Davos is essentially a symbol of crony capitalism camouflaging as a pro-globalization voice. This year is already witnessing a profound global political instability. Britain’s confusion over the Brexit deal continues, and so do the weekend protests by the gilets jaunes, or the yellow vests, in France. Donald Trump’s administration is reeling from the longest government shutdown in America’s history, while the Chinese economy is slowing down.
The BJP is spending large amounts to promote the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, intending to win the election on the strength of his brand.
It’s not just the latest IMF forecast causing concern. Many straws in the wind point to tougher times ahead.
Monopolist capitalism in the era of digital control reassures some and frightens others. Can it be controlled?
We still have a very limited understanding of the impacts businesses have on human rights worldwide.It has been just over a month since the Brumadinho dam, operated by the Brazilian minerals form Vale, collapsed, killing at least 171 people, with a further 141 still missing. In the wake of what appears to be yet another disaster heavily abetted by the failures of business, news from the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations may seem remote and out of touch. Important developments, however, are brewing there.
For the time being, populist red-green forces seem to have robbed the radical right of its language as well as its voters.
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Andy Seed, a British children’s author. Why is reading so important? It’s a question that academics, governments and families have considered essential for children. Indeed, reading helps to broaden the mind. Those who read books experience stronger family relationships, better communication and critical thinking skills.
Modular farming is becoming more than just a goal for social impact organizations interested in sustainability.
Employing a mix of common sense, calculated gambles and good business practice to hold the high ground, Qatar has emerged the clear winner in the battle of the airlines.
A generation of digital wizards discover they are working for the military-industrial complex and don’t like the taste of it. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains.