Democracies avoid serious political turbulence only so long as they ensure that the relative level of inequality between the rich and the poor does not become excessively large, says Vice President M Hamid Ansari. I recall the tablet that was affixed to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in the early years of the last century, and that reads: Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuge of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
US President Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the US-Mexican border. Britain wants to retreat into its shell to become an isolated island state . In France, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen launched her campaign by saying, "The divide is ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
'Trump's anti-trade, anti-immigrant rhetoric reminds me of Chinese history,' says A V Rajawade.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Since the 2008 crisis, global trade growth, in absolute terms and also as a percentage of the global output, has been uneven and well below the trend line of the previous three decades. Global trade registered a sharp fall in 2009. But there was a revival in 2010 and 2011, and stronger growth in the following three years. Trade has registered a drop in 2015, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
What's hot? What's not? What's next? C P Gurnani shares his highlights of the World Economic Forum Annual Summit in Davos. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Much is happening at the World Economic Forum Annual Summit, Davos, since Tuesday. With an additional 1,000 attendees than previous years, the chatter seems to be getting smarter by the day. The session on Smart Cities (which I attended) told us several things : 1. The future of cities and services are bound by all aspects that are ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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