Tag: economic crisis

Ancient Egypt: A pyramid scheme that worked

By Khaled Diab Spanning some three millennia of recorded history, Ancient Egyptians built a state to last. What was behind this success and what can we learn from it? Quite a few surprising lessons, in fact. Image: Gaurav D Lathiya,…

Belgium’s endless identity crisis

As it stumbles from one political crisis to the next, Belgium faces a profound existential threat. But can the slow disintegration of the Belgian state be reversed and, if so, how?   Friday 25 September 2020 Back in 2011, Belgium…

Egypt’s dollar woes

Hopes are devaluation will resolve Egypt’s dollar crisis, but the situation could spin out of control without a global currency for international trade

Making globalisation pay

Big corporations are using the banking crisis as an excuse for exploiting cheap labour. Is it time for a global minimum wage?