Tag: Transnational corporations
The Problem of Private Sector Debt and Coronavirus in Developing Countries
This recent report by Global Justice Now highlights the increasing role of private sector companies in providing loans for development to developing countries. Some of these loans often have quite significant interest rates, as you can see from this chart – the longer the loan term, the higher the interest rate: NB the institutions holding…
Noam Chomsky – The Decline of the U.S Superpower?
In this talk Noam Chomsky emphasises that Trump’s election and his climate change denial threaten the very existence of the planet and the human species; and he also reminds us that despite America’s increasing political isolationism, U.S. Corporations still reign supreme. Chomsky starts by saying that he was in Spain when he heard the results…
The Increase in Smoking in Poorer Countries
Smoking is on the increase in several low income and middle income countries according to this World Health Organisation data, published in the World Bank’s recent review of 2016 According to the World Health Organisation up to 80% of the world’s tobacco users now live in low and middle income countries, with younger people especially taking…