On 19 January 2018, a proposal was approved by the Chinese Communist Party Congress to amend China’s Constitution. This proposal is to be discussed at the 13th National People's Congress in March. What are the potential changes to China’s Constitution?
According to Vandana Shiva we must shift from representative democracy, in which corporations rule, to ‘Earth Democracy’ to deal with our current crises – to end conflict and bring peace. It means including the excluded into our conception of the economy.
Social assistance benefits have seen major developments in many countries over the last decades. Our research explores the benefit developments, their determinants and the impact of the benefit changes on income polarization.
Obama calls it the “defining challenge of our time”. Head of IMF Lagarde says it casts “a dark shadow … across the global economy”. Income inequality went up considerably in most rich countries. How can we explain this & what are possible consequences?