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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

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.

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

Capitalism, Globalization, Humanity

Globalization or Googalization !

Globalization is in critical mode, basically after Brexit and Donald Trump's victory in US president has brought forward "New Nationalism", The IMF, World Bank and Treasury department of US were the creators of Washington consensus. Then What would happen with neoliberalism?  Some interesting readings lists. Whose resources sharing? "If globalization is the process of sharing… Continue reading Globalization or Googalization !

Environment, food security, Globalization, INCOMESCO

New Year Resolution: pray for PEACE, act for FOOD

It is a time to say bye-bye 2016 and welcome 2017. That’s sound great! We have already been boarded on the flight of 2017 and the duration of the flight will be 12 months. Our final destination is good health and prosperity. We will be stopping for the food for good health, the love and harmony for… Continue reading New Year Resolution: pray for PEACE, act for FOOD

e-papers, Globalization, inequality

Globalization can be reshaped

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

Capitalism, Economy, inequality

Consumers, Employees and Investors are annoying but CEOs get pay rises!

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 security, Globalization

What to eat ?

Global population would be about 9.5 billion by 2075 meaning there could be an extra three billion people to feed by the end of the century. Farmland has been either fragmented or been globally encroached due to big projects like construction of infrastructures, housing and other development works. It is estimated that about two billion… Continue reading What to eat ?

Economy, food security, Globalization

More Food Waste in Developed Countries

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