In the United Kingdom and around the world, neoliberalism is on trial, and the orthodoxy established by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in the 1980s – to roll back the state and let the market work its magic – may indeed be guilty as charged. But will governments be given the tools and support they need to rehabilitate the defendant? writes Ngaire Woods.
The equitable marriage of convenience between the private sector and the labor force – augmented with continuous trainings that involve change – is a guiding principle to exist and succeed in a competitive market, writes Teklu Weldegiorgis.
All developmental projects – like the massive ones in Ethiopia – should consider all economic, societal, political, cultural, psychological and religious values if the desired developmental goals are to be met on time, writes Asseged Gebremedhin.
In this day and age, the cost of solar power is plummeting in different parts of the world including Africa. In that regard, the trends suggest that solar power would become a leading source of energy, but some challenges remain, writes John Kidenda.
One of the few remaining sacred cows of Western capitalism is the independence of central banks from elected governments. But in an age when fiscal policy has become an essential factor in determining the quantity of money lubricating the system, an independent monetary authority no longer makes sense, writes Yanis Varoufakis.