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Economics

For a better 2030

Labour unions played a key role in designing the Sustainable Development Goals. Now they are fighting to get them implemented – nationally and internationally

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Predictable Missteps

Working in Myanmar’s garment industry is rarely any better than in neighboring countries. Exploitation is wide spread. But unions are fighting for change.

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A Global Option

Ever more sophisticated robots are taking over jobs. Poverty might follow in step. But there is a concept, often derided as socialist utopia that could help.

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Editorial

DDD’s 20th issue explores global work realities in the 21th century .

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Unemployed and Violent

Around the world, youth want to shape their own futures, but high unemployment is holding them back. Discontent can at times lead to revolution.

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Morocco’s Solar Bet

Morocco’s new solar power plants are expected to support 1.1 million people and hopes are high for a boost in job creation. Yet obstacles still remain.

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Shopping Against Capitalism

Revolutions smash capitalism – not. Instead consumer’s disobedience will, says this intriguing short story. (Maybe.)

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Possession Rather Than Ownership

Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

The expansion of big retailers in developing countries poses a challenge for food security.

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"A New Generation is Emerging"

Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD talks about the possibilities to strategically design Africa’s future and the role agriculture will play in a transformation.

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Connecting Farmers

With 60% of Africa’s population working in agriculture, innovations like Esoko’s pricing apps promise to improve conditions of smallholder farmers.

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“A Friendly Tsunami”

Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.

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