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...

Anarchy in the USA: Five Years On, the Legacy of Occupy Wall Street and...

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By Ruth Kinna, Alex Prichard and Thomas Swann It was a turning point in the story of a new kind of democracy – and how...

The Rise of the Petroyuan and the Slow Erosion of Dollar Hegemony

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett For seventy years, one of the critical foundations of American power has been the dollar’s standing as the...

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...

Japan’s “Comfort Women” Asian Protests and Imperial Japan’s Sexual Slavery

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By Dan Steinbock   Recently, another Philippine statue commemorating Filipino “comfort women” has been removed. As international pressure is rising, it is time for Abe...

Selling Illusory Joy: Emotions, Big Data and the Coming Retail Renaissance

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By Christopher Surdak and Ed King Today the world is awash in massive amounts of context-rich data. Whether it’s GPS position information, social media posts,...

The Responsibility to Participate: The Problem of Global Engagement in Responding to the...

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By Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman Despite the unanimous agreement of United Nations member states to commit as an international community to global humanitarian...

America at War with Itself

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By Henry A. Giroux As the United States has moved from a welfare to a warfare state, it has militarised every aspect of society. This...

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...

How to Understand Syria’s “Proxy war” – And Who’s Fighting For Whom

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By Simon Mabon As another attempted ceasefire falls apart, the destruction of the Syrian people and state goes on. The country’s economy has been annihilated, and...

Chosen Leaders, Proven Failures And Political Debacles – OpEd

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By James Petras The concepts, symbols and signs of the ruling class determine who will be the political “choices” for leaders and officials. Political elites...

Why is Gentrification so Gay?

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By Dana Collins What exactly does “gay” have to do with gentrification? Looking at a case study of gay urban community in a global South...

A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy

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By Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg and Mark Esposito Machine meritocracy is here. In this article, the authors elaborate on questions of inclusivity, fairness, and governance....

Duterte’s Global Impact

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From the Editors On 1st July 2016, Rodrigo Duterte will begin his term as the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Mr Duterte has formidable...

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...

Cuba – “The Equilibrium of the World” – and Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Forth International Conference for “The Equilibrium of the World” took place in Havana., Cuba from 28 to 31 January 2019. The Conference,...

How the Brexit Referendum was Trumped: Personality, Protest and Patriotism

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By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson  In this article, the authors contend the electioneering style of what they label “Trumpism” was distinctly manifested and a...

After the Election: Don’t Panic, Think!

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By Diana Johnstone In 2016, the fundamentally undemocratic U.S. two-party system presented the public with the two most hated candidates in history. The choice was...

Food – Wars and Pharma – Trailblazing the Way to Human Demise

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By Peter Koenig In this article, Peter Koenig connects the dots and sheds light on how food, drugs, and bombs all play together in the...

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...

Tokyo 2020 in the Face of Hardship

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By Robert Hunziker The Tokyo 2020 Olympics reflects a sense of optimism to the world community and has become a centerpiece of the Abe administration’s...

Popular Music as an Avenue for Coping and Mental Health Awareness

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Popular music is a collective term for music that has a huge appeal to a large-scale audience from around the world. It has a...

Weaponising the World Bank and IMF – PressTV Interview

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By Peter Koenig Are these so-called financial institutions guilty of that, and how do they do it? – If so, this would  point to the...

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...

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...

What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

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By Edgardo Angara The rise of ASEAN shows how consensus-building, more than the rule of the majority, can help nations overcome religious and racial...

Security, Safety, Security! – Dictatorship by Democracy

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By Peter Koenig The other day, checking in at a European airport for an international flight – within about an hour it took to deposit...

The New Tyranny: A Preface to the 2016 Elections in the United States

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By Timothy K. Kuhner Democracy in the United States has been replaced by a rival form of government premised upon the power of wealth. Not...

Japan’s Politics is Opening Up to Women, But Don’t Expect a Feminist Revolution Yet

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By Emma Dalton and Mari Miura Three women have in recent months been appointed to politically powerful positions in Japan. But even as seeing...

Right to be Disconnected – The Wave to Catch On

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By Jasna Čošabić This paper analyses the possible influence of the French labour law reform – the “right to be disconnected” – on other countries and the benefits...

Wikipedia as Illustration of the Truth-Seeking Rationale for Freedom of Expression

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By Mark Cenite Empirical evidence for the truth-seeking rationale for freedom of expression – the assertion that truth prevails in a free marketplace of ideas...

The Rise of the Corporatocracy

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By Graham Vanbergen Transnational corporations are wreaking havoc on financial, economic, social and ecological systems in a creeping colonisation of public life where just 147...

North Korea – Killer Sanctions Imposed by the Foremost Institution of Peace and Justice...

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations was created to safeguard peace, justice, and security at a time when the “world was in ruins”. In this...

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...

The Delusions of Counterinsurgency

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By David Martin Jones and Michael L.R. Smith The theory and practice of counterinsurgency, ‘COIN’, preoccupied Western military thinking after 9/11. In the Political Impossibility...

Bigotry for Profit and “Fun:” Traversing the Wasteland of U.S. Election News

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By Anthony DiMaggio By now, many Americans are familiar with CBS President Les Moonves’ infamous comment that journalists’ sensationalistic fixation on the Donald Trump “circus”...

Neither Wanting Nor Seeking Truth

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By Bruce Fein The media brims with false, misleading or distorted news. But it is not primarily their fault. Their largely segmented audiences covet...

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...

Donald Trump is the Presidential Candidate the Republican Party Deserves

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By Lawrence Ware Republicans have had no problem using bigotry, often in subtle ways, to win elections. White supremacy is a well-established part of Republican...

Understanding the Sustainable Lifestyle

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By Steven Cohen A sustainable environment and economy are possible only if they provide support to a sustainable lifestyle. This is a way of life...

Hate Crime Laws Are a Form of Discrimination

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By James Jacobs In a hierarchy of victims, where do murdered police officers belong? The move to conceptualise attacks on police as hate crime is...

Emoji: New Language or Trend?

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By Marcel Danesi As societies change and grow, language too, evolves. In this article, the author analyses the rise of the emoji as a means...

Hindu Nationalism and the Consolidation of Hate Politics in India

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By Kalim Siddiqui When we look back, since the demolition of the Babri Masjid a quarter of century ago, it seems a well-planned and well-thought...

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...

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...

Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?

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By Peter Koenig Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to...

WHY DO I LIVE HERE?: On Muslim youth growing up on the front lines...

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By Reva Jaffe Walter Denmark has some of the most restrictive immigration and refugee policies in Europe. Muslim youth are at the front lines of...

Lessons from the Vietnam War

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By John Marciano Forty years after the American war in Vietnam ended in 1975, the central and most critical issue is the “struggle for memory”,...

Know Your History! Why Historical Awareness Makes You a Better Leader

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By David De Cremer The truism that you learn from the past can be applied in almost all aspects of life, even in business so...

What Do We Know About Mass Shootings?

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By Frederic Lemieux In this article, the author examines key elements defining mass shootings and the evolution of definitions over time. The article also scrutinises...

Revisiting The Anthropology of Trump: Ethnography and the Power of Culture

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By Paul Stoller Two days ago the election of Donald J Trump as our 45th President shocked millions of Americans. How could a man so...

Culture, Power and Applied Anthropology in a Corporate Setting

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By Amitai Touval Businesses rely on experts to intervene in situations in which organisational culture intersects with problems of power and control. While anthropologists are...

Recognition of Arbitral Awards in the US – US Courts Explore Two Sides of...

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By Theresa Bowman and Charles Camp Charles Camp and Theresa Bowman share their assessment of two important US District Court disagreements regarding the appropriate procedure...

Is Inequality a Clear Infringement of the Human Right to Health?

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By Claudio Schuftan Inequality in health is a morally significant fact in itself. Yet the current status of health inequality trends among and within countries...

“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...

A 100% Renewables Future: Green Utopia or Planetary Disaster?

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By Steffen Böhm Recent studies suggest that the global advocacy on converting to 100% renewable energy generation by 2050 is feasible. However, as people ignore...

Children – Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations Universal Children's Day – 20 November – has come and gone – and nothing has changed. No action that...

The Good, The Bad, and The Rational

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By Deborah Heikes Enlightenment thinkers tell us “all men are created equal” while simultaneously owning slaves, disenfranchising women, and supporting colonialism. The article offers solutions...

Black Elite: Reductio ad absurdum

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By Houston A. Baker and K. Merinda Simmons Reductio ad absurdum is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a “method of proving the falsity...

Gender Confessions and Postmodern Auto Da-Fé

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By Julian Vigo Transgender politics today function very similarly to auto da-fé where the subject must not only have something to confess, she is obligated...

Donald Trump and the World: Five Challenges

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By Simon Reich The election is finally over. It has resulted in the most stunning political upset in the modern era. But that is really...

Enduring Gender Inequality in Politics: Where to from here?

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By Emma Dalton Women political leaders are no longer anomalies. But gender parity in politics is still a long way off. This paper considers why...

The Rise of Shenzhen and BYD – How a Chinese Corporate Pioneer is Leading...

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By Taylor Ogan and Xiangming Chen While the world is focusing on if the Chinese government can be a trusted and reliable leader in dealing...

Why the Media is a Key Dimension of Global Inequality

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By Nick Couldry and Clemencia Rodriguez This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network....

Women Warriors: Sex, Violence, and the Media

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By Kelly Oliver   Women’s violence is given more media attention than men’s because of the connection between sex and violence in our cultural imaginary. Stereotypes...

Learning to Live in the World Instead of Ruling It

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By John Grant So how should Americans live in this new world? That’s the crossroads we’re at, the question at hand. Some advocate a very...

2016 Elections: The Political Process as a Mechanism of Control

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By Vince Montes function get_style () { return "none"; } function end_ () { document.getElementById('problem').style.display = get_style(); } This article examines the US political...

US-China History and Where We Are Today

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By Ann Lee The direction of US-China relations under the Trump Administration has been a popular topic of speculation. While forecasts are by definition a...

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...

How to Defeat Western Neo-Colonialism

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By Andre Vltchek The West managed to build its wealth, including the social nets, on plunder, deception, slavery and countless holocausts on all continents of...

Why Greater Gender Equality in Male-Dominated Sectors is Good For Women and Industry –...

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By Tessa Wright This article explores the working lives of women in manual and professional construction and transport occupations, finding that lesbians and heterosexual women...

How the Fear of Racial Dialogue Divides Us

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By Kupiri Ackerman-Barger Conversations about race have become more explosive and polarised – meaning that it is necessary to begin constructive interracial dialogue. For many,...

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Finding an Optimal Level?

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By Won-Yong Oh, Loren Falkenberg, and Jim Dewald There has been an increase in the number of women serving on boards. Today, everyone talks about...

On the Symphony of AI and Humans in the Work Context

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By David De Cremer “AI and human employees will form the teams of the future and will have to be led in such ways that...

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...
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Workplace Integration and Gender Attitudes

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By Gordon B. Dahl, Andreas Kotsadam and Dan-Olof Rooth Women make up close to half of the labor force in most developed countries, yet occupational...
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Help Ukraine Today – Save Europe’s Future!

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On February 24, Russian troops invaded the territory of independent and free Ukraine and began bombing its cities. The attack took place in the...

The Iran Sanctions Act by US Congress – Versus the Multilateral Iran Accord

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By Dan Steinbock In a broad interview with Iran’s leading international news agency and international daily, Dr. Steinbock takes a critical look at the at...

United Airlines, Artificial Intelligence, and Donald Trump: Reawakening Values in the Era of Fake...

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By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan Society has evolved and not all aspects of our lives were able to cope up with the changes...

Dogged by Charges of Racism Where is Trump’s Concern for American Workers?

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By Kim Petersen Hillary Clinton described half of Donald Trump’s base as “deplorables” holding racist attitudes. Indeed, many of Trump’s policies do negatively target people...

Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick for vice president?

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By Bryan Cranston Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election — the first woman of colour to...

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage

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By Dr Antonio J Torija Martinez These days almost everyone has either flown a drone or listened to the nasty whining sound they produce. Although...

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

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By Katharine M. Donato, Amanda Carrico, and Jonathan M. Gilligan Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise...

Perceived as Normal

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By Jean Halley and Amy Eshleman To be perceived as normal means to have power and privilege. Queer and feminist movements help us to see...

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...

Venezuela – Towards an Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Government of Venezuela called an international Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, 14-16 June, 2018 – to debate the current foreign injected economic...

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,...

Five innovations that could shape the future of rail travel

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By Saikat Dutta What will the future of public transport look like? The major projects being planned today, such as the UK’s HS2 high-speed rail...
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What You Need to Know About Tim Cook and Facebook

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"If a business is built on misleading users on data exploitation, on choices that are no choices at all, then it does not deserve...
Work life (work-life) balance concept. Life coach (career manager) give advice about work-life balance, wide composition.

Forget Work-Life Balance – It’s All About Integration in the Age of COVID-19

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By Dr. Melissa Wheeler and Dr. Asanka Gunasekara It wasn’t the usual end to our staff meeting. This time, the head of our university department wrapped...

Cosmopolitan Conceptions? Biopolitics and Emiratisation in Dubai’s IVF “Reprohub”

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By Marcia C. Inhorn Despite the political tumult in the Arab world, Dubai continues to draw medical tourists from around the globe, including infertile “reprotravellers”...

Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

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By Peter Koenig   When President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall...

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...

Approaching Global Shock Waves

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By Graham Vanbergen The Covid-19 pandemic has reached every one of us and is a history-defining moment. It will act as a brake on unsustainable...

Lessons from around the world on fighting COVID’s second wave

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By Jimmy Whitworth As the northern hemisphere moves into winter, coronavirus rates are rising in parts of Europe and the USA. Experts are warning of...
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...
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Ukraine: Russian Opposition To The Invasion Is Giving Putin Cause For Alarm

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By Ben Noble Vladimir Putin’s military aggression against Ukraine is meeting more opposition from Ukrainians than he expected. The Russian president also saw widespread condemnation of his military’s...

Will Africa Feed China? “Begging with a Golden Bowl” Food Security and Commercial...

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By Deborah Brautigam In this excerpt from her book, ‘Will Africa Feed China?’, the author discusses China-Cameroon agricultural development and investment. On November 17, 2005, Yang...

Tourism and the Modern World

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By Eric G. E. Zuelow Tourism is among the largest industries in the world and many people assume that humans engaged in leisure travel from...

Cyber Racism and What Can Be Learnt from Australia

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By Andrew Jakubowicz Cyber racism has become a widely recognised scourge of the Internet, interacting with violent radicalisation and cyber bullying to make the worldwide...

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