Monthly Archives: September 2005

Optimists on WTO: now there are two of us

A long-time campaigner for Greenpeace (Chairman of Greenpeace South East Asia), ‘social justice’ advocate, and member of the ICTSD Board, WaldenBello has cannily identified negotiations on Mode 4 (movement of labor) in the Services negotiations and the USA/EC wrangle over the ‘Blue Box’ in the Agriculture negotiations as holding keys that could unlock convergence … […]

Climate change and economic ‘rationalism’

It means only proportionality; weighing costs against benefits and seeking positive returns, for public and private investment of resources including those held in collective ownership. Some of the hardest conundrums of public policy call for a rational approach to managing large-scale, long-term, risks in the face of public reaction that is more like panic. For […]