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Indian Summary

Surbhi Kesar is a young, Indian, pluralist economist, who has been researching the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable Indians. The report she has contributed made the newspaper headlines in India. …

The Clout of Africa


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Defunding the past

The time has come to pucker up and give Trump a kiss. Our collective sanity is being assailed by an unrelenting locust-swarm media and the groaning end of a socioeconomic …

A shocking trolley

Building forward is better

Here & Now

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Digital division: pointing the finger

Kira Allmann counts the cost of exclusion from the web that is woven into lives worldwide. On a blustery, overcast afternoon eight years ago, volunteers for (B4RN, pronounced “barn”) gathered …

An isolated problem

Constructive argument


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Democratically digital

Internet access has been a lifeline during the Covid pandemic.  Miriam Brett argues it is too important to remain in the hands of private sector interests. An invisible lifeform has …

Mutual aid

Nigeria: an infected economy

Hard stuff

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Why we should abandon GDP

Gross Domestic Product is the most popular and useless quantity in economics say Erald Kolasi and Blair Fix. For all that it purports to say, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fails …

Hardcore Peripheries

Vegan cheese: you may scoff


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Green Flamingo: Portugal hopes to export green hydrogen to EU

Thanks to Portugal’s high sun exposure, the nation has the potential to produce green hydrogen for Europe. The EU-backed Green Flamingo initiative may enable it to ship the green gas …

Zimbabwe’s odious debts

Past Events

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The Digital Economy: a Covid Winner but for whom?

During lockdown, the digital economy has been essential and has boomed. But are private network monopolies in the public interest? The early 1900s saw the first attempt to challenge the …

Sabotage and Covid-19

Long Reads

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Taking sides

Nicholas Gruen questions the value of competition and proposes a new frontier for political and economic reform. Since Adam Smith, economists have marvelled at competition’s capacity to improve our world …

Industrial policy, then and now

The space between us