A recently published bookprovides a new monetary and economic model according to the
role model of nature. Nature is the inspiration for a common-good-currency called “Gradido”
that is not to be created by debt, but by contributing to the common
good. By Bernd Hückstädt.
A group of campaign organisations oppose a recent article endorsed by the FAO and EBRD that urges governments to facilitate the growth of
big agribusiness, and defend the important role of peasant agriculture and the critical role small farmers
must play in global food production.
Today debt repayment has become a taboo subject, but we must pierce the smoke-screen of creditors and re-establish the
historical truth. Repeated and generalised debt cancellation has
occurred throughout history -
often as a result of major social and political upheaval, writes Eric Toussaint.
To contribute to a broader public understanding of the present state of climate science, a series of factsheets clearly set out the evidence for anthropogenic global warming and its interaction with various climatic events, such as wildfires, droughts and flooding. By the Public Research Interest Centre.
A United Nations report slams 30 years of global
policies and ineffective recent austerity measures, arguing that reducing the widening gap between the rich and
poor is not only necessary for social justice, but is also a precondition for sound economic growth. By UNCTAD.
Contrary to the incessant mantra of economists, politicians, and
media pundits, economic growth is not the solution to what ails us. Our
prime need is for a more intelligent distribution of the wealth we
have—giving social and environmental returns priority over financial
returns, argues David Korten.
Financial experts, warning of future crises, call for re-affirming
finance as a global commons, first recognized at Bretton Woods in 1945. The
Transforming Finance group, as beneficiaries and active participants in
global capital markets, affirm their responsibility to reform
finance in a signed statement.
The corporate cabal behind a new trade agreement including Cargill,
Pfizer, Nike and WalMart, has done an exceptional job of maintaining an
almost total lack of transparency as they literally design the future we
will all inhabit, writes Laurel Sutherlin.
Living simply in a consumer society isn't easy, hence a new book brings many learning tools together
in one place so that educators who want to share the rewards and
potentials of simple living with others may have some grist for their
own creative mills. By Mark A. Burch.
If a proposal from Magdalena Sepúlveda - special rapporteur on human rights and extreme poverty - is approved by the United Nations Human Rights Council this month, eradicating poverty shall not only be a moral duty, but a legal
obligation, acccording to Roberto Bissio.