Big Business and Globalisation

Dollar hegemony

Dollar hegemony is the term coined by Henry C.K. Liu in a widely circulated and quoted article Dollar Hegemony has…

A workable solution? The case for regional currencies

Technically, we are currently able to realize humanity’s dream of providing for the needs of every person on earth and…

Fall of the American Empire?

The proposed Iranian Oil Bourse could lead to the end of the US dollar hegemony A nation-state taxes its own…

Petrodollars

Petrodollars are dollars earned by a country through the sale of oil. The term was coined by Ibrahim Oweiss, a…

Move over, Mr Manuel!

The search for alternative taxation world-wide is driven by two imperatives. First, we need to diminish dependence on conventional sources…

Wörgl

Have you ever wondered at the beauty of buildings from the 12th and 13th centuaries in Southern Europe, when about…

In a nutshell: South Africa’s Banking System

The heart of South Africa’s banking system is the South African Reserve Bank, which is the primary monetary authority and…

Chevron — not the best neighbour

US oil giant Chevron now fully owns the Caltex refinery in Milnerton, having recently bought out Texaco. But like marooned…

A Thirst for Control

There once was a time when water fell freely from the clouds in the sky and bubbled from the springs…

The Right to Food

It is unlikely that you will know personally any of the ten children under five years old who die every…