Hot Topics

From soaring inequality, banking scandals, austerity, tax leaks, anonymous companies and "free trade" deals to movements for a universal basic income, the circular economy and to reform mainstream economics, find our hand-picked selection of the hottest topics on the global economy here. 

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Global Financial System

We have a directory of over 2,000 resources, providing you with a wealth of information at your fingertips on issues such as central banks, hedge funds, quantitative easing, banking scandals as well as progressive proposals to fix our broken financial system. 

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News on Economy

Stay up to date with all the latest developments on the global economy with our selection of the best sources of news and analysis on the economy. 

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Key Global Actors

The G8, the G20, the IMF, the WTO, OECD, OPEC, the BIS - there is a dizzying array of acronyms to get familiar with when learning about the global economy. Our resource page on the key players in the global economy is a great place to start. 

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Austerity Economics

One of the defining features of economy policy since the 2008 crisis, austerity is proposed as the only way to reign in "excessive" public spending and debts. But experts argue and experience demonstrates that it achieves none of these objectives. Learn more for yourself here.

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Alternative Economy

Want to know about how alternative economies work and how they function instead of the traditional economy? We offer over 700 links that will help inform yourself on a variety of alternative economic models being applied world-wide.

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Alternative Lifestyles

From ecovillages to bitcoins and being an ethical consumer, there are numerous ways to adopt an alternative lifestyle. Interested in exploring one that would work for you? We offer over 400 links to help you make it part of your life. 

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Hot Topics

Circular Economy

It is crucial to understand that the way we choose to design, produce and consume products, has a major impact on the environment. Circular Economy is a movement that seeks to change the "make-take-waste" linear economy in which we are living today, to a "make-keep-reuse" more sustainable concept.

Inequality in the U.S.

Economic inequality is a growing problem that prevails in every country around the world. In the US it has reached a level similar to the one seen in the Great Depression. In 1965 a CEO earned 24 times the average worker income, it went up to 185 times in recent years. Disproportional economic growth and tax evasion creates a gap that increases steadily day by day.

#29 Leaks

In the N°29 of the upper-class Harley Street in central London, is the headquarters of the now infamous Formations House, known for its long career hiding money for the super-rich. Earlier this year, the anti-secret group Distributed Denial of Secrets leaked a wealth of documents, data and recorded phone calls to journalists, unmasking a worldwide network for money laundering.

Formations House

Formations house, a family-run corporate service provider based in London has been linked to organized crime and fraud. Allegedly, frauds linked to the shell companies they register is totalling 315 million pounds. See why here. 

Tax Dodging & Tax Justice

It is estimated that the world’s global elite holds up to $32 trillion in offshore tax havens, and 500 companies were reported to hold a record $2.4 trillion offshore. This unprecedented level of international tax dodging costs developing countries over $100 billion a year, and is a leading cause of austerity policies.

World Economic Forum in Davos, January 21-24

Founded in 1971 in Switzerland as an NGO, the World Economic Forum is "committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas".

Automation & Robots

As we approach a new industrial revolution, we will get familiarized with the term Technological Unemployment, which refers to the substitution of manpower for robotic labour. The unpredictable consequences, whether positive or negative, that automation will have in individual jobs is a controversial issue.

Rethinking Economics

Pluralism in economics is a ground-breaking movement that aims to shift the teaching and research in economics towards a more inclusive and open minded practice. Pluralism seeks to reinforce the economies studies through rich intellectual debate and the contrast of different ideas including other disciplines.

Black Friday / Buy Nothing Day

Happening on November 29 this year, the international day against consumerism coincides with the U.S. Black Friday. Started by Canada in 1992, this event was created with the intention of having people reflect upon society's issue of over consumption. Now, more than 65 nations participate. What about you?

Must Read

'Everything Is Not Fine'

Call on Humanity to End Obsession With GDP

Must Watch

Inside Job

al film by Charles Ferguson

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Dollars and Sense

Real world Economics 

Hero of the Month

Thomas Piketty

French economist that dedicates his work to the study of income inequality. He’s the author of the best-selling book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century", which is an innovative view on how capitalism and the current wealth distribution contribute to economic inequality.

Featured Organisation of the Month

The New Economics Foundation

The New Economics Foundation is a people-powered think tank in the UK. They offer an agenda for people to take more control over the decisions and resources that affect their lives today and a plan for how we can all begin to change the whole system tomorrow. 

Featured Online-Resourse

Exploring Economics

An open-source e-learning platform, gives you the opportunity to discover & study a variety of economic theories, topics, and methods for free. It aims to enrich economic teaching as well as to promote self-criticism, reflection, pluralism and openness within economics.