Mark my words, 2023 will be the year when it all goes down, or as they say in German, Kaput, meaning broken or no longer effective. Kaput can also mean "finished" or "the end"! I chose a German word for my #2023predictions as, like during the two world wars, Germany would be "pivotal" to the … Continue reading 2023! The Year It All Goes Kaput!
1. The Global Economy is under lots of "stress," and the feeling of "weirdness" where nothing makes sense about where it is headed adds to the overall sense of what The Atlantic Magazine called "The Everything is Weird" Economy. So, to make it easier for you, the reader, to comprehend what is happening in the … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why The “Stressed” Global Economy Is In For A Hard Landing!
Betting big on technology, India is attempting to "leapfrog" into the Digital Age, bypassing the need for an Industrial/Manufacturing "Renaissance." For a nation that prides itself on its technological prowess, this "ambitious" task seems within reach. However, doubts persist about the "reach" of technology, given the problems of "scale and speed" that a vast, diverse, … Continue reading Betting Big On Technology, India At 75 Aims To “Leapfrog” Into The Digital Age!
Has the Indian Economy "turned the corner" with regards to the post-pandemic "recovery" gathering steam and most economic indicators in the "green"? Or is it just the "spin" around the growth prospects making us believe that "all is well" with the Indian Economy? If the former is true, why is the tag of the world's … Continue reading India@75: A Reality Check! Decoding The Bullishness Around The Indian Economy!
Is India a "lone bright spot" amidst global turmoil and economic gloom, or is it too premature to announce its "arrival" on the world stage? Sure, the Indian Economy is the "world's fastest-growing major economy", and its geopolitical heft and influence have grown with the Ukraine war, where Modi can "hold its own" with Putin, … Continue reading False Dawn Or Bright Spot? Is India “Shining” Amidst Global Turmoil And Economic Gloom, Or, Is This A Mirage In The Desert Of The Unreal?
The latest news from Russia is that Vladimir Putin has ordered "partial mobilization, " meaning that any Russian adult can be called upon to enlist in the army to serve the nation in its wartime efforts. While this falls short of conscription, this latest move goes far beyond what Putin has been doing. The announcement … Continue reading Putin Orders Partial Mobilization, Biden Vows To Defend Taiwan As Xi Flexes His Muscles! Are We Headed To A “Nuclear Winter”?
As global markets gyrate wildly, with "euphoric" gains one day and equally depressing falls the next, one wonders what investors are smoking as they go long and short in their positions. Moreover, this zig-zag behaviour of global markets reminds us of a "Drunkards Walk" where investors are unsure about their movements, let alone able to … Continue reading Here’s Why Global Markets Have Been Gyrating Like Junkies And Behaving Like Drunkard’s Walk!
Ever since the United States unilaterally pulled out of the Gold Standard, thereby "delinking" the creation of money underpinned by a physical asset, the ensuing neoliberal economic model of ordering societies has held sway over not only the West but also in large swathes of the developing world. While the merits and demerits of whether … Continue reading The Great Unraveling! How Five Decades Of Economic And Financial “Excesses” Have Reached A Tipping Point And Threaten Our Collective Future
The global economy is currently in a "slow motion" collapse. Unlike The Great Recession of 2008, where the bankruptcy of the American Investment Bank, and Lehman Brothers set in motion a "near death" of the global financial system, this time around, it is "death by a thousand cuts" for the global economy. We can see … Continue reading The Global Economy Is Now In A “Slow Motion” Collapse! Don’t Expect Big Bang Fireworks! Likely End In A Whisper
A $5 Trillion Economy? Pipe dream or possible? As India celebrates its 75th year of Independence, the air is full of optimism and hype over its future. Among the many "goals" set forth, the most mentioned target is that of the Indian Economy to become a $5 Trillion Economy. While India@75 can boast of many … Continue reading A $5 Trillion Economy? India@75 Can Unlock Hidden Wealth In Its’ Physical, Human, And Social Capital