Reed Lindsay

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

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

Data, Algorithms & Artificial Intelligence: Where is AI Innovation Taking Society?

July 21, 2017

Safeguards need to be put in place so artificial intelligence can be used safely for everybody says Catherine Saez of Intellectual Property Watch reporting on events at the Artificial Intelligence summit hosted at ITU, the UN specialized agency for Information & Communications Technologies

Jayati Ghosh On Imperialism in the 21st Century

June 29, 2017
Imperialism, explains the renowned economist – whether explicit or implicit – is about the struggle to control economic territories such as markets, workers and natural resources. From explicit colonial control, imperialism has today evolved into forms of “inter-imperialist rivalries” wherein instead of a “free market”, the state exercises its control to further the interest of capitalists, rather than common people.

UN Panel Strives to Improve Access to Medicines

April 27, 2017

We are not against intellectual property protection, but we want to see that health prevails when there is a conflict, explains legendary Brazilian Ambassador Celso Amorim in discussing recommendations of the UN High Level Panel on Access to Medicines