Roberto Savio

Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of IPS, is a member of the WSF International Committee.

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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Europe is Disintegrating While Its Citizens Watch Indifferent
We are witnessing the slow agony of the dream of European integration, disintegrating without a single demonstration occuring anywhere, among its 500 millions of citizens. It is clear that European institutions are in an existential crisis but the debate is only at intergovernmental level. This...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Crisis of the Left and the Decline of Europe and the United States
The victory of the Conservative Party and the debacle of the Labour Party in the recent British general elections is yet another sign of the crisis facing left-wing forces today, leaving aside the question of how, under the British electoral system, the Labour Party actually increased the number of...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
The ‘Acapulco Paradox’ – Two Parallel Worlds Each Going Their Own Way
The world is clearly splitting into two parallel worlds, with each going their own way, in what we could call the ‘Acapulco paradox’. Take the official version of the image of Acapulco – a splendid Mexican resort, with horse riding on the beaches, a place blessed by nature and enriched by beautiful...
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Monday, December 15, 2014
The Sad Future of Our Planet
It is now official: the current inter-governmental system is not able to act in the interest of humankind. The U.N. Climate Change Conference in Lima – which ended on Dec. 14, two days after it was scheduled to close – was the last step before the next Climate Change Conference in Paris in December...
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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Ever Wondered Why the World is a Mess?
ROME - While the Third World War has not been formally declared, conflicts throughout the world are reaching levels unseen since 1944. Of course, for the large majority of people throughout the world, news about these conflicts is just part of our daily news, but another share of our daily news is...
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Friday, May 16, 2014
Global Inequality and the Destruction of Democracy
ROME - Not a day goes by without news on the growing inequality that is the telling indicator of the kind of economic model in which we have put ourselves, following the neoliberal binge unleashed by the Washington Consensus. The idea that economic growth is “a rising tide lifting all boats”, as...
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