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    Estado del poder 2019

    15 February 2019
    Report

    A pesar de haber causado la peor crisis financiera de las últimas décadas, el sector financiero ha salido de ella aún con mayor fuerza. En la octava edición de Estado del poder, publicada en español por el Transnational Institute, Fuhem Ecosocial y Attac España, analizamos, a través de artículos e infografías, las diversas dimensiones y dinámicas del poder financiero, y cómo los movimientos populares podrían recuperar el control sobre el dinero y las finanzas.

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    Cocaine on Wall Street, The War on Drugs, and Peace in Colombia

    • Jorge Andrés Forero-González , Miranda D. Mosis, Diana María Peña-García
    08 February 2019
    Paper

    This essay connects cocaine, the financial system and global economies through the experience of the war on drugs and peace process in Colombia.

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    Investing in Mon State?

    MACDO, Mads Barbesgaard
    04 February 2019
    Article

    How beneficial is the new policy of encouraging investment in Myanmar's Mon state?

  4. The data of money

    • Andrés Arauz
    28 January 2019
    Paper

    The international bank transfer system, SWIFT, is a form of contemporary digital colonialism and surveillance capitalism as it is run by US firms and provides data to US government agencies. Drives by governments and philanthropists to increase use of digital money will only strengthen it further.

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    State of Power 2019

    20 January 2019
    Report

    Despite causing the worst financial crisis in decades, the financial sector emerged even stronger. TNI's eighth flagship State of Power report examines through essays and infographics the varied dimensions and dynamics of financial power, and how popular movements might regain control over money and finance.

  6. Convocatoria de propuestas para ‘Estado del poder 2019’: finanzas y poder

    30 July 2018
    Article

    El Transnational Institute (TNI), desde su sede en los Países Bajos, lanza una nueva convocatoria abierta de propuestas (ensayos, artículos, infografías y proyectos artísticos) con el fin de elaborar su próxima edición del informe ‘Estado del poder’, que se publicará a fines de enero de 2019, coincidiendo con el Foro Económico Mundial en Davos. Para la edición de 2019, buscamos ensayos y colaboraciones artísticas accesibles que aborden la cuestión de las finanzas y el poder.

  7. Call for essays on finance and power for State of Power 2019

    23 July 2018
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays, short papers, infographics and artistic collaborations for its forthcoming State of Power report launched in late January 2019 to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2019, we are particularly looking for accessible, engaging essays and artistic explorations that explore the issue of finance and power.

  8. View of Shanghai Pearl Tower

    From Japanese bubble to Chinese time bomb

    Walden Bello
    16 October 2017
    Article

    Asia’s financial crisis came a decade before the global crisis, but it has had a lasting influence and left a legacy that could sow the seeds for the next global crisis.

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    Asia and Finance Capital: From the Japanese bubble to China’s financial time bomb

    • Walden Bello
    18 September 2017
    Paper

    This paper dissects the Japanese bubble economy in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997-98 and shows how they shaped Asia’s capacity to deal with and respond to the 2008 global financial crisis. It looks at how China emerged seemingly unscathed, but warns that the inroads of speculative financial capital into China and East Asia along with ongoing problems of over-production means that a future financial crisis is highly probable.

  10. The War on Terrorism Financing and Its Consequences for Civil Society

    Ben Hayes
    30 August 2017
    Article

    This summer, Women Peacemakers Program staff interviewed Ben Hayes, a researcher on topics such as security policy, counterterrorism, border control and surveillance, about his current work. Ben Hayes has been one of the first to research and write extensively on how countering terrorism financing (CTF) policies have been affecting the right to freedom of association and financial access for nonprofits, and the role of intergovernmental institutions such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)[1] in these phenomena. In this interview, he talks about how this topic first came to his attention, current trends in trying to craft solutions for the obstacles faced by nonprofits, as well as his take on what it will take to move forward.

  11. Europe's Faustian Bargain with Big Finance

    Walden Bello
    24 May 2017
    Article

    Europe's social democrats played a central role in unleashing the financial sector that created the European economic crisis that continues to today.

  12. Europe: social democracy’s Faustian pact with global finance unravels

    • Walden Bello
    18 May 2017
    Paper

    This paper focuses on how the global economic crisis unfolded in Europe, where a toxic mix of financial liberalization, highly-leverage banks, a poorly-planned euro and Germany’s years of structural adjustment created a deeply unbalanced and highly indebted European economy, that was brought into sharp focus as Wall Street banks collapsed. The result was the reversal of Europe's economic integration and a state of permanent crisis that continues to this day.

  13. Pueden hacer lo que se les antoje

    Susan George
    06 August 2015
    Article

    Al preguntarle a Susan George qué han aprendido los bancos del colapso financiero de 2008, su reacción es inmediata: “pueden hacer lo que se les antoje”.

  14. Getting away with Murder

    Susan George
    21 May 2015
    Article

    When asked what the banks have learned from the 2008 financial meltdown, Susan Georges instant reaction is: ‘That they can get away with murder.’

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    El informe Lugano II

    Guido Rodríguez Alcalá
    16 March 2015
    In the media

    Ochenta personas poseen el cincuenta  por ciento del producto mundial bruto, según afirmó el profesor Bernardo  Kliksberg en una conferencia pronunciada la semana pasada (abc, 11/3/15).

  16. A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

    16 October 2014
    Article

    One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

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    El Pacto de Competitividad europeo: la nueva arma de Merkel para imponer políticas neoliberales

    18 July 2014
    In the media

    'Público' ofrece en exclusiva el informe del 'Transnational Institute' que dispara las alarmas sobre los peligros de este proyecto.

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    Marcos Arruda: "La economía se ha agigantado tanto que ha sofocado el sentido original de la educación"

    João França
    28 April 2014
    In the media

    El economista y educador defiende que tanto la economía como la educación estén al servicio de las personas y considera que la escuela y la universidad actuales educan para los intereses económicos.

  19. Nuclear Phase-Out put to the test

    • Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Rhea Tamara Hoffmann
    08 October 2013
    Policy briefing

    Swedish energy company Vattenfall filed request for arbitration at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), after Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear energy.

  20. Five years of crisis: little learning, continuing risks

    Myriam vander Stichele
    27 September 2013
    Article

    Why has there been so little progress or learning from the world's biggest financial crisis? What solutions could really put people back in charge of finance?

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