Finance

Is Corruption the Cause? The Poverty Trap

Collection: 
Debt
English
Suites: 
Corporate Power
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Article
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The issue of corruption resonates in developing countries. In the Philippines, for instance, the slogan of the coalition that is likely to win the 2010 presidential elections is "Without corrupt officials, there are no poor people." Not surprisingly, the international financial institutions have weighed in. The World Bank has made "good governance" a major thrust of its work, asserting that the... Read more

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Russian liberals in their theatre of the absurd

Collection: 
Debt
Trade
WEF
English
Suites: 
Trade & Investment
Corporate Power
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Type: 
Article
Translators: 
Alevtina Rea
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Boris Kagarlitsky's recent encounter with Russian economic liberals has convinced him that, far from shaking their faith in the market, the current economic crisis has only pushed them into taking even more extreme, irrational and dogmatic positions on economic development. SOMETIMES I feel sorry for Russian liberals. How difficult and unpleasant it must be to live in a world where everything... Read more

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Susan George: «A los gobiernos les preocupa más el déficit que los problemas de los ciudadanos»

Collection: 
Democratisation
Democratisation
Spanish
Suites: 
Democratising Europe
Subtitle: 
Susan George inauguró ayer un ciclo de charlas sobre la crisis y el futuro de Europa
Type: 
In the media
Body: 

«El poder económico ha situado al mercado por encima de los Estados»... Read more

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Beyond the casino state

English
Suites: 
Public Sector Alternatives
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Type: 
Article
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Watch any TV programme in Britain where politicians are on display – and it’s clear that turning David Cameron’s new slogan ‘we can’t go on like this’ back on him and all the main parties sums up a popular mood. Disillusionment with politicians has fed into a deepening anger at the way in which the political establishment have been subservient to the filthy rich, from the unconditional and... Read more

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"Pretendemos que la riqueza se distribuya democráticamente"

Spanish
Suites: 
Environmental Justice
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Durante los dos últimos días se han celebrado las XII Jornadas del Fons Menorquí de Cooperació, un evento que este año ha llevado por título “La crisis de la globalización: ¿oportunidad o fracaso?”. Si el viernes se contó con la participación del ex director general de la UNESCO, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, en la sesión de ayer intervinieron otros ponentes. Fue el caso de Susan George, doctora en... Read more

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Global governance priorities in an interdependent world - balancing the economic and the environmental crisis

English
Suites: 
Environmental Justice
Climate Justice
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Type: 
Multi-media
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Lecture at the Berlin International Economics Congress, 4-7 February 2010.

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Where has all the money gone?

Collection: 
Debt
English
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Type: 
Multi-media
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Susan George talks to Armin Thurnher,  Wiener Stadtgespräch 11, 27 October 2009

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