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 ! 🙂
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
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.
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
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...
"We see balatant use here of Malthusian population theory,' too many people and not enough food' ... and Monasanto's technologies are an essential ingredient of any solution" -(Young, 2012, p78-79) Quite interesting book.
Globalization is neither feasible nor desirable. The problems are not with globalization, but with how it has been managed. IMF, World Bank and WTO have served the interest of the advanced industrialized countries particularly narrow mind-sets rather than developing world. Pfofessor Joseph Stiglitz believes globalization can be reshaped to realize its potentials. Government can, and… Continue reading Globalization can be reshaped
This morning, I had a lovely time to watch Television with strong black coffee and bread and butter. I was updating global news on BBC Breakfast. Hobby is making me crazy. For a conversation Professor Andre Spicer was presented on the screen. Spicer was talking about corporate behaviour. In the answer of a question he… Continue reading Consumers, Employees and Investors are annoying but CEOs get pay rises!
Food bank is the non-profit organization that distributes food to those who are unable to purchase when affecting from natural disaster, weak physical and mental condition, bankrupt, and orphan. There are varieties of food bank models run by charity organisations, community, and churches as well as private individuals. John van Hengel foundedfirst food bank in… Continue reading More Food Waste in Developed Countries
The UK economy will have to weather a short, sharp shock, with Brexit uncertainty holding back both business investment and consumer spending, according to a leading economic forecasting group. As forecasters cut growth expectations, a survey of finance chiefs showed caution increasing since the referendum, and retailers reported fewer shoppers on the high street than a year… Continue reading UK economy: after Brexit | The Guardian
Our current economic model is INEQUALITY by design. -Sharan Burrow Image: WEF
The EU is capable of change, but in only one way; to grab more power from the member states. Democratic reform within the EU is an impossibility. Britain, one of the EU’s biggest donors, asked for reform, and, even when faced with the prospect of Brexit, the EU could offer us virtually nothing. The Lisbon Treaty gave the EU all the trappings of a nation state, and specifies that the EU is sovereign authority in all areas except those where it has chosen not to legislate. If you’re staying in the EU in the misguided belief that you can reform it, you fail to understand sixty years of history; we will be crushed by an unstoppable bureaucracy.
QUOTE We have been seeking happiness on the pain of others. Militarization, materialization and robotisation of human beings are the pain which is the routine job of so-called modern society. This is not the way of sustainability as well but we are talking so much about sustainability. Definitely wisdom is better than knowledge. Liberalism is… Continue reading Gross Happiness
Quote Helicopter Money ‘‘Central-bank balance sheets have swelled, and policy rates have reached their “near zero” lower bounds. There is plenty of cheap water, it seems, but the horse refuses to drink…policymakers have one more option: a shift to “purer” fiscal policy, in which they directly finance government spending by printing money – a so-called… Continue reading Helicopter Money
Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) is on the doorstep. Income inequality and global warming are on the top of future challenges. There is a close link between financial system, digitalisation and economic inequality. Before looking into future, I think, we better start reviewing the past; especially the globalisation era how it went. I picked up some books… Continue reading Banking, Digitalisation and Inequality