South-South Ties Reshape Aid Paradigm

Analysis by Miriam Gathigah BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 28, 2011 (IPS) – When the G-8 countries, comprising the world?s largest industrialised nations, decided that improving Internet access to developing countries should be a priority, scores of leaders from developing world… Continue Reading

We Are Greg Mankiw? or Not?

In response to the walkout staged by students in the intro economics class at Harvard, INET launched the syllabus project 30 Ways to Teach Economics. We invited professors and students to send us syllabi, and to share their experience with… Continue Reading

Boring Cruel Romantics

By PAUL KRUGMAN ? The New York Times There?s a word I keep hearing lately: ?technocrat.? Sometimes it?s used as a term of scorn ? the creators of the euro, we?re told, were technocrats who failed to take human and… Continue Reading

New Aid Model Expected at Busan

A.D.McKenzie PARIS, Nov 2011 (IPS) – A new model of making development assistance more successful is expected to emerge at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4), to be held Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in Busan, Korea.… Continue Reading


By Leonardo Padura (*) HAVANA, Nov (IPS) Law 288 recently passed by the Cuban government finally made it legal to buy and sell private real estate on the island. Even the most hard-core of the Obama administration spokespeople have approved… Continue Reading

Our friends from Goldman Sachs?

Marc Roche – Le Monde Paris – Mario Monti, Lucas Papademos and Mario Draghi have something in common: they have all worked for the American investment bank. This is not a coincidence, but evidence of a strategy to exert influence… Continue Reading