Economics

Articles

Shorn of the debt

Peter Manley describes the horrors of walking dead companies and the dangers in killing them off. The Coronavirus pandemic has put much of the world’s economy on financial life support,

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The comeback kid

Stefan Kesting and André Petersen Ystehede introduce a powerful intellectual force in economics who started early and faced his own firepower. Albert O. Hirschman is a role model as a

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WINIR takes all

David Gindis and Francesca Gagliardi tell how scholars in many disciplines and from many nations are joining in dialogue to promote the study of the stuff of social and economic

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Bring out the Best

Governments using regulators and other institutions to stick-and-carrot people into acting for the common good is not the way to deliver policy. Henry Leveson-Gower shares his discovery of a more

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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

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Mind over the matter

Teachers of pluralist economics need to foster argument that is sound, not shrill. Amy S Cramer and Laura Markowitz make a point. It’s the first day of the semester at

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HET up

Kevin Deane recounts his moment of discovery in the history of economic thought. In the summer of 2013, I embarked on my academic career as a lecturer at the University

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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

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Hidden in plain sight

Alan Freeman interprets the art of deft manipulation of fact used in painting an unrealistically assuring, yet remarkably convincing picture of international inequality. In his 1997 book, The Demon-Haunted World:

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Interviews

Cooperatives on the table

Jessica Gordon-Nembhard is a leading economist studying co-operatives. In fact she effectively invented this economic research agenda in the US. She was brought up by social activists who discussed Marx

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Saving you the trouble

Felicia Wong and her team at the Roosevelt Institute in New York have just read the work of 150 leading new economics thinkers so you don’t have to. They have

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News

Columns

Accentuate the positive

It all started with hope. Now we have viral infection. But there is still hope. I came up with “hope” as the theme for this issue in the autumn. I was

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Books

The Double X Economy

From the publisher: For the past fifteen years, scholar and activist Linda Scott has played a central role in the rise of the women’s economic empowerment movement. A coalition made

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The Good Ancestor

From the publisher: From the first seeds sown thousands of years ago, to the construction of the cities we still inhabit, to the scientific discoveries that have ensured our survival,

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The Spatial Contract

From the publisher: Housing. Water. Energy. Transport. Food. Education. Health care. These are the core systems which make human life possible in the 21st century. Few of us are truly

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Event Recordings