Posts Tagged ‘globalization’

Business is repetitive and pessimistic, especially in these times of crisis. Everyone talks about the crisis, everyone is surrounded by uncertainty, musing upon the good times, the lessons from the past that apparently have been used to some extent. I don’t have the patience anymore to read the same stories on what should be done, […]


Several policy measures should have been simultaneously taken in order to “fix” the imbalances worldwide: The USA should have encouraging more exports and less imports Consumption in Asia and Middle East should have been increased and China should have adopted a higher and flexible exchange rate Western Europe should have been working more on the […]


global charity

12Jun08

An interesting podcast on Global Philanthropy on ft.com tells us that taxes have not yet caught up with international donations.. More and more people are giving to charity overseas. But how do governments act?Pressures from the EU Commission have been increasing. This issue takes us to the Treaty of Rome which promotes the free movement […]


Food Costs rising fastest in 17 years U.S. food prices rose 4 percent in 2007, compared with an average 2.5 percent annual rise for the last 15 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the agency says 2008 could be worse, with a rise of as much as 4.5 percent. The jump has […]


a false dilemma

10Oct07

The neoliberal proposal as instrument of globalization is presented in Latin America as the only alternative to barbarism. The dilemma is posed as either do what neoliberal theory proposes or be left out. Conceptually, however, Latin America and Africa are excluded from globalization anyway. Therefore, this is a false dilemma. Modernization through opening up to […]


the new ILE

09Oct07

“The new Inter-Linked-Economy forms an island, just like the French acronym, in the middle of a world which for some has no borders and for others has nothing but borders that cannot be crossed. The exception is East Asia where Tigers and Dragons with active states, and China with a highly institutionalized state, have managed […]