Adam W. Parsons

Adam Parsons tackles the issue of global inequalities characterized by a crisis of abundance in one part of the world while the other part continues to languish in poverty and want. He questions the irony of half the world starving and suffering from rising food costs while the other half is recording bumper harvests. The recent economic crisis saw western governments summon huge sums of money to bail out financial institutions, and yet there never seems to be the same magnanimity when it more

With the World Bank’s recent recalculations on the number of global poor going unnoticed within the majority of mainstream media channels, Adam W. Parsons laments the absence of external scrutiny of the Bretton Woods institutions. The author illustrates the extent to which the bank’s faith in the Millennium Development Goals remains misguided, and asks whether the bank’s figures can be taken as indicative of any real improvement in the plight of the poor.

As the latest summit to discuss a post-Kyoto treaty continues in New York this week, the single most revealing statement has already been spoken: 'We need to climate-proof economic growth.' These few words, told to reporters by the UN’s top climate official, Yvo de Boer, during the recent Vienna round of talks, define the blinded establishment approach to tackling climate change.