The latest set of disturbing data from the UN shows that finance has been flowing out of developing countries at least since 2004, with sobering implications explains Jesse Griffiths from Eurodad.
Since the financial crash of 2008, followers of mainstream economic dogma haven't changed their tune much. But an ever-growing legion of dissenting economists are challenging these cherished myths, as summarised by the New Internationalist in a classic edition of the magazine from December 2015.
A real circular economy would expand the definition of the circular economy to one where its operating system is regenerative not only towards nature, but also people; meaning wealth is equitably circulated and shared. A new report by Sharon Ede explains how relocalising production with not-for-profit business models helps build resilient and prosperous societies.
New research on global financial flows shows that the usual development narrative has it backwards; aid is effectively flowing in reverse. And some of the very countries that so love to tout their foreign aid contributions are the ones enabling mass theft from developing countries, argues Jason Hickel.
Is there anything that the world's corporations can do about the scourge of inequality? The answer is yes, but it means rewriting the economic rules - for the only sustainable prosperity is shared prosperity, writes Joseph E. Stiglitz.