Development

Social and environmental crisis of unforeseen outbreak

In a world of open and concealed conflicts, beyond terrorism what is alarming is the ticking of a huge time bomb of global scope and unforeseen outbreak. In crossing unusual limits, the unbridled financial speculation set up as organizer of the contemporary economic and geopolitical system generates very unstable socioeconomic and environmental spaces. The disproportionate profit of powerful minorities punishes large majorities, destroys the environment, and multiplies highly dangerous speculative bubbles. Social resentment boils. What will happen with humanity? Will the chastisement thunder? Which will prevail: vengeance or reconstruction? Will hope be able to rise above fury? A magma of social forces tries to channel its vigor, while not much is contributed by coward leaderships.

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Equity in national value chains

In general, enterprises that lead value chains are the ones who are favored the most by the effort done by all the participants of these productive spaces. Achieving equity in value chains implies enabling that each participant can fully retain the share of value s/he generates and with that facilitate the capitalization of the base of the productive apparatus and help strengthen domestic market.

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New policies servicing peoples’ wellbeing and the protection of the environment

There have not been few attempts at establishing economies to serve peoples’ wellbeing and the protection of the environment. However, in one way or the other, these economies were undermined by neoliberal reactions that sanded down their fragile pillars. Why they were not able to endure and strengthen? How can these embryonic attempts be extended giving way to sustainable dynamics of popular base and environmental protection?

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Not just redistributing income: eliminating concentration and securing decisional sovereignty.

Non-central countries emerge from a hard past that molds the present and projects onto the possible future. Are we doomed to proceed in the path we are running or would it be possible to choose other courses that may allow us to reach more equity and decisional sovereignty? Is it enough to concentrate in redistributing income without addressing how to remove what sustains the concentration process of wealth and decisions?

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Democratize the economy

It is possible to democratize the economy provided that we can advance over what sustains the concentrating process. Deep-rooted changes are needed even though some specific measures can be adopted to open spaces for a fairer productive inclusion; among others, establish negotiating spaces to enhance the distribution of results within value chains and reinforce entities to provide financial and technical assistance to popular-base ventures (those that already exist and new ones that use modalities of shared ownership).

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