Thursday, October 4, 2012

A safe and just space for humanity

[Source: Oxfam]

Introducing 'The Doughnut' of social and planetary boundaries for development

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Predictability of Unpredictability

[Source: RSA channel on YouTube]

Nassim Nicholas Taleb discusses his groundbreaking ideas and their relevance to the current economic crisis, national policy making and other topics with Rohan Silva, senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Price of Civilization

[Source: The Oxford Martin School on YouTube]

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Lecture summary: 'The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity'.

Sachs argues that for the U.S. to regain sound fiscal health the country must also reform its politics. While economic recovery necessitates coming to terms with global realities, America must also rein in lobbyists' power and political spin and limit corporate contributions. Sachs explains why the complexity of the world economy means that the American form of capitalism, with a hands-off government allowing market forces to govern the economic realm, guarantees a future of instability. He tells us why we must agree on a role for government in the equation and reach a consensus on the values that unite us as citizens of the world.

Monday, December 12, 2011

U.S.: The worst income inequality?

[Source: CNN Money]

Interview with Branko Milanović, lead economist in the World Bank's research department and author of "The Haves and the Have-Nots"