economy

Podcast
Jun 12, 2019
Voting slip for the Presidential elections. Image: Wikimedia - Voting slip for the Presidential elections

What do the Indonesian elections mean?

Asia Pacific Currents
Indonesia is one of the world's biggest democracies and elections are closely watched especially now when many neighbouring countries are becoming more autocratic.
Blog
Aug 13, 2018

The moral economy and the struggle for a good life

Nima Maleki
Much of the world's population struggles for basic necessities. Adequately paid jobs, housing, food, clean drinking water, and health-care are not reaching many who need it. But, why is that?
Podcast
Mar 9, 2018
Burnt house from anti Muslim riots in Sri Lanka

The reasons behind anti Muslim pogroms in Sri Lanka

Asia Pacific Currents
The targeting of minorities around Asia is unfortunately too common and often has deep political and economic roots. The current anti muslim riots are an example of this.
Blog
Dec 5, 2017
Photo: Ryan L. C. Quan/Wikimedia Commons

Don't blame God or nature. We're the culprits

David Suzuki
If we're the cause of the problems, then we must stop blaming "nature" or "God." We have to take responsibility and tackle them with the urgency they require.
Podcast
Nov 5, 2016
Basic income performance - Bern, Switzerland 2013

Basic income: The devil is in the details

Redeye
Basic income is in the news right now, with governments from Alberta to Quebec in support of the idea. Economist David Macdonald says it's critical to pick the right model to actually reduce poverty.

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