Issue 23 – September 2022

First Word

More or less equal?

My first real consciousness of the super-rich happened as a teenager while working over the summer for my black-sheep uncle, a 1960s hippy turned Parisian artisan woodworker for the rich.

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Columns

Growth… a tale of make believe

Where is the fairy dust when you need it?  Frances Coppola goes looking. Ah, the lovely economic growth fairy. It flutters around the world, resting briefly here, lingering longer there,

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Interviews

Tragically speaking

George DeMartino is not your everyday academic economist. Over the past ten years and more he has campaigned for the economics profession, as he calls it, to have a code

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On being an inspiration

Chee Yoke Ling has, since the 1980s, supported Global South countries in becoming more effective in international policy negotiations. The Mint called her up in Bonn, where she was attending

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Drowning in silence

The Mint spent time with Waqar Rizvi, a media commentator in Pakistan, to discuss views from the global South – particularly its perspectives on demands for climate change compensation –

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Articles

No shortage of profit

Semiconductor firms cash in with a collective old block on chips. Chris Mouré explains. Over the past year, looking into the business of semiconductors, I examined the historical relationships between

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Radical moves

Could a sway to the left in South America be the start of a new Latin step? Alexander Kozul-Wright looks at the partners. Political change in Latin America’s recent history

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Home grown is better for you

Harshita Bhasin and Anirban Dasgupta warn of the perils of living on imported food. The food crisis fueling an ongoing rush of inflation globally was already brewing due to the

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India’s age concern 

One of India’s greatest assets is youth. Jayan Jose Thomas calls for changes in established thinking to harness its potential. India, like many South Asian countries, has a young population.

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The Alchemy of value

An excerpt from Serious Money: walking plutocratic London by Caroline Knowles Quant seems apprehensive as he arrives at the trendy east London Shoreditch bar, Looking Glass, where I am waiting,

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As real as it gets

Climate change: Bangladesh is where it is at. Rohini Kamal shows the way.  Debates on climate change are often dominated by heated commentary from the West on its impending peril

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Book Review

Gone for broke

The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy by Christopher Leonard. Review by Guy Dauncey Every healthy economy has a financial immune system to protect

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