Degrowth offers the world a new story, one that acknowledges the role economic growth has had in climate change and identifies alternatives.
It’s individuals, communities, and institutions who build the necessary confidence to pursue complex and challenging solutions to their problems.
The sums aren’t adding for South Africa on either the spending or revenue side. It’s a problem that’s developed over time with no action being taken.
The threat of COVID may be receding, but the fall-out will continue to affect business in the coming year, requiring strong leadership to navigate uncertain times.
Sen. Manchin effectively killed one of Biden’s key economic priorities by withdrawing his support from the $2 trillion bill.
The dominant forces in the Coalition seem to have learnt their lesson: Australia’s economy still needs serious budget support.
Problems limiting the growth of the sector aren’t self-inflicted. They’re firmly rooted in the country’s development agenda.
The economy shrank 1.9% in the September quarter, but figures released on Wednesday show spending roaring back as soon as the lockdowns ended.
National Treasury’s strategy to overcome South Africa’s chronic fiscal crisis rests on highly uncertain political and economic foundations.
Central bankers are coming under mounting pressure to get inflation under control.
Without academic freedom and rule of law it’s hard to see how China’s economy can continue to grow so fast.
In China, as elsewhere, the pandemic has turned the world of work upside down.
Good governance should be seen as the first and main tool for achieving climate change mitigation as policymakers pursue sustainable solutions for the environmental crisis.
Corruption and fraud make a few rich households richer. But the already poor and low-skilled lose their jobs and become poorer.
Can the structural barriers to low-skilled employment growth be overcome?
Rebasing matters because it makes updated and better data available so that better policies can be designed.
In this moment of crisis, South Africa urgently needs decisive action. But all too often South Africans of all political stripes seem trapped in stale discourses.
Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
To achieve sustainable growth under the constraint that consumption is independent from the use of natural resources, we must move along the path of qualitative growth.
GDP only measures economic growth – not inequality, poverty or unpaid work like elder care. So researchers in the Netherlands developed a new way for governments to see how people are actually doing.