Category Archives: Economy

FuturICT

Science and technology is begining to focus on Humanity as a system and how it works. The need to study the collective human behaviour stems from the fact that interconnection and interdependence between people and countries have reach a level … Continue reading

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Gordon Brown: The World Is Drifting – Gordon Brown: El mundo está a la deriva

Opinion: (Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom): “Politics trumped sensible economics in the United States this summer, when Congress and President Barack Obama could not agree on taxes, entitlements, deficits, or an investment stimulus. “As a result, few people today … Continue reading

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Has Western Capitalism Failed? Part 3

Image via Wikipedia Opinion: (Tim Jackson, professor, director of research project Resolve, author of Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet):“Every society clings to a myth by which it lives. “Ours is the myth of economic growth. For the last … Continue reading

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Has Western Capitalism Failed? Part 2 – ¿Fracasó el capitalismo occidental? Parte 2

Opinion: (Lord Desai, Member of the House of Lords, emeritus professor at the London School of Economics):“Capitalism is alive and well, but not in the Western countries – it has migrated eastwards. “Russian capitalism is somewhat old and in need … Continue reading

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Has Western Capitalism Failed? Part 1 – ¿Fracasó el capitalismo occidental? Parte 1

Opinion: (Angel Gurria, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)): “[Has Western capitalism failed?] My answer to this question would be no. But I also wonder whether capitalism should be answering to the prosecution. “We failed as regulators, we … Continue reading

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European Banks Refuse To Lend To Each Other – Los bancos europeos se niegan a prestarse unos a otros

In the News (From The Financial Times): “Strains in the eurozone short-term lending markets have jumped sharply this week amid worries that the sovereign debt crisis will deepen, threatening the ability of banks to fund themselves. “Nick Matthews, senior European economist at … Continue reading

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The World Expects Shortage Of Work Places – El mundo espera escasez de puestos de trabajo

In the News (From english.pravda.ru): “The experts of the International Labor Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predict that next year a number of developed and developing countries will face mass unemployment and ‘catastrophic shortage’ of jobs. In the … Continue reading

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