Economics

No Logo: Naomi Klein talks briefly about globalization, branding, and alter-globalization movements

Produced by Sut Jhally's Media Education Foundation (www.mediaed.org), Naomi Klein (Author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine) talks briefly about the relationship between branding, globalization, and the alter-globalization movements that attempt to expose the stories behind the logos of everyday brands.

Plantation Agriculture's Discontents

Recently, Chiquita Banana was fined $27 million by the US Justice Department after paying protection money to Colombian guerrillas (according to the United States government they are terrorists).  Obviously, it is reprehensible that a US company should support an organization that kidnaps, murders, and traffics in narcotics.  The issue is now closed, because Chiquita closed their operations there in 2004, but this story is one dark blot on a larger tapestry of context.  F

The Print Media in South Africa: Paving the Way for 'Privatisation'

The print media in South Africa : paving the way for 'privatisation' / Anne Mayher & David A. Mcdonald

Review of African Political Economy, 2007, vol. 34, no. 113, p. 443-460

A Transnational South America?

On May 24, the nations of South America signed a treaty to create Unasur, a regional parliament that builds upon the trading agreements Mercosur and the Andean Community, but also may coordinate common military defense actions. <Read the article here >

 

World Banker and His Cash Return Home

"World Banker and His Cash Return Home"
New York Times
By Jason DeParle
Published: March 17, 2008

“I understand the costs of migration,” he said. “There is a cost to not migrating, too.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/17/world/asia/17remit.html?pagewanted=1&_...

Globalization and the Trade Union Response

"Globalization and the Trade Union Response"

by
RAVI R. GHADGE
Research Scholar
Centre for the Study of Social Systems
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

The aim of this paper was to describe the present phenomenon of globalization in terms of globalization of capital and the dynamics of the industrial production. We also looked at the various challenges globalization has thrown to the trade unions in developing countries and lastly we have tried to look at the case of India to briefly highlight the process of globalization and its effects especially on labour.

Eco-Footprints of Nations

New research examines the environmental impact of wealthy nations on middle and poor income nations as well as the reverse. Thara Srinivasan of the Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab (PEaCE) finds that the cost of the damage done by wealthy nations to poor nations exceeds the amount of their debts. Environmental impact was measured by looking at a number of factors including climate change, ozone depletion, and deforestation.

Penn GDI Annual Forum 2008

Penn GDI is pleased to announce its Second Annual Forum, April 10-11, 2008.
The topic is HIGHER EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, in the context of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


Keynote speakers will include: Jorge Balan (OISE/CEDES, Argentina), Cigdem Kagiticibasi (Koc University, Turkey), Devesh Kapur (Penn/CASI), Adama Samassekou (Minister of Education, Mali), I.V. SubbaRao (Govt of Andhra Pradesh, India).

In addition, there will be nine panels spread over the two days:

Global Gender Gap Report

From the World Economic Forum, a 2007 report on gender inequity across the globe. Authored by Ricardo Hausmann (Harvard), Laura D. Tyson, (UC Berkeley) and Saadia Zahidi (World Economic Form), the report focuses on four major areas: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, political empowerment, and health and survival.