concept is outdated and it's time to take a fresh look at the way the
world envisages it. What if we were to pool the public funds available
for international finance and split them according to global priorities? By Jonathan Glennie.
Today, it seems that the idea of sharing is being discussed in almost any context except the political economy. This may be understandable, but if we're serious about ending poverty and healing the environment perhaps it's about time that we all start talking about global sharing.
The international goal to cut hunger levels in half by 2015 will not be reached, as indicated by the latest global hunger index report. Yet hunger is
not connected to the availability of food but to poor people’s
possibilities of accessing food, writes Social Watch.
Addressing inequality is crucial for delivering the promise to eradicate extreme global poverty. When seen through a child’s lens, it is also an important objective in its own right that should be reflected as an urgent international goal, argues a report by Save the Children.
National governments are steeped in debt, a billion
people live in poverty worldwide, and urgent warnings about climate
change are being ignored. In all three cases, the main reason is lack of
money. But the money is available - and could be harnessed through a global wealth tax of 1% per year, writes Richard Parncutt.
'The Wealth of the Commons' is a new book that explores the full
dimension of what the commons means in our lives, and details ways it
can be applied to transform politics, economics, culture and the fabric
of our communities. The following article is adapted from the book's introduction, by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich.
The final report on the Ecology Panel held at the 10th Rhodes Forum on October
5, 2012, included a call for a greater sharing of the world's resources in order to reverse the trend of increasing inequality and economic insecurity. By the Chair and Moderator of the Panel, Professor Kamran Mofid.
Our failure to share resources has resulted in severe social
consequences which cannot be divorced from any discussion about the
environment. The most pragmatic way to address both these crises is to share the world's resources more equitably and sustainably, argues Rajesh Makwana
STWR presented a paper entitled 'Envisioning a New Earth: Sharing the World's Resources' during the third plenary session of the World Public Forum 'Dialogue of Civilisations' 2012 conference, which took place in Rhodes, Greece. A video and edited transcript of the presentation are available below.
After three decades of sovereign debt crises in the Global South, debt has grown more complex and we are still unable to fight back. But measures could be taken to break the trap and fix the global financial architecture, explains Diana Hulova.