Davos Is Losing Its Shine

January 28, 2019

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...

The World This Week: Are Soaring Stock Markets Good for Global Economy?

January 08, 2017

An economic model where share prices of McDonald’s soar and mom-and-pop restaurants close may be efficient and convenient, but might not be equitable or soulful. This week, The Economist reported that stock markets had a good 2016. During the year, the S&P 500 rose by 11.1% and the Dow...

Amid Uncertainty, Latin America is Looking Up

November 22, 2016

Despite a recession, the Latin America and Caribbean region is looking ahead. For the first time since 1982-83, the Latin America and Caribbean region is expected to be in recession for two consecutive years (2015-16). According to...