Decoding the G-20 Drama

The brouhaha over “global re-balancing” boils down to this: Americans buy too much stuff from China.

Yes, There are Alternatives

There is an upsurge of efforts around the world to create a new global economy rooted in local community needs.

Why Filipinos Should be Worried

Why Filipinos Should be Worried

The Philippines needs to become less vulnerable to the global economy and more rooted in local production for local consumption.

2010: Year of the Nini

If Time magazine had any inkling of sense, it would name the Nini the person of the year for 2010.

Another War in Lebanon? Not Likely

Israel is focused on Iran. But the Obama administration should not ignore the few voices inside Israel that want escalation against Hezbollah.

Crisis as Opportunity

How is the Philippines responding to the “triple crises of vulnerability”: the global economic crisis, the food crisis and the spreading environmental crises of water, forests, fisheries and climate?

A REALLY BIG Black Swan

A REALLY BIG Black Swan

In the security biz, so-called “black swans” blindside you and maybe even inflict a career-ending injury.

Time to Tax Financial Speculation

For those of us who want the financial industry to serve people and the planet rather than dominate them, this is the most exciting reform under serious consideration on the world stage.