Inspired by Nature: Creating a sustainable economic system

As the society and the economy gets more complex, the design fault lines are becoming increasing visible. Today, the global economy faces a number of serious challenges and issues. For example, while globalisation had a good run over the past 4 decades  benefitting a large percentage of the global population, but at the same time,…

Is nature the best entrepreneur and investor there is ?

A generic description of nature will most likely be , the collective natural, physical, material world as well as the universe at large. Some refer to "Nature" as the physical world they live in. Our best and biggest discoveries all come from nature. And as humans we are all part of nature, so we come…

ReIMAGINING the Economy

Every human idea is a product of imagination and thinking, be it, the idea of a nation state, democracy, economy, financial markets, or a religion for that matter. As these ideas evolve, we then conceive processes and procedures to keep the idea going and growing. But all these ideas that we conceive, do come with…

The Fear of recession: Are the Gods coming to the rescue again ?

The markets are abuzz about the possibility of a global recession. And based on the economic indicators especially the tools used by the market participants to gauge or predict a possible recession, you could see a strong case there. Having said that, if you are student of recession and also life in general then, your…

The Changing GAME, and the Global economy

The recent movements in the markets and its overall behaviour is starting to indicate that the game is changing and has already changed somewhat, and the market participants are having to adapt to these changes rather quickly. And here is an example, so when my GrandMa suggested that never mind the good old correlation theory,…

The statistical data and the design of the modern economy

Our modern economic system is overload with all sorts of statistical data, all aimed at helping us better understand and interpret, the overall health and condition of the economy. And one of the top leading economic indicator to measure the health of an economy is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), used by central bankers around…

So why didn’t the quantitative easing (QE) create the inflationary fire in the developed world?

When answering the question, why the quantitative easing (QE) didn't create an inflationary fire in the developed world as expected by many in the markets, we would probably need to go back to basic. And based on basic economics, we know that the real inflation is driven by an increase in spending from the consumer side. The…

The Tax Debate: There is a lot more to an economy than taxes

The OECD recently launched a scheme to combat tax avoidance and evasion related issues from both major multinational corporations and individuals. The initiative called base erosion and profit shifting ( BEPS )  plan was presented to G 20 finance ministers on the 20th of July this year on their request. In short, the BEPS report…

Reinventing The Financial Markets: Back To Basics

People across Europe and other parts of the world are increasingly feeling disconnected with the financial world and in all likelihood the discontent will only grow if the sector is unable to connect or reach out to the common folks on the main street. I believe people do understand that an efficient and a well…