#Inequality

How COVID-19 Will Increase Inequality in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies

2020 Nov 05

Emerging markets and developing economies grew consistently in the two decades before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, allowing for much-needed gains

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Capitalism isn't working anymore. Here's how the pandemic could change it forever

2020 Oct 20

Capitalism is in crisis. The pandemic could change it forever, in favor of workers and those in greatest need.

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The uncertain future of capitalism after coronavirus

2020 Oct 19

The pandemic made a global economic slowdown much worse. Maybe its time to rethink a system based on endless growth.

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The Redistribution Games

2020 Oct 02

Life is not the Olympics, where talent and training determine an athlete’s performance. It’s more like a Roman arena in which well-armed gladiators vanquish unarmed ...

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Trust Funds for All

2020 Jul 15

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many flaws in advanced economies, not least the fact that inequality can be deadly. The case for giving all citizens a capital endowment – reflecting both their inalienable dignity and society’s return on its public inves

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The Main Street Manifesto

2020 Jun 28

The historic protests sweeping America were long overdue, not just as a response to racism and police violence, but also as a revolt against entrenched plutocracy.

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The Post-Pandemic Social Contract

2020 Jun 13

While many recent proposals for reforming capitalism would substantially change the way our economies operate, they do not fundamentally alter the narrative about how market economies should work; nor do they represent a radical departure for economic pol

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A Chronicle of a Lost Decade Foretold

2020 May 31

Many on the left still cling to the hope that the COVID-19 crisis will translate into the use of state power on behalf of the powerless. But those in authority have never hesitated to harness government intervention to the preservation of oligarchy...

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COVID-19: The Capitalist Emperor Has No Clothes

2020 Apr 20

The systemic failure of the capitalist order triggered by the coronavirus has reinforced the growing awareness that extreme wealth inequality...

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The Pandemic Stress Test

2020 Mar 17

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the underlying weaknesses in national economies, health systems, and even political ideologies.

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Inequality and Economic Growth

2020 Feb 03

Economic policymakers can no longer afford to view inequality as an issue separate from boosting employment and incomes. Addressing it through a wealth tax, combined with more effective antitrust policies and enforcement, has become essential to sustainin

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Another Year of Living Dangerously

2020 Jan 25

Governments, and ultimately people, can reverse the alarming trends of 2019. But 2020 will be another year of living dangerously if short-term policies continue to be pursued at the expense of long-term vision.

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