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Jun 2, 2016

Hope for the future? Efforts and ideas to improve the current economic predicament

In a pessimistic – or realistic – mood, it is hard to deny that the world’s future looks rather grim: growing inequality appears difficult to undo; the financial system has hardly become safer since the 2007/2008 crisis; and the rising power of BRICS and other Global South economies tends to rely on conventional economic and ecologically destructive growth models. At the same time, and nurturing a more positive mood, we are increasingly witnessing efforts to turn the tide of the current economic predicament: more inclusive forms of capitalism; ethical consumption; and alternative approaches to economic growth.

In this issue of Voices from Around the World we present a number of thoughts on alternatives to current forms of global capitalism, and considerations as to whether and how these may evolve... [read the rest of the issue here]