World Governance. A Personal European View
Inventing a New World Governance Now
WGI: World Governance Index (2009 Report)
First Proposals for Building a New World-governance Architecture
What South Africa Does the World Need?
Youth and World Governance
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
World Governance Index (WGI)
Theories of Global Governance
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Preparing Rio+20 at the Thematic Social Forum: A Historical Opportunity
Foundations for Biocivilization
Proposal for a Charter of Universal Responsibilities
Another Future Is Possible
Proposal Papers for the Rio+20 Peoples Summit
Rio + ???
After Rio+20: What New World Governance Does the World Need?
The Global Marshall Plan
A Proposal for Governance in the Post 2011 World
Post-2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future
Dictionary of World Power
Towards a World Citizens Movement
For a World Citizen Movement
International Civil Society Week, Bogota 2016
Bank of the South, International Context, and Alternatives
The UN Reform and the Alterglobalization Movement
The Bamako Appeal
Setting up an Arbitration Tribunal on Debt: An Alternative Solution?
Raising International Climate Finance
Europe needs a Grand Strategy
Global Democracy: Civil Society Visions and Strategies (G05) Conference Report
Thirty years of Habitat I: no more neoliberal model of cities!
Reclaiming the ASEAN Community for the People
A War Hiding Another War
Ressentiment* and World Governance
Sustainable Forest Management
Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
Transforming Capitalism: the Triple Crisis
The Commons and World Governance
The World Governance Index (WGI)
The Emergence of Global Administrative Law
Dialog of Chinese, European, and South American Civil Societies at Rio+20
"Biocivilization" for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet. Video on the Workshop
An Ecological Act: A Backgrounder to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
What Europe does the world need?
PMCs, Human Security and Global Governance in Global Public Sphere
Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
Soldiers and the Latest Trends: Lessons from Yugoslavia?
Bringing the Violence of War under Control in a Globalized World
Rio+20 and Beyond. No Future without Justice
Low-carbon Economy and Sustainable Development
Rural Areas and World Governance
Fair Coop, the Earth cooperative for a fair economy
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
A Primer on Global Economic Sharing
Using a simulation model, this research examines the potential impact of a very large-scale
foreign development-assistance program (a “Global Marshall Plan”), financed largely from
reallocation of military expenditure, on the future development of the world economy. The
model’s key premise is that inequality among nations in per capita income is all or mostly due to
differentials in generalized capital stocks. Generalized capital encompasses all reproducible
primary factors of production other than raw labor power, and it includes, in addition to the value
of plant and machinery, the value of education and training inputs into the labor force, and the
value of social infrastructure capital such as roads and schools.
The program, dubbed the World
Economic Equalization Program (WEEP), would entail large-scale transfers of new generalized
capital investment from rich nations to poor nations. The benchmark simulation of the model
without such a program in operation indicates indefinite continuation of the recent trend toward
increasing world economic inequality. The benchmark simulation of the model with the program
in operation indicates a dramatic reduction in world economic inequality, at the cost of a very
minor retardation in the economic growth of the rich nations.
Sensitivity analysis demonstrates
that with certain key exceptions, the optimistic results are reasonably robust against parametric
variation. In cases of unfavorable parameter values, such that the equalizing effect of the program
is minor, the cost is mostly borne by the poor nations, in the sense that unfavorable parameter
values do not reduce the economic growth of the rich nations by a substantial amount. These
results might support the initiation of a real-world WEEP on a tentative and provisional basis,
with the intention of abandoning it if, after a fair trial period of perhaps 10-15 years, the achieved
results are disappointing.