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The monthly bulletin of LEAP (European Laboratory of Political Anticipation) - 15 Nov 2018

A changing paradigm: Glimpses of what is coming after the global “nationalist” wave (or From Trump to what?)

 We hereby inaugurate a series of articles by the title « Changing paradigm » aimed at anticipating the different economic and political models that are emerging on the horizon of the new multipolar world, their expansion processes and modes of interaction.

Introduction: the scene is set

The election of President Trump was clearly an important expression of discontent with mainstream politics in the US. But it is neither an isolated event in the world, nor a temporary aberration, as we can see a rise of anti-system parties, nationalists and authoritarians in different developed and emerging democratic nations. The rise of these individuals and movements represents the culmination of a broad shift that was already taking place before, but the change will now be accelerated by their presence in power. Hence, this is not a “transitional” problem, a brief hiccup on the way to a higher stage of globalisation.  We will not be returning to the 1990s dream of a New World Order where history has famously ended[1]. Instead President Trump and his fellow-travellers are rather midwives of a transformation that is taking place. 

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The millions of dollars dumped in South America by evangelical churches have brought the eighth world economic power (Brazil) into their hands, knowing that the first (the US) is already [...]

Ten years after the Lehman Brothers collapse, the fear of another major financial crisis hasn’t totally disappeared. In a recent forum, Nouriel Roubini, one of the economists who had anticipated [...]

The Food Blockchain Waste, traceability requirements, increased food risks, decentralised production, the costs of this global food-industry, consumer prices: Consumers and industry players are becoming increasingly demanding about transparency within [...]

Our readers know what the dollar is becoming – a currency like any other. Also, they will not be surprised to learn that  oil is following the same path and [...]

– European Automobile Industry – The long and winding road
– GM – LOL
– General Electric – Will it fail or not?
– Oil: Seesawing to its death
– Financial market: Ashes to ashes, junk to junk
– Investments – Where does the money go? 
Convinced that the emissions scandal is now behind it, the German automobile industry is ready to restart. VW (Volkswagen), for instance, lined up 440,000 vehicles in October (compared to the 310,000 last August). But two markets are about to escape VW – and not the least important …

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