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Should Banks Be Stripped Of Their Ability To Create Money? A Referendum in Switzerland

June 4, 2018
A three part series with economist Jo Michell commenting on initiatives to strip banks of their ability to create money as a Swiss National Referendum on a proposal to do so stirs international debate on this topic of relevance to all modern capitalist societies

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’

Digital Superpowers Poised To Increase Global Inequities Under the Label of E-Commerce

November 20, 2017

Our World Is Not For Sale session at the 2017 World Trade Organization Public Forum exposes dangers ahead as giant superpowers in new technologies like Big Data and Artificial Intelligence seek further power under the guise of new E-Commerce rules at the WTO

Finance Has Become the Dominant Force in Shaping the Global Economy

October 24, 2017

Global inequality, household indebtedness, insufficient investment and stagnant economic recovery are the consequences of the dominance of large financial and corporate bodies in shaping globalization, explains Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTAD’s chief economist

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