Trying to imagine the world 30 years from now is hard, but by 2043 I’m sure a lot will have changed. I’m not expecting flying cars and the futuristic gadgets you see in films, but life will be the same as it is now. 574 more words
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Since May 2011 the streets of Santiago de Chile have been filled with marching students, schools and universities have been occupied and classes have ceased for weeks at a time. 260 more words
Modelo de un nuevo “Consenso” coherente y efectivo para el desarrollo real de América Latina en la época actual.
Por: David Caicedo Sarralde
De acuerdo al texto de David Llistar y al aporte proporcionado por autores críticos respecto al proceso de globalización del capitalismo neoliberal, como Joseph Stiglitz y Amartya Sen; el consenso de Washington no garantiza ni facilita el desarrollo económico, social y político de América Latina en general. 915 more words
In discussing the best ways to solve some of the world’s most difficult challenges, a blogger on the World Bank’s Voices forum expressed the following words… 265 more words
Here is a review of How Asia Works from the blog of John Williamson, the man who coined the phrase ‘Washington Consensus’.
It is a thoughtful review to which I offer three brief points of response, whose relevance should become apparent as you read: a) I believe that Thailand’s very fast growth in the 1980s was based too much on a surge of FDI in low-value added processing activity and speculative real estate development and that this is why it proved to be unsustainable; I also think that far too much of Thailand’s manufacturing activity since the Asian crisis is still based on FDI and that this is one reason why the country will not progress towards developed nation status. 1,825 more words
I haven’t written in a while. There’s been a lot of reasons. But this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24553611 has reignited my indignation. We all know it, because whether you’re in work or looking for work the wages the vast majority of us are being offered are worth less and less month-on-month, year-on-year. 518 more words