Development

Dignity Trust

Open letter to eight people whose wealth is equivalent to the assets hold by 3.6 billion people in our planet

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No more democratic fundamentalism

Privileged minorities would have us to believe that there is only one type of democracy, the one which serves them. This is far from being the case: there is a diversity of possible democratic constructions. A democracy that has not been built to favor the general wellbeing and the protection of the environment is neither solid nor sustainable; sooner or later it generates failures and dangerous frustrations.

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Investment, key variable, though not any type of investment

Usually investment is said to be “the” key variable to boost and sustain “the” economic development. However, not any type of investment will boost any type of development. It is essential to explicit (among the many that exist) which type of development we are pursuing so we can then identify which investments are the ones that bring us closer to the development society longs for and which, on the other hand, might move us away from or even infringe upon such development.

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Silenced alarms against cultural concentration

The process of wealth concentration that punishes the world not only is based on mechanisms for extracting value, but also is the cornerstone of this cultural concentration trajectory that, as it moves forward, narrows the diversity of worldviews, knowledge, perspectives, values, solutions. The cultural concentration turns voices into echoes with very serious consequences.  

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Transformation of value chains

Value chains are not immutable in regards to the way they are structured and function. This is because value chains emerge from a group of factors that change over time; in particular they evolve according to the modifications that take place in the relations among the diverse participating actors. Usually the most powerful actors impose their interests which is materialized in the way the chain they lead is structured and functions. That there are no better options is a falsehood that they try to install to discourage transforming attempts.

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