Economics

01.07.2016

Mongolia election win puts poverty on the breadline

Mongolia election win puts poverty on the breadline

Mongolia’s political opposition took control of parliament in a landslide vote where the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) got 65 of 76 seats after vowing to boost the economy in this once pastoral land but recently discovered haven of mineral-rich deposits. The main thrust of their campaign was to tackle poverty. »

23.06.2016

Asia – Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Asia – Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Human Wrongs Watch By Graham J. Dwyer* MANILA, 21 June 2016 (IPS) – Asia’s economic growth over the last decade has been relentless, bringing with it a rising population and an influx of people from the countryside to the… »

21.06.2016

What If Turkey Drops Its “Human Bomb” on Europe?

What If Turkey Drops Its “Human Bomb” on Europe?

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 19 June 2016 (IPS) – Will the rapid–though silent escalation of political tensions between the European Union and Turkey, which has been taking a dangerous turn over the last few weeks, push Ankara to… »

09.06.2016

Trade in Small Arms Worth 5.8 Billion Dollars and Growing

Trade in Small Arms Worth 5.8 Billion Dollars and Growing

Human Wrongs Watch Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are the most transparent top and major small arms exporters, a new report backed by the United Nations has found. The Small Arms Survey’s Trade Update: Transfers and Transparency, which was released on 6 June… »

08.06.2016

John Oliver v. Medical debt vultures

John Oliver v. Medical debt vultures

We know vulture funds, those that buy bad debt from bankrupt countries for pennies and then pursue them through international courts to recover the full amount making obscene profits and damaging any possibility of economic recovery for the countries in question. Argentina, Greece, and many other are still struggling in… »

08.06.2016

Despite ‘moral angst’ about inequality, world’s richest just keep getting richer

Despite ‘moral angst’ about inequality, world’s richest just keep getting richer

‘Unless companies rein in executive salaries, pay their fair share of taxes, and invest in decent jobs the yawning gap between the haves and have-nots will continue to grow’ By Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams At a moment when the wealthiest one percent own more money than the… »

07.06.2016

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

In these weeks most Tanzanian mothers receive mosquito nets meant to protect their children from Malaria. Such a ritual is repeated every year in every poor country, at the height of the rainy season when Malaria claims the majority of its half a million children lives. The distribution of… »

06.06.2016

Labour Party UK considering Universal Basic Income

Labour Party UK considering Universal Basic Income

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has declared his Party’s interest in studying UBI as a response to the mechanisation of the workforce. Under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn there is no doubt a search for more humanising economic models is taking place. We reported in Pressenza last year, in response… »

04.06.2016

IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

Instead of delivering growth, neoliberal policies of austerity and lowered regulation for capital movement have in fact increased inequality. This inequality might itself undercut growth… Policymakers should be more open to redistribution…   Last week a research wing of the International Monetary Fund came out with a report admitting that… »

04.06.2016

Eco-Crime Hits Record High at up to 258 Billion Dollars

Eco-Crime Hits Record High at up to 258 Billion Dollars

Human Wrongs Watch “Eco-crime hits record high at up to $258 billion, outstripping the illegal trade in small arms, as international criminal gangs and militant groups profit from the plunder of Earth’s resources.”* Nairobi, 4 June 2016 – The value of environmental crime is… »

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