Next year will see elections in the U.S. and France, a leadership handoff in China and the return of Putin to the Russian presidency. Candidates will be tempted to pander by telling their constituents they can ignore their global responsibilities. But the publics know better.
Global food prices remain high and volatile, affecting the poorest countries the most. For millions who are already vulnerable, events like the droughts in the Horn of Africa add to their hardships while continued market turmoil increases uncertainty in the global economy.
Italy needs a renaissance. Thankfully, that's an idea they are familiar with.
While Americans and other citizens from wealthy nations have exercised their democratic right to assemble and publicly express their dissent, the most adversely affected masses are conspicuously silent.
The first casualty of war is truth, they say. The first casualty of debt is the poor and middle classes, and that is a truth that's just becoming visible.
In the 12 months to June, over RMB 600 billion poured into China from short-term lending by nonresidents to Chinese corporations. These developments are worrying for four broad reasons.
Once again the G-20 must act to prevent a devastating slide into a deep contraction, if not depression, and avoid a damaging retreat into protectionism and competitive devaluation.
The beauty of Europe is its rich diversity of language and cultures, so why are all these politicians and overpaid, unelected bureaucrats trying to force some ghastly vision 'of such' on us all?
Eighty years ago, the Tin Pan Alley classic "Buddy, Have You Got a Dime?" was the crisis music of its time. Today the dollars have gone to the investment bankers who got off scot free, and there are no dimes for the 99 percent.
Imagine what the world be like -- what would have happened in the global economic crisis, if everyone practiced one simple global golden rule -- digni...
The hollowing out of the middle class, including the well-educated middle class, never mind the so-called working class, is profoundly reshaping our country in many ways. It is also eating at the culture of our country, which used to be known for compassion and shared sacrifice.
With the constellation of the occupy protests and the broad international movement for the FTT, the moment for achieving the tax, and the critical revenue it can provide to help revive struggling economies, has never been greater.
In protecting Wall Street after the 2008 crash, the executive branch violated its core constitutional duty. It is now clear that there are virtually no limits on the magnitude of the crimes that the nation's most powerful private actors can commit with impunity.
If developing countries can't keep up their healthy growth of 2010 and create jobs, the global economy will lose the robust engine of growth it had counted on for the recovery.
This year more than 750 Global Agenda Council Members from all walks of life and from more than 80 countries have gathered in Abu Dhabi for a global brainstorming to develop the new models for global decision-making.
The economic story that the Republican Party is peddling to American voters is profoundly unpatriotic and dead wrong.