globalization

Multilateralism Undermined by Globalization’s Discontents

Multilateralism Undermined by Globalization’s Discontents

November 28, 2018

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram / IPS News. On 24 October 1945, the world’s most inclusive multilateral institution, the United Nations, was born to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, … reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, … establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and…

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 With Peter Dittus & Yilmaz Akyuz

March 6, 2018
A meeting of minds between a major voice from the Global North and the Global South is captured in this two part series featuring Peter Dittus, former BIS Chief and  author of ‘Revolution Required’ and Yilmaz Akyuz, South Centre Chief Economist and author of ‘Playing With Fire’

Unpacking Neoliberal Development Myths

August 13, 2017
Economists Jayati Ghosh, Rainer Kattel, C.P. Chandrasekhar,Katya Hujo & Richard Kozul-Wright discuss economic development for transformative change at the Geneva book launch for ‘The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development’ co-edited by Jayati Ghosh

How to Understand Globalization: Not Nations, But Class

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