The imperative for tomorrow’s economy to be more prosperous than today’s puts capitalism in a bind that necessitates resource extraction and pollution while also reducing costs or labor, which furthers wealth inequality and the polarization of humanity into producing and consuming classes (See Parts I and II). There are two general solutions to prevent theContinue reading “The Growth Imperative Part III: Solutions”
Capitalism is a bubble in the sense that it is based on speculation that tomorrow’s economy will be better than today’s. If Betty Banker invests in Jeremy Jam’s preserve shop and the economy is favorable, they both earn wealth from the initial investment. However, if the economy is stunted and no one can afford toContinue reading “The Growth Imperative Part I: Environmental Problems”
Gender inequality and hunger are very much interconnected both globally and regionally. Not only does hunger reduce school attendance more for girls than boys, but 60% of undernourished people are women or girls around the globe. Unfortunately, many women are excluded from participating in decisions regarding their communities’ agricultural policy and food production, consumption, and distribution systems,Continue reading “Gender & Food Sovereignty: Examples from Latin America”
From corporations underpaying employees, evading taxes, and eliminating competition, the resulting society is one where an increasingly monopolised and polarized system benefit the wealthy and provide little opportunity for the not-wealthy to advance.
Neoliberalism, an economic ideology that emerged in the 1980s, favors market liberalization, free trade, and limited government intervention and has come to dominate the global political-economic system even today. However, this hyper-capitalism has been criticized for favoring the wealthy exclusively and exacerbating inequality for the rest. One of the most quintessential case studies in examiningContinue reading “Failure of neoliberalism in Latin America”
In this post, I will examine three different perspectives on how aid can either facilitate or impede development.
In this post, I argue that many philanthropists don’t act altruistically to resolve global issues but rather act to support their own agenda even if it does little to benefit those who are suffering.
Tourist catering in upcoming travel destinations has had mal-implications as countries’ cultures become marketized; and while the economy might benefit overall from tourism, vulnerable individuals can suffer.