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"We know we face a crisis: the global economy is organized in such a way that nearly 60% of humanity is left unable to meet basic needs."
"We know we face a crisis: the global economy is organized in such a way that nearly 60% of humanity is left unable to meet basic needs."
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I will believe it when I hear we have gone from 10 million unemployed to 1 million, and we have a $15hr wage so that people can get back on there feet. The stock market is overheating and people are gambling money they can't afford to lose.
I will believe it when I hear we have gone from 10 million unemployed to 1 million, and we have a $15hr wage so that people can get back on there feet. The stock market is overheating and people are gambling money they can't afford to lose.
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"Among the many strange, unforeseen changes of the last year is a new respect for Keynesian economic theory."
"Among the many strange, unforeseen changes of the last year is a new respect for Keynesian economic theory."
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“Degrowth” means many things to many people. To most, it probably doesn’t mean much beyond an antonym to “growth,” the process of getting larger or more complex. To some detractors, the term represents a scary violation of the imperative to _...Read More_
“Degrowth” means many things to many people. To most, it probably doesn’t mean much beyond an antonym to “growth,” the process of getting larger or more complex. To some detractors, the term represents a scary violation of the imperative to _...Read More_
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"Japan’s economy could emerge from a damaging state of emergency this quarter on a less-shaky footing if growth at the end of last year was as strong as economists estimate."
"Japan’s economy could emerge from a damaging state of emergency this quarter on a less-shaky footing if growth at the end of last year was as strong as economists estimate."
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"Few economies grew in 2020 when lockdown measures around the world to contain the coronavirus brought much economic activity to a halt."
"Few economies grew in 2020 when lockdown measures around the world to contain the coronavirus brought much economic activity to a halt."
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"The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts"
"The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts"
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"Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey says economy should make a strong recovery from the pandemic"
"Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey says economy should make a strong recovery from the pandemic"
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Excellent piece. Two points in defence of GDP 1) it's not actually a bad measure of stuff that matters. (As Chris says, Jobs x Wages is a major part of GDP. Jobs matter and wages matter.) 2) Although GDP misses LOTS of other important _...Read More_
Excellent piece. Two points in defence of GDP 1) it's not actually a bad measure of stuff that matters. (As Chris says, Jobs x Wages is a major part of GDP. Jobs matter and wages matter.) 2) Although GDP misses LOTS of other important _...Read More_
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A president has only limited control over the economy. And yet there has been a stark pattern in the United States for nearly a century. The economy has grown significantly faster under Democratic presidents than Republican ones.
A president has only limited control over the economy. And yet there has been a stark pattern in the United States for nearly a century. The economy has grown significantly faster under Democratic presidents than Republican ones.
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"For CK Colindres and her two children, 12 and 2, weekends were always spent strolling in malls and dining out in the Philippine capital of Manila. That all changed when the pandemic struck."
"For CK Colindres and her two children, 12 and 2, weekends were always spent strolling in malls and dining out in the Philippine capital of Manila. That all changed when the pandemic struck."
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“Only with certainty on the future of government support can businesses communities plan ahead and look to restart, rebuild and _...Read More_
“Only with certainty on the future of government support can businesses communities plan ahead and look to restart, rebuild and _...Read More_
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"Some countries are rejecting an obsession with GDP and finding different ways to measure success. Welcome to the happiness economy."
"Some countries are rejecting an obsession with GDP and finding different ways to measure success. Welcome to the happiness economy."
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"if we want a decent shot at climate stability, high-income nations will have to shift to post-growth _...Read More_
"if we want a decent shot at climate stability, high-income nations will have to shift to post-growth _...Read More_
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