Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Austerity Pandemic

Isabel Ortiz, Matthew Cummins – Most countries are cutting public expenditures – with the IMF’s support. So, even as some northern countries begin to question the austerity prescription, their southern … Continue reading

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 · Leave a comment

Head of the Dragon: The Rise of New Shanghai

Daniel Brook – As it did a century ago, the city’s embrace of modernity is breeding groups that will be hard to control. There is only so far the gap … Continue reading

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 · Leave a comment

Japan’s Secret Demographic Weapon

Bremmer and Schwab – Japan’s political leaders have three options: find some way to raise the country’s birthrate dramatically, open a long-insular society to a wave of immigrants, or finally … Continue reading

Monday, 5 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Contours of Global Order

Noam Chomsky –  Contours of Global Order: Domination, Instability, and Xenophobia in a Changing World Text of lecture given at Westerkerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 13, 2011 [Contours of Global … Continue reading

Thursday, 1 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Asia and the middle-income trap

A review of how per capita income has changed since 1970 relative to income in the United States tells us something about the risk of the middle-income trap in different … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 October 2012 · Leave a comment