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Time to Care- Oxfam Report

Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis This report outlines how global inequality is shockingly entrenched and vast, with the number of billionaires having doubled in the

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Productivity Does Not Explain Wages

By Blair Fix Does productivity explain income? I asked this question in a previous post. My answer was a bombastic no. In this post, I’ll dig deeper into the reasons that productivity doesn’t

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Taking Climate Action Via a Gaming App

UN Climate Change News, 12 June 2019 – W-Foundation, a global relief and conservation organization, is working with the UN’s Climate Neutral Now initiative to promote sustainability and climate action through a

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Economic update: Fighting the system

This week: Updates on the economics of immigration; France’s yellow vests join union-called general strike; demonstrations against Sackler family’s profiting from oxycontin; and New York City Council considers giving priority

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Financial Regulation in Cyber Space

Rebuilding Macroeconomics’ Finance Hub held its second workshop to discuss the interdisciplinary approaches to financial resilience and stability. We focused on digital currencies and their impact on regulation and central

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Blood for Oil in Venezuela?

Vijay Prashad discusses the extent to which US interest in Venezuelan oil and other natural resources is driving Trump’s policy of seeking regime change. The link is not that straight-forward,

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Overheard at Davos 2019

In January 2019, the Green Economy Coalition headed to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to convene an interactive panel of environmental economists and thought-leaders to present their visions

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