Money makes the world go around; but what is it really? And where does it come from? The rich know how to become richer, but do the poor have inevitably to suffer as a result.
Is our economy on a tipping point? The global economy is recovering from a severe financial crisis. So we think. Or are we heading for a new crisis? Are we witnessing the end of an economic era?
There may be a temptation to feel like the 2007 crisis is far behind us, that the good times are here again. But there are new threats. The major one: Donald Trump’s protectionist policies.
Market economies rise, stagnate, and decline. Are we over the tipping point towards the negative phases of the cycle?
How can democracies reclaim control over the out-of-control finance sector so that it serves the interests of society, as well as the needs of the ecosystem?
The general notion is that market economies are modern and promote economic growth and welfare.
Economies like the Netherlands and Ireland are experiencing faster than average growth in economic output and employment.