globalization

Obama on Globalization: A Success Story

August 7, 2018

Barack Obama’s Nelson Mandela speech praised globalization and market-based solutions for their role in lifting one billion people out of poverty. But is this true? For example, half of this poverty reduction is traceable to China’s economic growth. And inequality has only grown, as Obama even admits. Paul Jay and Heiner Flassbeck take apart Obama’s…

China’s Embrace Of An Intellectual Property System Imposed On It By The United States

April 29, 2018

The two biggest scientific powers, the U.S. & China, need to rethink the world’s intellectual property-based innovation system to safeguard citizen interests or else this privatization of technology, an arms race mentality in science, will produce a dark, dystopian future none of us really want explains Peter Drahos

Exposing the Risks of Global Finance

March 6, 2018
South Centre Chief Economist explains the deepened financial integration of the Global South as a mechanism of Northern countries to continue compressing wage income. But the growing and massive accumulation of debt worldwide is making the global economy more vulnerable than ever before

Economic Development for Transformative Structural Change

August 13, 2017
This 4 part series based on the Geneva book launch of The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development, presents clips of a panel discussion moderated by Jayati Ghosh. The handbook represents a landmark in the field of economic development. Ghosh explains that the comprehensive volume includes historical and contemporary

Economy

March 15, 2017
We must adopt a class-based analysis of globalization in order to attack the multilateral system that is producing inequality, advises South Centre Chief Economist Yilmaz Akyuz

Transnational Corporations vs. Human Rights

January 2, 2017
Ecuador’s Ambassador to the UN Geneva briefs TRNN on Resolution 26/9, the UN Human Rights Council mandate to elaborate an international legal framework to regulate activities of transnational corporations under binding international human rights law