• A Radical (and Hopeful) Approach  to the Fight Against Global Poverty

    A Radical (and Hopeful) Approach to the Fight Against Global Poverty0

    In Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo set out to convince their readers that we need not feel overwhelmed when approaching the daunting reality of global poverty. They urge us to realize that, in fact, significant progress in this ongoing battle is actually within

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  • The Myth of Technological Progress

    The Myth of Technological Progress0

    Our current economic model assumes and appears to blindly advocate that technology and free markets can be the main drivers of human progress and development, thereby also overcoming challenges such as alleviating poverty. Such arguments are not backed by the facts and are a fallacy. They must be questioned as they stand in the way

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  • Asian Business Growth and Climate Change

    Asian Business Growth and Climate Change0

    Asia Pacific region is home to some of the world's largest urban areas. Indeed, of the world's top 20 megacities-those with populations of 10 million or more-half are in Asia. (Urban agglomeration 2009, UNDESA). Of these, the fastest growing is Dhaka: between 2005 and 2010 its population increased over 16 per cent. (UNDESA 2010. World

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  • From Indian Eyes: Something is wrong with global economic governance

    From Indian Eyes: Something is wrong with global economic governance0

    Near the end of February in Down To Earth, I wrote about a fatal disconnect between the elite club exercising global economic governance, and the realities afflicting the global village itself. I noted The World Economic Forum—the gathering of power glitterati each year in Davos—had assessed the top risks the world faces in 2011. According

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