evolution of banking over the years, many banks have flourished and declined in America. It has...

Happiness Is A Place Between Too Little And Too Much

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By Danny Dorling and Annika Koljonen School meals are never termed “free” in Finland; they are simply called “lunch”. Alongside Sweden; Finland is one of...

Chile: The Capitalist Alternative to Venezuela in Latin America

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By Rainer Zitelmann Chile and Venezuela are the two counter-models in Latin America. Chile embodies the capitalist path, while Venezuela the socialist path. But Chile has...
sustainability

Why Fixing the Planet is also about Seizing Business Opportunities

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By Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Sybille Berjoan, Dr Jacques Bughin and Yuhui Xiong Companies’ efforts to become more sustainable can often be driven by regulation or government...

It’s Our Economy Too: Gender Equality Is Not A Luxury To Be Abandoned In...

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By Charlotte O’Brien In spite of high profile commitments, progress on gender equality has stalled in the EU. Dr Charlotte O’Brien argues that male-dominated institutions...

Immigration, Food Justice and the Fierce Urgency of Now

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By Julian Agyeman, Alison Alkon and Sydney Giacalone Food justice recognises that one’s experience of the food system is determined by and is inseparable from...

Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer

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By Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran In this article, Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran highlight the common misconceptions held by companies...

Spirituality and Business: From a profit maximizing model to a social economic DNA

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By Sharda Nandram Due to globalization several parts of the world are influencing each other, thus leading to the incorporation of Eastern and Western thoughts...

Do We Need To Rethink Employment Law For The Gig Economy?

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 By Maximilian Yoshioka Are people who work in the “gig economy” self-employed contractors, or employees of the organisation they “gig” for?  In this article, the...

Global Economy on the Brink as Davos Crowd Parties On

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By Dr. Jack Rasmus At Davos, Switzerland every year the global capitalist elite gather to party…and to prepare for the year ahead. This year more than...

GLOOM vs. BLOOM OF THE FUTURE OF WORK: Can We Chart A Positive Roadmap?

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By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Dave Ulrich, and Claudio Cisullo As the digital era is continuously in its process to ripen, discussions of destructive unforeseen...
Von der Leyen

Von der Leyen has violated one of the EU’s founding principles

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By Rainer Zitelmann European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has conceded that individual countries could have vaccinated their populations quicker had they acted alone rather than relying on the EU’s collective vaccine purchase and distribution program. She...

The Problems of Unfree Trade: Various Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

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By Binoy Kampmark How free is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Covering a region spanning 40 percent of the world’s GDP and 12 signatory states, an argument...

6 Discussions To Have With Your Employees When Coming Back To Office

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By David Kelly The current COVID-19 situation drastically changed the way we perceive a traditional workplace and remote working. Due to government-imposed restrictions and measurements,...

As COVID-19 Goes Global, New Risks Increase

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By Dan Steinbock In addition to the Chinese mainland, the struggle against the new cases and outbreak clusters of the COVID-19 is shifting to countries...

Keeping Resilience in VUCA era: The Organization Should Learn from the Water’s Wisdom

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By Weixu Ding and Jianhua Mao The COVID-19 outbreak started at the end of 2019 that has hurt the world's economy, cultural exchanges, people's healthy...

The Coronavirus: Business Risks, Liabilities, and Force Majeure in the Face of a Global...

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By Kiran Nasir Gore and Charles H. Camp On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a Public Health...
UK

Are Inflation Alarm Bells Ringing True?

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By Graham Vanbergen There are numerous reports in the US, EU and UK about the spectre of rising inflation, with world renowned economists disagreeing...

Can Women Fix Capitalism?

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By Joanna Barsh Gender equality at the top of business has stalled, and trust in business is alarmingly low. Putting more women in charge could...

Agile Anarchy is the Name of the Future

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By Guido Stein and Alberto Barrachina To build agile organizations you must understand human relationships 1. Change> Transform Your Approach to Transformation This technical note explores some...

“Empowering Women Makes Economic Sense”

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Interview with James Zhan Foreign investment holds enormous potential for women’s empowerment through the creation of formal jobs and business linkages – and this is...

China Looks West: What Is at Stake in Beijing’s “New Silk Road” Project

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Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett and Wu Bingbing Not even two years into what will almost certainly be a ten-year tenure as China’s president, Xi...

The Demise of Global Britain

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By Graham Vanbergen The almost universal collapse of British foreign policy could not have been timed any more accurately than right now – a time...

Identity Politics: Diversion from the Growing Economic Crisis?

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By Ghada Chehade Despite the reality of ever-increasing economic despair – including, and perhaps especially, for minorities – no one is willing to talk about class...

Collective Life Capital: The Lost Ground of the Economy

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By John McMurtry In this analysis, the author definitively explains collective life capital as the missing base of the economy under systemic attack by life-blind...

Trump’s Other Wall

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By Jack Rasmus Trump brags about the ‘wall of money’ now flowing into the US from abroad–from Europe, Asia, emerging market economies–as the global economy...

America’s Shale Revolution and the Dangerous Myth of Energy Independence

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett Proponents of energy independence enshrine America’s so-called “shale revolution” as a geopolitical game changer, enabling the United States...

Why Do We Work So Hard?

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By Hugh Cunningham Despite mid-twentieth-century forecasts of ever-increasing leisure time, we have instead seen the growth of a long hours culture. Below, Hugh Cunningham explores...

Winning the Talent War in Emerging Markets: Women are the Answer

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By Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid As global companies try to harness the growth and possibilities of emerging markets, the extraordinary energy, ambition and...

The Trend of History is Bigger than the Business Cycle

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By Philip Auerswald In March, 2009, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman posted to his blog a chart of US industrial production in 1929 and 1930 (the...

Strengthening Access to Finance for Women in Asia: A Catalyst for Empowerment

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By Alexander Ayertey Odonkor  Providing affordable financial services to women in Asia is an indispensable requirement to the economic empowerment of women in the region. The...

Lesbian Culture Is Being Erased Because Investors Think Only Gay Men (And Straight People)...

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By Marcie Bianco Money is an ideology. It has value because we believe it does. Similarly, consumer confidence–the quintessential barometer for investors–holds incredible sway in...

Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

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By Henry A. Giroux Trump’s election has unleashed a brand of savage capitalism that not only has and will continue to have horrible consequences, but...

Corporate Scandals – Cauldrons of Spilt Trust

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By Douglas Bryson & Glyn Atwal Trust is a big word. In this article, the authors elaborate on the elements and issues around corporate scandals,...

Are We on the Verge of Becoming Western Money Slaves?

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By Peter Koenig Masked by economic “innovations”, the New World Order continues work its way to total world manipulation. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates...

Trump’s Feeble Phase 1 China-US Trade Deal

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By Dr. Jack Rasmus With the announcement today, January 16, 2020 of the signing of the US-China Phase 1 ‘mini’ trade deal, and the US...

Pay Secrecy

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By Adrian Furnham Even with today’s rapidly progressing society, there still exists a certain stigma towards the topic of salary or compensation. Employees have taken...

Financialisation, Neoliberalism and Economic Crises in the Advanced Economies

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By Dr Kalim Siddiqui Financialised capitalism emerged in the advanced economies during the last four decades. It has opened wider avenues to wealth formation and speculation,...

Zombie Politics

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By Alexander Cohen and Chase Pielak Zombies mirror deep seated cultural fears of lack of control, lawlessness, and powerlessness. In the modern world, they are a...
Trade Liberalisation

Trade Liberalisation, Comparative Advantage, and Economic Development: A Historical Perspective

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction This article critically analyses the theoretical and empirical basis of trade liberalisation and finds that the arguments of many mainstream...

Venezuela in “Misery” – Lies and Deceit by the Media Open Letter to the...

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By Peter Koenig To the Editor in CHIEF NYT - 18 May 2019 Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say   Subtitle: Butchers have stopped...
Investor

Bitcoin: why a wave of huge companies like Tesla rushing to invest could derail...

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By Gavin Brown After Tesla announced it has invested US$1.5 billion in bitcoin and expects to start accepting the cryptocurrency as a payment for its electric vehicles...
UK employment law after Brexit

The Government has cancelled its review of workers’ rights – what does this mean...

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By Pia Sanchez On 14 January 2021, barely 2 weeks after the UK and the EU signed the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) that covers...

Pandemic Debt and the Battle over MMT

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By Graham Vanbergen Some governments around the world are making a strategic economic gamble to solve the problem of managing unsustainable debt. In a world...

2019 Scorecard: The Trump Effect on Future International Business Disputes

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By Charles H. Camp and Kiran Nasir Gore President Trump is now three-fourths through his initial term as U.S. President. Between the U.S. House of...

Usury in the 21st Century

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By Richard Westra Neoliberal deregulation commencing in the closing decades of the 20th century put into play a global financial system which operates as a...
Ethereum

Ethereum: what is it and why has the price gone parabolic?

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By Paul J Ennis and Donncha Kavanagh The price of the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, ether, hit a new all-time high of US$1,440 (£1,050) on January 19....

The Structural Changes in a Post-Pandemic Global Finance

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By Chan Kung and Wei Hongxu In many ways, COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the world. Under the presence of increased global trade...

Covid 19 & the Forgotten Working Class

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By Jack Rasmus We hear a lot these days about providing benefits and income for the tens of millions of workers who are being laid off,...

Why Have Politicians Abandoned Economic and Financial Policies to Non-Elected Bankers?

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By Rodrigue Tremblay Since 1999, non-elected bankers have been in charge of economic policy in the US and other countries, with questionable results. Are we...

China’s Key Cities: From Local Places to Global Players

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By Xiangming Chen China’s geographically uneven growth plays a key role in regional integration by creating more varied and largely beneficial global connections. In this...

Capitalism in Intensive Care

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By Graham Vanbergen As the COVID crisis grips the world economy, Graham Vanbergen concludes that capitalism itself has suffered a near-fatal heart attack and that the...

On Economic Inequality

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By Harry G. Frankfurt Economic inequality is one of the most divisive issues of our time. In this article, Harry Frankfurt, one of the most...
trickle-down economics

Is this the end of trickle-down economics?

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By Graham Vanbergen The global pandemic has changed everything, highlighting the failures of economic policy that has dominated the Western world for the last 50...

Rebuilding Infected Economies: Without Deficits, Debt or Taxes

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By Dr Shann Turnbull European national and local governments possess the power to rebuild their infected economies with self-liquidating “Stamp Scrip” money. This could be achieved...

Eternal Economic Return: The Global Economic Crisis through the Lens of History

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By Larry Allen Looking back at previous waves of economic crisis, economic historian Larry Allen illuminates our global predicament by uncovering the interlocked economic processes...

Trump’s Next Target: World Trade Organization

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By Dan Steinbock   In the past few months, the Trump White House has started trade wars against its major trade partners, particularly China, and...

Global business travel will not be killed off by coronavirus – new research

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By Kieran Michael Conroy, Anthony McDonnell, and Stefan Jooss Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Experts have been raising the alarm...

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