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    The 2008 crisis failed to displace neoliberalism’s core principles

The 2008 crisis failed to displace neoliberalism’s core principles

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IMF speeches do little to confirm hopes that the crisis would give rise to a more progressive capitalism, write Kevin Farnsworth and Zoë Irving.

It is now over ten years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers paved the way for the biggest, most global, and most significant financial crisis in living memory. It brought the global capitalist economy to its […]

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    Book Review: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

Book Review: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

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In The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, Mehrsa Baradaran studies the crucial role that financial structures have played in creating and maintaining racial inequalities in the United States. This book is not only a valuable historical commentary on the relationship between wealth inequity and racial discrimination, writes Juvaria Jafri, but also contains rich material on the political economy […]

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    Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

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In Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Anand Giridharadas explores and unpacks various myths regarding the role of elites in engendering social change, showing how the efforts of America’s elite to ‘do good’ typically help to maintain their advantaged positions. This is an eloquently delivered yet scathing critique of the emphasis placed upon elites over social institutions […]

A new measure to assess companies’ external engagement

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Big data and advanced analytics allow us to justify investment in social media, just like with other investments, write Witold Henisz, Dhruv Malhotra and Robin Nuttall.

Could a single tweet destroy your company? Just a few years ago, a question like that might have seemed absurd. But now that possibility is something that executives and investors around the world are […]

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    Book Review: Everyday Economics: A User’s Guide to the Modern Economy by Steve Coulter

Book Review: Everyday Economics: A User’s Guide to the Modern Economy by Steve Coulter

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For many of us, economics appears too abstract and rooted in assumptions that make individuals seem unfamiliar as human subjects. In Everyday Economics: A User’s Guide to the Modern Economy, Steve Coulter seeks to tackle these perceptions by offering an accessible take on economics that shows how it has relevance to different aspects of our everyday lives, from health to shopping and housing. […]

Can millennials save the labour movement?

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Unions can get reinvigorated by tapping into young people’s energy, creativity and transformative leadership potential, write Maite Tapia, Lowell Turner and Salil R. Sapre.

Millennials – born between 1980 and 2000 – are disproportionately employed in low skill occupations, with nonstandard employment arrangements, and in nonunionised workplaces. Their working conditions in general tend to be worse in comparison to older […]

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    Poor growth in the US financial sector is dragging the rest of the economy down with it.

Poor growth in the US financial sector is dragging the rest of the economy down with it.

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Across European capitals and in Washington DC, economic policymakers are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for another recession and are considering which monetary and fiscal policy instruments might be used to prevent it. Studying more than 60 years of economic cycles, Eddie Gerba finds that the ‘real’ economy has become inextricably linked to the financial economy in the […]

December 18th, 2018|Economy, Eddie Gerba|0 Comments|
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    The midterms have shown that President Trump’s campaign rhetoric on the economy has come back to haunt him

The midterms have shown that President Trump’s campaign rhetoric on the economy has come back to haunt him

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It has been long argued that the US economy has a massive influence on elections. But the Democrats’ midterm successes in the face of a Republican administration presiding over a healthy economy may have called that commonly held view into question. Helen Thompson writes that this new apparent disconnect between the economy and voters’ preferences may be down to […]

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    The digitisation of recorded music: studying the ‘long tail’ effect

The digitisation of recorded music: studying the ‘long tail’ effect

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More products are brought to market, even ones initially expected to fail, increasing consumer choice and welfare, write Luis Aguiar and Joel Waldfogel.

Digitisation, in the form of online retailing, has long been understood to deliver welfare benefit to consumers. Greater consumer access to content has led to an important work on the “long-tail” phenomenon: while the choice set faced […]

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    Trump is right to critique the Federal Reserve, but his attacks are in the wrong direction.

Trump is right to critique the Federal Reserve, but his attacks are in the wrong direction.

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The US Federal Funds rate is the measure which determines interest rates across the US economy – and is therefore a very important tool in economic policy-making. Traditionally, the Federal Reserve has complete independence in determining its policies in this area, but President Trump has undermined this principle with recent comments that the Fed should be more Dovish. Michael […]

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