Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order? (Possible Futures) by Craig Calhoun, Georgi Derluguian

By Craig Calhoun, Georgi Derluguian

The international monetary predicament confirmed deep issues of mainstream fiscal predictions. while, it confirmed the vulnerability of the world's richest nations and the big capability of a few poorer ones. China, India, Brazil and different international locations are turning out to be quicker than Europe or the United States they usually have weathered the hindrance larger. Will they be new global leaders? And is their progress because of following traditional financial directions or in its place to robust nation management and infrequently protectionism? those matters are uncomplicated not just to the query of which nations will develop in coming many years yet to most likely conflicts over worldwide exchange coverage, foreign money criteria, and monetary cooperation.

Contributors comprise: Immanuel Wallerstein, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, James Kenneth Galbraith, Manuel Castells, Nancy Fraser, Rogers Brubaker, David Held, Mary Kaldor, Vadim Volkov, Giovanni Arrighi, Beverly Silver, and Fernando Coronil.

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With requirements of massive budget-deficit reduction, it had to make massive cuts in government spending, especially food subsidies, sparking off popular riots. It was made to close down sixteen large banks all at the same time in the middle of the crisis, causing a major financial panic. Indonesia’s economy contracted by 16 percent in 1998. And all this was done despite the fact that the IMF, and the rich countries that control it, had been repeatedly criticized—to no avail, apparently—for imposing “pro-cyclical” policies on crisis-hit countries that reduce demand in the middle of a recession.

Finally, there is the by now well-established fact that discovering oil in a poor country becomes the formula for even more poverty for all but a small elite of superrich. Clearly, much of this goes well beyond finance and financial logics. But the combination of the undesirability of current financial logics and the fact of a moment of crisis does point to a window of opportunity. At the heart of this opportunity is the increasing recognition of a need to focus on the work that needs to be done to house all people, to clean our water, to green our buildings and cities and to build only zero-emission buildings, to develop sustainable agriculture, including urban agriculture, to provide health care to all, and so on.

A. a. a. a. a. a. a. 3. R = Numerous and important restrictions on manufactured imports existed, and therefore average tariff rates are not meaningful. However, the World Bank figures, although in most cases very similar to Bairoch’s figures, are unweighted averages, which are obviously less preferable to the weighted average figures that Bairoch provides. b These are very approximate rates and give a range of average rates, not extremes. c Austria-Hungary before 1925. d In 1820, Belgium was united with the Netherlands.

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