Experten-Kommentare

Experten-Kommentare

Values and Anti-values in Contemporary Economic Policymaking

This Expert Comment argues that economic morality arises from market failure, which requires social corrections and government interventions. Such corrections might challenge economic actors who enjoy...

Provision of Infrastructure: Self-financing as Sustainable Funding

This paper examines current issues with sustainable funding for grid-bounded infrastructure and proposes that in order to find a first-best solution to these problems,...

Sustainable Development or Sustainable Economies? Ideas Towards Living in Harmony and Plenitude

Is sustainable development really the best response to the challenges of globalisation? Walter D. Mignolo argues that the concept of 'sustainable economies', based on the idea of...

The Infrastructure of Civilisation: Public Goods, Private Rents, and the Existential Dilemma

Fred Harrison's Expert Comments tackles the issue of sustainable funding for infrastructure. Analyzing the history of the Roman Empire, he suggests that Europe is now facing...
Contemporary economics: A sinking ship? (Credit: digitalista/Bigstock)

Surreal economics and the language of mind control

How is the financial crisis of 2008 linked to the election results of 2016?  How can economic reform address this systemic malaise?  How can...

The Roles and Responsibilities of Educational Institutions and Strategies for Intercultural Citizenship Education in a Globalising World

In our globalised and globalising world, we are searching for sustainable conviviality in confusing times. Education and the role of educational institutions are  crucial...

Modernising State Governance: Restructuring the Relationship Between the State, the Market, and Society Since the Reform in China

This paper discusses the ideal relationship between the government, the market, and civil society as one of the key reasons for China's success since its...

Culture, Consensus, and Peace

Executive Summary Urban living and the upheavals of the twentieth century are causing fractures in local and global societies.  The common language of recognised values,...
Xi'an city wall, China. (Credit: chuyu/Bigstock)

Dreams for the world, ‚made in China‘

Establishing a deeper understanding of the One Belt, One Road initiative than is often employed by the international community, Maxim Mikhalev uses influential Chinese...

Fairy Tales and Globalisation: Bringing Up the Young in the Values and Virtues of Great Civilisations

Yakov Rabkin's Expert Comment examines the ways globalisation affects children’s values, self-images, and worldviews through targeted marketing. Covering everything from traditional fairy tales to...

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