The west takes its eyes off Africa at its peril | Larry Elliott

The G7 thought it had solved Africa’s problems, but rising child poverty is a ticking time bombTime was when Africa dominated gatherings of the G7. In the period between two summits held in the UK – Birmingham in 1998 and Gleneagles in 2005 – the talk …

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No Logo at 20: have we lost the battle against the total branding of our lives?

It was the bestseller that brilliantly critiqued the political power of the ‘superbrands’ and shot Naomi Klein to fame. Two decades on, we ask her, how does it stand up in our world of tech giants and personal brands?Some political books capture the ze…

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Globalisation as we know it will not survive Trump. And that’s a good thing | Larry Elliott

The markets are spooked, but we need a new world order which makes room for local solutions and the nation stateThe significance of the trade war between China and the US goes well beyond the impact of tit-for-tat tariffs, or which of two self-styled s…

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The Guardian view on US-China trade wars: don’t start them | Editorial

The time has come to rewrite the rules so that the world’s largest economies are able to trade peacefullyDonald Trump has been an opponent of free trade deals all his public life. A protectionist message was central to his run for the White House. On t…

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Bill Gates says poverty is decreasing. He couldn’t be more wrong | Jason Hickel

An infographic endorsed by the Davos set presents the story of coerced global proletarianisation as a neoliberal triumphLast week, as world leaders and business elites arrived in Davos for the World Economic Forum, Bill Gates tweeted an infographic to …

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Davos 2019: What to watch for at the World Economic Forum

As many world leaders stay away, will any progress be made at ‘family reunion for the people who broke the world’?Political and economic problems loom heavily over the global elite as they gather at Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF). But is ther…

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