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Globalization and Inequality: the Perspective from Southeast Asia PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:19

Globalization and Inequality: the Perspective from Southeast Asia1

Sethaput Suthiwart-Narueput2

PDF file can be downloaded here


In the well-known ancient Indian parable, several blind men touch an elephant to learn what it is like.  The one who feels a leg thinks an elephant is like a pillar.  The one who feels the tail thinks it is like a rope.   Another who feels the trunk thinks it is like a tree branch.[3]

Conversations about globalization often[4] share this characteristic.  Those who focus on factory closures and outsourcing see globalization as causing job losses and lower wages in the developed world.  Those who focus on factory disasters such as those in Bangladesh see it contributing to unsafe conditions and poor labor standards for workers in developing countries.

Globalization and Inequality: EFN Asia’s session in Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 June 2014 19:06

With the success in 2013, EFN Asia and FNF Korea decided to continue to co-host a session in the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity 2014 in Jeju island, Korea. The big umbrella of the whole event is ‘Designing New Asia.’ Our session’s theme is ‘Globalization and Inequality.’ With the recent worldwide Piketty phenomenon and inequality situations in many Asian countries, we firmly believe that it is a topic we have to discuss and share our views.

The forum has started in 2001 and continued to attract participants around the world. It is expected that this year there were more than 4,000 participants altogether. Huge crowd of people attended two-and-a-half-day-event held during 28-30 May 2014.  Notable figures of this year include Julia Gillard, former prime minister of Australia, Salam Fayyad, former prime minister of state of Palestine, Li Zhaoxing, former foreign minister of China and Carly Fiorina, former president of Hewlettt-Packard.

Unirule founder ranks 4th most influential thinker worldwide PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 May 2014 13:37

Mao Yushi(茅于轼) was ranked 4th of World Thinkers 2014 in a survey conducted by the prospect Magazine.

Mao is one of the most popular economists in China and an outspoken advocate of Chinese policy reform. His scientific achievements and contributions to liberal thought from a Chinese perspective have gained him the title “national treasure” by his fans. Born 1992 in Nanjing, Mao became famous during the early years of reform, applying mathematical principles on economics. His first book was published in 1985 with the title “Mathematical Foundations of Economics: The Prinicipal of Optimal Allocation”. In 1993 he and fellow economists like Sheng Hong盛洪 founded the Unirule Institute of Economics, in which he still holds the position as honorary chairman.

Jonathan Gullible in more languages PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:42


"We are happy to share with you that all three publications: Baluchi, Sindhi and Urdu edition of Jonathan Gullible. 
E-versions can be downloaded from: With best regards, Muhammad Anwar, Administrator, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Shanghai Austrian Economics Summit 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:10

Although we may be connected to each other on the internet already, going offline can give us so much more! Just as it was two years ago, we have economists and followers of Austrian Economics all over the world coming together at this summit. Here you can make new friends and share your ideas, not to mention the great food and environment.

You won’t want to miss out on this absolutely life-changing event.

18-20 July 2014 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Huaqiao – Kunshan


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