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  1. 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.

  3. Ben Hayes talks at TedX

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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”.

  7. 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).

  9. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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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    Trade deal branded 'rule for the corporation by the corporation'

    05 September 2013
    In the media

    Susan George chairs the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She says the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could give powerful companies the right to challenge domestic laws which restrict their future profits.

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    Offshore firms not paying tax share

    05 September 2013
    In the media

    A LEADING international political economist has warned that democracy is being damaged by the insidious creep of transnational corporations into government policy and their refusal to adopt country-by-country accounting practices, which have helped them avoid taxes.

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    Video: El Informe Lugano II

    Susan George, Iñaki Gabilondo, Ricardo García Zaldívar
    03 May 2013
    Multi-media

    Resumen de la presentación del libro El Informe Lugano II: Esta vez, vamos a liquidar la democracia, de  Susan George, con Iñaki Gabilondo y Ricardo García Zaldívar (Attac España).

  17. Austeridad para siempre

    • Kenneth Haar, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
    28 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    El nuevo modelo de gobernanza económica de la UE, incluido el Pacto del Euro, es un modelo de austeridad prolongada.

  18. La crisis de la UE: guía de bolsillo

    29 November 2012
    Primer

    Una útil guía de bolsillo que explica cómo la crisis de Wall Street se vio agravada por las políticas de la UE y cómo ha enriquecido al 1% de la población en detrimento del 99%, y apunta a posibles soluciones que priorizan a las personas y el medio ambiente por encima de los beneficios empresariales.

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    The EU Crisis Pocket Guide

    06 November 2012
    Primer

    A useful pocket guide on how a crisis made in Wall Street was made worse by EU policies, how it has enriched the 1% to the detriment of the 99%, and outlining some possible solutions that prioritise people and the environment above corporate profits.

  20. De blazerbrigade doet het in zijn broek voor u, kiezer

    Ewald Engelen
    01 September 2012
    In the media

    Twee weken geleden riep de voorzitter van de Brabants-Zeeuwse Werkgeversvereniging zijn leden op hun steun voor de euro te betuigen. Met als motto: Hijs de vlag voor Europa!

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