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Economy, food security

International Development and applied economics 

Link:  International Development and applied economics  Posts are not regular because of my busy academic program until 2017/18. Please stay in touch, I will be back with more creative ideas after finishing the program. I would like to thank you for the love and support. Apologies for the inconvenience ! 🙂

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food security, Natural disaster, Nepal

Floods, landslides kill many in Nepal

At least 100 people have been killed in Nepal and 45 more in neighbouring India in flash flooding and landslides. The dozens of others have been missing.  Rescue works are under way but the water levels have not declined yet, it has already crossed the danger level. Due to the heavy rainfall (on Friday 11… Continue reading Floods, landslides kill many in Nepal

Banking, inequality, Quotations

Development: Transformation | Thought

“Development is about transforming the lives of people, not just transforming economies.” ― Joseph E. Stiglitz, Making Globalization Work  ♦♦♦ “People.. were poor not because they were stupid or lazy. They worked all day long, doing complex physical tasks. They were poor because the financial institution in the country did not help them widen their economic base.”… Continue reading Development: Transformation | Thought

Haiku, My Literature, Poetry

Life (Haiku)

A cup of strong coffee Getting lower, making colder in every sip Instead, I greet my birthday! ♦ ©Jesi, 2017 http://wp.me/s4eVoB-hiku

Brexit, democracy, Globalization, UK economy, UKLeader

Hidden Facts Behind the Brexit

Let me share some facts behind the Brexit very quickly. There is 65.14 million population in the UK but only 17, 410, 742 voters voted for the Brexit that means about 48 million British did not provide an input on Brexit. However, the majority are being ruled by the minority, Is not it? Similarly, another… Continue reading Hidden Facts Behind the Brexit

Amartya Sen, Current Issues, democracy, SocialDecission

Mocking Democracy in Twenty First Century: Wrong Majoritarian System?

In the liberal society, people's participation in development through the political process is an important approach. Elections, company’s shares, non-governmental entities, developing and sharing opinion are the best ways of participation. In a public lecture program, ‘Democracy and Social Decisions’ organized by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Nobel laureate and Lamont Professor Amartya Sen… Continue reading Mocking Democracy in Twenty First Century: Wrong Majoritarian System?

Austerity, Capitalism, Current Issues, inequality, opinion, UK economy

Instability: Poverty and low skill push Britain to Brexit

A report on the causes of BREXIT has been published. According to this report, Brexit was the reason of ‘Poverty, Low Skills and Lack of Opportunities’. The research was accomplished by Goodwin, M, and Heath, O (2016) for the JRF Organisation. ‘This report provides unprecedented insight into the dynamics of the 2016 vote to leave… Continue reading Instability: Poverty and low skill push Britain to Brexit

Capitalism, Current Issues, Free trade, Globalization, inequality

Injustice is intended as justice: Justice is denied by designed

Some claim the world has achieved tremendous progress and prosperity, however, many believe that more than half of the world’s population are still struggling to have fulfilled their basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. Few are enjoying the wealth while many are suffering from extreme poverty. The patterns of resources distribution are extremely… Continue reading Injustice is intended as justice: Justice is denied by designed

food security, Globalization, inequality

Humanitarian efforts and aid programmes are being questioned

‘The multiple threats to food and nutrition security, their negative and cumulative impact, and the clear link between shocks and hunger reveal the fragility of current food production systems and their vulnerability to disasters’ - FAO, 2013 Nepal is one of the vulnerable seismic zones and disaster prone area situated between Eurasia and Indian plate.… Continue reading Humanitarian efforts and aid programmes are being questioned

Current Issues, Environment

Rivers have full rights of free flowing like a person

Rivers not only facilitate agriculture but also support economy and income. However, rivers have been marginalized and ignored since the industrial revolution, alike indigenous people in the modern society. Considering this fact, human beings must learn that rivers have a life of their own, have the right to be safe and flow freely. If so, what effects would… Continue reading Rivers have full rights of free flowing like a person

Capitalism, Economy, Globalization

Globalisation is sacked and populism is trapped !

Populism is, perhaps, a way of becoming popular for ‘vote’ and ‘note’ so that that power is easily captured. Populism is a path of politicians and celebrities who want to be ‘popular’ even being ‘naked’; probably naked is not physically but thoughtfully.

Economy, food security

Food: Hygienic or Photogenic

There are attractive photographs or visualisation around the food. Chefs like to display their culinary art in an attractive and decorative way to lure their customers. However, food is more than attractive advertisement and it is a matter of quality, hygiene and nutritional ingredients. A good governance policy must include how ‘food economy’ is being cared.… Continue reading Food: Hygienic or Photogenic

Banking, Capitalism, Globalization

Economists Ignore One of Capitalism’s Biggest Problems

By Steve Keen | Evonomics I like Joe Stiglitz, both professionally and personally. His Globalization and its Discontents was virtually the only work by a Nobel Laureate economist that I cited favourably in my Debunking Economics, because he had the courage to challenge the professional orthodoxy on the “Washington Consensus”. Far more than most in… Continue reading Economists Ignore One of Capitalism’s Biggest Problems

America, Economy, Globalization, power

Sharing values and power: What is Trumpism all about?

Formal countdown of globalisation has been started when Trump announces his territorial policy. I appreciate to him as he is at least open to tell the fact. If the world still believes in globalised values and norms then it must think how harmony is maintained...

Capitalism, Current Issues, food security

Food Security and Zero Hunger

Disseminated data on food waste, history of famines and current inflamed obesity in affluent society have proved that hunger is a careless problem by design ! #ZeroHunger Women produced 80% food in developing countries but they face 70% poverty. Similarly more than 80% food is produced in developing countries but they are suffering from vicious… Continue reading Food Security and Zero Hunger