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December 17, 2019
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With their „European Green Deal“, the European Commission expressed an admirable ambition to be climate-neutral by 2050. Are such ambitious long-term goals good for the credibility of European climate protection policies? Especially when they include only the vaguest notions of how to get there, and when the measures for more efficient climate protection that can be implemented in the short-to-medium term are not making sufficient progress? I don’t think so. [more]
December 10, 2019
44
Looking back on the decade just gone, the biggest developments in politics has been a backlash against: globalisation and immigration. Also, we have seen the rise of movements seeking to reassert the primacy of the nation state. Although these trends were not anticipated a decade ago, the signs were clearly there. [more]
December 4, 2019
46
Yi Xiong, China Economist, sets out how the Chinese economy has been driven by a key theme in each of the last two decades: exports and then public investment. The next decade is set to be the consumption decade. The latent spending potential, particularly in retiring Chinese will continue to drive growth. [more]
December 4, 2019
47
Many ‘decade ahead’ predictions prove unreliable. And we admit this special edition of Konzept cannot be a perfect crystal ball. Regardless, we present 24 contrarian ideas for how the 2020s may evolve because we believe it is best to be prepared for the unexpected themes that may arise over the coming decade. After all, if the 2010s have taught us anything it is that the trends of the prior decade are no guide for the decade to come. [more]
December 3, 2019
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The past year and a half has seen an impressive slide in the global economy. Global GDP growth is expected to have ebbed to its lowest rate since the great recession this year, with some regions nearing recession and others increasingly fearing it. The primary factor is the strongly depressing effect on global trade and investment that has resulted from sharp increases in economic policy uncertainty associated with both trade policy conflicts and Brexit. [more]
December 3, 2019
49
A decade from now, a family are going through their morning routine. Breakfast has just been delivered from the dark kitchen around the corner, the ironed clothes are due in ten minutes. [more]
December 3, 2019
50
It was not until 2017, that cryptocurrencies really gained global attention as the price of bitcoin surged to almost 20000. When Facebook announced libra in June 2019, the talk hit all levels of society and politics. [more]
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