Commentary

Is Mohammad Hatta’s cooperative economic vision still relevant today?

The global community is confronting an unprecedented crisis that requires a profound change in its approach to economics and development. Unsustainable consumption and production patterns, environmental deterioration and social inequality are increasingly recognised as the consequences of the current growth-based economic system, which presupposes infinite resources and perpetual expansion.

Is the Duterte-Marcos rift a glimpse into the future of the Jokowi-Prabowo alliance?

Several pundits have drawn comparisons between the Prabowo-Widodo and Marcos-Duterte alliances. Jokowi and Duterte are both popular nationalist figures hailing from outside the political establishment, and both have sought to extend their influence beyond constitutionally mandated presidential terms by installing their children as the running mates of establishment presidential candidates.

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