Innovative Enterprise and Dynamic Democracy
Latin America’s startup scene is vibrant and growing, yet regional differences are plentiful. Jamie Stark looks at social and political factors driving innovative businesses in Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil – and asks, Is democracy a startup essential? What does it take to make a strong business culture? Political stability, […]
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The Plight of the Fragile Five
One need not be a conspiracy theorist to feel uneasy about the power of the Federal Reserve. The American central bank is the world’s most influential financial institution, controlling the supply of the dollar, the global reserve currency. Its objectives aren’t always straightforward, as are those of the European Central […]
The BRICS Development Bank: Does the Rise of the Rest Mean the Decline of the West?
The “decline of the West” has become an increasingly ubiquitous phrase in recent years. Depending on your perspective, you may cringe or express glee at the thought of the Western world going into relative decline and opening space for developing countries like China, India and Brazil to take on a […]
Social Inequality in Brazil: The People, Politics and the World Cup
This post was written by Victoria Livingstone and posted on Fair Observer. You can find the original post here. Brazilians are unified in their frustration with the government before the World Cup. On May 20, bus drivers in São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, went on strike, closing 11 major terminals and […]
Patrimônio – Stories of heritage, empathy and soccer
Brazil hosted the second largest sports event in the world – the World Cup. Will the investment that Brazil makes into the World Cup pay off long term for the everyday lives of the Brazilian people?