Governments gently cajoling people towards better life choices is only one side of the nudge theory.
Blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in 2010. The losses produced by polluting companies should cost as ‘negative’ for a country’s growth.
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A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself.
“Gritty,” “authentic” are words of praise often used for TV director David Simon: No less so with The Deuce, his new series about the rise of the porn industry in New York City in the 1970s.
We need to work out how to save capitalism from itself.
The Warhol exhibition inspired thousands of selfies at the opening.
The Andy Warhol exhibition embodies so many of the contradictions, complications and conflicts in both art and society in contemporary South Africa.
‘Radical economic transformation’ in South Africa needs to move beyond rhetoric.
South Africa's governing ANC has always seen economic growth as the driving force for change. This was wishful thinking as the damage done by apartheid will take far more to undo.
In Cuba, unlike in many Latin American countries, when you see children on the street, they’re not begging; they’re playing. And therein lies Castro’s dilemma: how to reform Cuba’s stagnant economy without losing what’s working?
Cuba won't tolerate the high social costs paid by China and Vietnam in their shift to market capitalism, but its economy desperately needs a reboot.
From Winston Churchill to the Industrial Strategy Commission: laying down the markers for success.
Differences in attitudes toward globalisation makes cooperation between the world's leading economies extremely difficult.
Much of Miami rallied behind the US president in reinstating the Cuban embargo. Reactions on the island have been predictably less enthusiastic.
Trump's revamped old policy could have a paradoxical effect on Cuba, seriously damaging the country’s economy while actually galvanising its political system.
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Have American companies just been given the green light to deploy "edgy" branding that goes way too far?
A dubious deal with the Trumps has sparked criticism of the World Bank, but attention should be focused elsewhere.
Could building small affordable dwellings be a part of the solution?
The soaring cost of housing has helped make capital ownership more profitable than work.
Wealth inequality is no 21st-century phenomenon. But it was decisively shaped by public policy during the last 100 years as economies emerged from war and redesigned the structures for life.
Independent brewer joins the long list of small counter-culture firms that sold us revolution and walked away wealthy.
A refugee protests at a camp in Greece in early February.
The plan is part of a wider trend to outsource and offshore immigration controls.
Thomas Piketty has demonstrated how inequality can be – and has been over time – fundamentally destructive of sustained economic growth.
The crisis confronting neoliberal capitalism suggests that its internal contradictions are now undermining its very foundations. What can we expect from a post-neoliberal world?
In work poverty is a sign the icy tide of capitalism is now lapping at our ankles in the global north.
Still marching …
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You may not be free but buying lots of stuff can create the illusion that you are.