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Theoretically speaking

Randy Wray was one of the finalists for our #NotTheNobel prize in October and is one of the world’s leading advocates of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). It might sound like …

Licence to be Bad

A World Away


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Spin Offs

Tom Szaky started TerraCycle in high school to “end waste”. The company currently operates in 21 countries, working with some of the world’s largest retailers’ and manufacturers’ brands. In each …

Beware Brits bearing myths

Proper gander

Here & Now

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Life in the cross hairs

Being a good corporate citizen comes with risks. Andrew Black tells the tale of a close escape. For corporates that have medium-term planning regimes, taking seriously the considerable challenges posed …

Life by Numbers

All is revealed


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The gravity of the situation

People risk their lives to defend an environment they, and we can thrive in, but they are also changing our global economy. Nick Meynen writes. One June morning in 2008 …

Where the truth lies

Hard stuff

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Hardcore Peripheries

Ingrid Kvangraven, Farwa Sial and Carolina Alves explore the relevance of dependency theory today. Why are some countries rich and some poor? Why is it difficult – seemingly impossible – …

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The triumph of Trumpism


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Youth Suicides by Firearms on the Rise

A school shooting with multiple fatalities is certain to make the headlines. After all, it’s major news when a kid gets shot and killed, right?  Well, not necessarily —  because …

Past Events

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Is there a future for Heterodox Economics?

Over the last 50 years, the community of heterodox economists has expanded, and its publications have proliferated. Heterodoxy was given a big boost after mainstream economics was discredited by the …

#NotTheNobel Prize – Final Event

Long Reads

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Industrial policy, then and now

Victoria Chick compares two texts on industrial strategy that are separated by 90 years and are worlds apart in their concern for the public good. Introduction After 40 years of …

The space between us