Tag: Future

Brexit implications: Alarming economic perspectives

“Divided we fall” said the front page of the British newspaper, The Economist, in the days leading up the vote. The debate over the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union ended the 23 June 2016, when the British electorate voted in favour of quitting the EU. Appealing to the Article 50 of…

The various faces of gender discrimination

Let’s start with two hypothetical situations. Zoe is an analyst and is looking for a job in a consultancy company. She knows that the bar to get hired will be higher for her than for the male applying to the same job with similar skills and qualifications. She is also aware that she may be…

Brexit showdown Monday

In Hamlet, Marcellus, an officer of the palace guard, seeing the ghost of the dead king, walking over the palace walls, observes, ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark’.   Shakespeare would be spoiled for choice for a location for those words today – whether in Brussels, Washington, Westminster.   Or indeed, at Stormont,…

The Italian route with Africa also goes to Congo

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When we think of Africa on our part of the Mediterranean, it is impossible to build a precise image of this continent, so large and heterogeneous, for the most unknown and for everyone fascinating and mysterious. Although unknowingly, it is, however, likely that if and when we try, our first, confused thought is directed directly…

Can Modern Collectivism address the Challenges of Globalization?

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“..Nothing short of utopia can now save us from ourselves, but we are actually in sight of this utopia..” Peter Russel We are now living in a vanishing world, where a new one is coming into being. Both to solve the challenges of this old world coming to an end, and to face the challenges of the new world,…

Venezuela to collapse, a country now alien to its people

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Venezuela is immersed in a real internal crisis that began covertly in 2013, but has reached its peak in recent months. A recession that invests every sector, from the institutional and economic, to the social and humanitarian. Protests, unjustified arrests and violent reactions to anti-government protesters are on the agenda. On 24 May 2017, Attorney…

Climate Agreement: Make our planet great again

President Donald Trump, on Thursday, announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change. In 2016, the Paris Agreement marked a turning point in the battle against climate change.The Paris Agreement is the result of more than two decades of climate…