Global Economy

Decoding the Global Competitiveness Report, 2019

October 15, 2019

In the year 2018, they went ahead and introduced the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0, a much-needed new economic compass, built on 40 years of experience of benchmarking the drivers of long-term competitiveness.

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Woman working at home

Unpaid Care Economy – A long-ignored issue

October 13, 2019

To elaborate, ‘time poverty’ – a concept which describes the relative shortage of time for leisure for a person who is employed – is a case in point here. It can also be seen as a consequence of the burden of the unpaid care economy, which eats up most of the time for women. Evidence suggests that the burden of such work falls disproportionately on women, leading them either to withdraw from the labour force or reduce their working hours to compensate.

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IMF

Why is global growth still fatigued?

August 18, 2019

The International Monetary Fund has lowered its global economic growth forecast for the fourth time in nine months as the risks still remain to the ‘downside’. According to World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update July 2019, global growth for 2019 is projected at 3.2 per cent and picking up to 3.5 per cent in 2020.

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Capital

How Capitalism can make itself work for everyone?

July 18, 2019

A prosperous society, that can support general affluence for EVERY citizen, is achievable because, fortunately, in the near term, we can begin to grow our way out of the lingering, if not swelling unemployment and underemployment by increasing our investment significantly as a ratio of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) resulting in double-digit growth, while simultaneously broadening private, individual ownership of future income-producing productive capital investments, thus initiating the process of empowering EVERY child, woman, and man to build, over time, a viable capital wealth estate and reap the income generated.

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Apple

The Economics of Apple – What is the Apple Tax?

June 15, 2019

What causes Apple products to constantly push the price ceiling? Some people may be of the opinion that its greed. After all, like all business, Apple too is incentivized by higher profit margins. It has risen to the position of being one of the most valuable companies in the world.

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Capital

How Capitalism can make itself work for everyone?

June 15, 2019

This will necessarily entail a discussion of how the system is structured, as the policies and rules make a big difference in whether or not EVERY citizen has an equal opportunity to succeed. At the core of the problem are barriers that inhibit or prevent ordinary people from succeeding.

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Financial crisis

LESSONS FROM THE FINANCIAL CRISIS FOR TODAY’S MANAGERS

June 15, 2019

What is this financial crisis? How it has impacted the world economy as well as India’s? How it has impacted a common man, a housewife, and a college going student? What are the lessons for today’s aspiring managers?

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Capital

Public Ownership of Capital Assets -Gary Reber

May 12, 2019

This will necessarily entail a discussion of how the system is structured, as the policies and rules make a big difference in whether or not EVERY citizen has an equal opportunity to succeed. At the core of the problem are barriers that inhibit or prevent ordinary people from succeeding.

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Financial crisis

LESSONS FROM THE FINANCIAL CRISIS FOR TODAY’S MANAGERS

May 12, 2019

What is this financial crisis? How it has impacted the world economy as well as India’s? How it has impacted a common man, a housewife, and a college going student? What are the lessons for today’s aspiring managers?

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Happiness in India

The Pursuit of Happiness: Understanding the Easterlin Paradox of Growth Economics

April 20, 2019

What is happiness, really? In layman terms, happiness translates to satisfaction. Economists tend to relate happiness to the satisfaction of wants- fulfilment of desires through the consumption of goods and services that possess utility.

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