In the last 25 years, Venezuela has walked the path from a democratic to an authoritarian state. Having been one of the richest countries in Latin America in 1998, Venezuela is now among the poorest countries in the region with 95.5% of its population below the poverty line. Can the new reforms save the Venezuelan economy and alleviate the… [Read more]
Economics & Finance
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Can Circular Economy Solve the Pollution Problem in India’s Cities?
India’s economic growth, coupled with its urbanisation and swelling population is putting severe pressure on cities’ limited resources. With some of the most polluted cities in the world and increased waste management issues, India needs to adopt circular economy initiatives. Sadly, circularity… [Read more]
How Digital Giants Play Europe’s Tax Game: Why the European Union Needs a Unified Approach for Taxing the Digital Economy
Born-digitals, like Facebook and Google, are fooling Europe’s policymakers at their own game, as loopholes in the outdated European labyrinth of taxation have turned the hunters into the hunted. The century-old EU rules in place… [Read more]
The European Central Bank’s War of the Roses: A Deep Rift Within the Eurozone’s Most Important Institution
The European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy meeting in September was strained by dissent over the decision to launch another monetary easing package. Governing council members disagreed on the economic outlook, interest rates, and, most notably,… [Read more]
Tehran Taxi: Iranian hope and desperation in the light of U.S. Sanctions
American sanctions on Iran have not weakened the regime but achieved the opposite. They have harmed ordinary people and cemented the conservative Revolutionary Guards’ grip on power. The U.S. would be well advised to pursue… [Read more]
Here is what people don’t get about China’s social credit system
China’s plans for a social credit score are much talked about and widely misunderstood. Zoë Frisvold attended the Governance Post hosted event “Reward and Punishment: Inside China’s Social Credit System” and learned three reasons why we… [Read more]
A Love Story along the Rio Grande
Carlos Ahumada Comments: Resentment and pride have disastrous consequences in any relationship. Will the upcoming leaders in the North American region be able to leave them behind? In December 1994, after many years of dating,… [Read more]
Economic Growth in The USA: When is it Time to Stop Saying, “Thanks Obama”?
Economic growth is a constant talking point for politicians in the United States. A politician’s popularity or reputation, in particular, often thrives or suffers based on the state of the economy. Presidents are no different.… [Read more]
Fighting Climate Change: Tales from the Front Lines
With the 2017 UN Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn just recently coming to an end, editor Jonathan Parisi shares the results of interviews conducted with Giulia Houston of Progetto QUID and Lisa Jennings of Proctor and… [Read more]
DeFacto – Season 2 Episode 3: The Paradise Papers
Just over year after the release of Panama papers, a second call-to-action has arisen with the publication of the Paradise Papers, the second largest set of documents revealing offshore investments and tax planning activities of… [Read more]