Renaissance Partners, the investment unit of Moscow-based Renaissance Group, plans to build a 6,400- acre city in the Democratic Republic of Congo as it seeks to benefit from Africa ’s urbanization. The Russian firm is working on a master plan for the new urban center after securing the land outside Lubumbashi, the country’s second-largest city, Arnold Meyer, Renaissance Partners’ managing director in charge of real estate in Africa, said in an interview in London . Renaissance is considering similar projects in Ghana , Nigeria , Senegal and Rwanda , he said.
By Peter Schmidt The University of Chicago's plan to move ahead with developing a controversial institute named for Milton Friedman has prompted more than 170 of the university's faculty members to sign a petition complaining that it is becoming increasingly "corporatized" and that its president, Robert J. Zimmer, is trampling upon their shared-governance rights.
"Neo-liberalism" is a set of economic policies that have become widespread during the last 25 years or so.
More than 5,000 people converged this month in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to protest a deal that set the stage for the state government to appropriate almost 10,000 acres of land and hand it over to Tata Steel Corporation, a subsidiary of India’s largest conglomerate. The June 2007 agreement allows the giant company to mine ilmenite in Sathankulam, an agrarian pocket of India's coastal countryside. This ilmenite, when processed, yields titanium metal and titanium dioxide (TiO2), both extremely valuable products.
Free trade, the political-economic theory of the so-called Neocons, was completely discredited last week when America’s financial markets collapsed. So, I guess it is time to bury the late Milton Friedman, who died in 2006.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (informally the London School of Economics or LSE ) is a public research university specialised in the social sciences located in London , United Kingdom , and a constituent college of the federal University of London .
International companies and local elites in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are pocketing revenues from copper and cobalt production instead of sharing it with local communities or spending it to reduce poverty, a watchdog group charged Wednesday. A new report by the London-based Global Witness says that despite being one of the richest copper- and cobalt-producing areas in the world, the province of Katanga in southeastern DRC remains severely poor and the population has little or no infrastructure or public services.
Since the 1990's activists use the word 'neoliberalism' for global market-liberalism ('capitalism') and for free-trade policies.
As the dominant discourse would have it, the economic world is a pure and perfect order, implacably unrolling the logic of its predictable consequences, and prompt to repress all violations by the sanctions that it inflicts, either automatically or —more unusually — through the intermediary of its armed extensions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the policies they impose: reducing labour costs, reducing public expenditures and making work more flexible. Is the dominant discourse right?
Between 2008 and 2011, the Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics was an academic center established at the University of Chicago as a collaborative, cross-disciplinary site for research in economics. The Institute aimed to support research applying the tools of economic analysis to real-world issues.
In the study of international relations , neoliberalism refers to a school of thought which believes that nation-states are, or at least should be, concerned first and foremost with absolute gains rather than relative gains to other nation-states. Although both theories use common methodologies—including game theory —neoliberalism is not the same as neoliberal economic ideology. [ edit ] Activities of the International System
London firefighters work to put the neoliberal order back together after August's riots. (Photo by: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images) The neoliberal status quo is indefensible—yet the public silently accepts its supposed legitimacy.
Neoliberalism is a political philosophy whose advocates support economic liberalization , free trade and open markets , privatization , deregulation , and decreasing the size of the public sector while increasing the role of the private sector in modern society . The term was introduced in the late thirties by European liberal scholars to promote a new form of liberalism after interest in classical liberalism had declined in Europe. In the decades that followed, neoliberal theory tended to be at variance with the more laissez-faire doctrine of classical liberalism and promoted instead a market economy under the guidance and rules of a strong state, a model which came to be known as the social market economy .
ADM used to be known as the country’s corporate welfare king, and its top executives drew headlines as they perp-walked to prison.